Coast Guard, Marin County Fire Department rescue 4 in Tomales Bay

Coast Guard, Marin County Fire Department rescue 4 in Tomales Bay
Coast Guard Station Bodega Bay 47-foot Motor Lifeboat file photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class David Weydert.SAN FRANCISCO – Coast Guard and Marin County Fire Department (MCFD) crews rescued four people whose 40-foot sailboat ran aground in Tomales Bay, Thursday evening. At 7:45 p.m. boaters aboard the sailing vessel The Witch contacted Coast Guard Station Bodega Bay watchstanders via VHF marine radio...

Coast Guard, partner agencies assist entangled whale

Coast Guard, partner agencies assist entangled whale
Members from NOAA Fisheries’ Large Whale Entanglement Response Team remove a weather buoy anchoring line from an entangled whale in the Pacific Ocean, 30 miles west of Point Reyes.  (NOAA courtesy photo) SAN FRANCISCO — The Coast Guard, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Fisheries’ Large Whale Entanglement Response Team, the Marine Mammal Center and Cascadia Research Collective...

Coast Guard rescues 3 people near Carquinez Bridge

Coast Guard rescues 3 people near Carquinez Bridge
Three people were injured after their 36-foot pleasure crafted collided with a jetty near the Carquinez Bridge in Vallejo, Califronia, July 27, 2019. Coast Guard Station Vallejo arrived on scene, administered first aid, and transferred the inured people to local EMS. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Joseph Rivas) VALLEJO, Calif. — The Coast Guard rescued three people near the Carquinez...

Coast Guard Sector San Francisco urges caution for upcoming 4th of July holiday

Coast Guard Sector San Francisco urges caution for upcoming 4th of July holiday
(Not for navigational purposes) An illustration of Coast Guard Sector San Francisco’s security zone established around the San Francisco waterfront for the 2019 Fourth of July firework display from approximately 9:00 p.m.–10:30 p.m., July 4, 2019.  U.S. Coast Guard image. SAN FRANCISCO — The Coast Guard reminds mariners to exercise caution during the 4th of July holiday celebrations. Mariners...

Coast Guard and partner agencies rescue teenage sailors in Tomales Bay

Coast Guard and partner agencies rescue teenage sailors in Tomales Bay
Coast Guard Station Bodega Bay 47-foot Motor Lifeboat file photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class David Weydert.BODEGA BAY, Calif. — The Coast Guard and partner agencies rescued two teenage sailors whose boat was taking on water in Tomales Bay, Tuesday evening. Members of a local yacht club contacted watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector San Francisco around 6 p.m. reporting seven of their sailboats, with...

Coast Guard rescues stranded paddleboarder from Bodega Bay jetty

Coast Guard rescues stranded paddleboarder from Bodega Bay jetty
Coast Guard Station Bodega Bay 47-foot Motor Lifeboat file photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class David Weydert. SAN FRANCISCO — The Coast Guard rescued a stranded paddleboarder from the Bodega Bay jetty, Tuesday evening. 911 dispatchers contacted Coast Guard Sector San Francisco watchstanders at approximately 7 p.m., reporting a person stranded on Bodega Bay’s south jetty waving their arms. A Coast...

Illegal charter boats pose threat to public safety

Illegal charter boats pose threat to public safety
Pictured are Coast Guard decals displayed by charter vessels. (U.S. Coast Guard graphic) SAN FRANCISCO — The Coast Guard is continuing their mission to reduce unlicensed and illegal charter boats in the Bay Area. Coast Guard units have recently boarded more than 50 vessels in the Bay Area to verify captain’s licenses and drug-and-alcohol testing programs, while Coast Guard investigators have...

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...