Coast Guard medevacs 54-year-old man from 738-foot container ship in San Francisco Bay

Coast Guard medevacs 54-year-old man from 738-foot container ship in San Francisco Bay
Coast Guard Air Station San Francisco MH-65 helicopter file photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Loumania Stewart SAN FRANCISCO — The Coast Guard medevaced a 54-year-old Philippine national in San Francisco Bay, Monday evening. A harbor pilot aboard the motor vessel Vittoria contacted Coast Guard Sector San Francisco watchstanders at approximately 6:20 p.m., reporting that the ship’s captain had clutched...

Coast Guard urges kitesurfing safety after multiple rescues

Coast Guard urges kitesurfing safety after multiple rescues
SAN FRANCISCO — The Coast Guard is reminding kitesurfers Friday to operate with caution after Coast Guard crews conducted multiple rescues of downed kitesurfers in the past week in the San Francisco Bay. Coast Guard responders attributed this week’s distress calls to a combination of weather and inexperience, and are reminding kitesurfers to take precautions. Kitesurfers should always have...

Coast Guard rescues 2 from sinking boat off Año Nuevo Island

Coast Guard rescues 2 from sinking boat off Año Nuevo Island
Coast Guard Air Station San Francisco MH-65 helicopter file photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Loumania Stewart SAN FRANCISCO — The Coast Guard rescued two people from a sinking boat approximately three miles off the coast of Año Nuevo State Park, Thursday. The owner of the 57-foot Chris-craft, Never Say Never, contacted Coast Guard Sector San Francisco watchstanders at approximately 5:30 p.m., reporting...

Coast Guard Sector San Francisco receives new commander

Coast Guard Sector San Francisco receives new commander
SAN FRANCISCO — Coast Guard Sector San Francisco personnel held a change-of-command ceremony on Yerba Buena Island, Thursday, as Capt. Marie Byrd relieved Capt. Tony Ceraolo as sector commander. Prior to serving as the Sector San Francisco deputy commander, Byrd served as the Coast Guard Congressional and Governmental Affairs deputy chief where she worked with 535 members of Congress and the Coast...

Coast Guard Sector San Francisco to receive new commander

Coast Guard Sector San Francisco to receive new commander
Coast Guard Station San Francisco 25-foot Response Boat-Small file photo by Lt. Cmdr. Matthew Kroll SAN FRANCISCO — Capt. Marie Byrd is scheduled to replace Capt. Tony Ceraolo as the commander of Coast Guard Sector San Francisco, Thursday, during a change-of-command ceremony on Yerba Buena Island in San Francisco. Rear Adm. Peter Gautier, the 11th Coast Guard District commander, is scheduled to preside...

Coast Guard conducts search for missing person near Rockaway Beach

Coast Guard conducts search for missing person near Rockaway Beach
Coast Guard 47-Foot Motor Lifeboat file photo by Chief Petty Officer Mark Coady SAN FRANCISCO — The Coast Guard, along with partner agencies, are searching for a 28-year-old man reported missing near Rockaway Beach in Pacifica, Tuesday. Pacifica Police Department personnel notified Coast Guard Sector San Francisco watchstanders at approximately 4:30 a.m., of a man who was reportedly swept out by...

Coast Guard, partner agencies to conduct maritime threat exercise

Coast Guard, partner agencies to conduct maritime threat exercise
Members from Coast Guard Sector San Francisco and Station San Francisco conduct vessel-boarding exercises with Alcatraz Cruises in San Francisco Bay, Feb. 19, 2019. (U.S. Coast Guard photo) SAN FRANCISCO — Coast Guard Sector San Francisco members are scheduled to conduct an interagency in conjunction with Alcatraz Cruises at approximately 5 p.m., Tuesday. The exercise is scheduled to involve approximately...

Coast Guard Cutter Robert Ward arrives in San Francisco Bay ahead of commissioning

Coast Guard Cutter Robert Ward arrives in San Francisco Bay ahead of commissioning
The Coast Guard Cutter Robert Ward, a Sentinel Class Fast Response Cutter (FRC) homeported at Coast Guard Base Los Angeles-Long Beach, is escorted by San Francisco and Sacramento Coast Guard assets as the crew journeys to Coast Guard Sector San Francisco on Yerba Buena Island for a ceremonial commissioning, Feb. 22, 2019.  (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Jordan Akiyama) SAN FRANCISCO...

Coast Guard urges Bay Area residents to exercise caution ahead of heavy weather

Coast Guard urges Bay Area residents to exercise caution ahead of heavy weather
A ‘no swimming’ sign warns the public of heavy surf conditions . SAN FRANCISCO — The Coast Guard encourages boaters and beachgoers to exercise caution in the San Francisco Bay Area and along the Northern California coast as high winds and rough seas are forecasted to impact the region through late Wednesday. The public is advised to stay off the water and avoid hazardous conditions near...