Coast Guard urges public to prepare for heavy surf along California coast

Coast Guard urges public to prepare for heavy surf along California coast
A ‘no swimming’ sign warns the public of heavy surf conditions . SAN FRANCISCO — The Coast Guard urges the public to exercise caution along beaches and coastal areas as heavy winds and surf are forecasted for the area through Friday. The National Weather Service issued a high surf advisory for coastal areas throughout the Bay Area in effect through Friday. Waves from 12-25 feet are expected...

Coast Guard investigates ferry allision in San Francisco

Coast Guard investigates ferry allision in San Francisco
SAN FRANCISCO — The Coast Guard is investigating the cause of a ferry allision that occurred at the San Francisco Ferry Building Friday afternoon. A crew member aboard the ferry San Francisco notified Coast Guard Sector San Francisco watchstanders of the allision around 2:40 p.m. There were reports of two minor injuries that did not require treatment beyond first aid and no reports of pollution. “The...

Coast Guard rescues kite surfer in San Pablo Bay

Coast Guard rescues kite surfer in San Pablo Bay
Coast Guard Air Station San Francisco MH-65 helicopter file photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Loumania Stewart SAN FRANCISCO — The Coast Guard rescued a kite surfer after he became stranded in San Pablo Bay, Tuesday. A bystander on shore called 911 dispatchers, who contacted Coast Guard Sector San Francisco watchstanders at approximately 10:30 a.m., reporting the kite surfer had been observed struggling...

Coast Guard medevacs shark bite victim near San Francisco

Coast Guard medevacs shark bite victim near San Francisco
A Coast Guard Air Station San Francisco helicopter crew medevacs a man who was bitten by a shark near the Farallon Islands off the Coast of San Francisco, Oct. 23, 2018.  (U.S. Coast Guard photo) SAN FRANCISCO — The Coast Guard medevaced a man who was bitten by a shark while diving near the Farallon Islands off the coast of San Francisco, Tuesday morning. The crew of the research vessel NorCal 1...

Coast Guard assists NOAA in response to entangled whale near Santa Cruz

Coast Guard assists NOAA in response to entangled whale near Santa Cruz
Coast Guard Cutter Hawksbill assists NOAA personnel with the disentanglement of a whale three miles southwest of Santa Cruz, Oct. 15, 2018. (U.S. Coast Guard photo) SAN FRANCISCO — The Coast Guard assisted National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration personnel in locating an entangled whale and assisting in its safe disentanglement near Santa Cruz, Monday. NOAA personnel contacted Coast Guard...

Coast Guard medevacs man from charter fishing vessel west of Golden Gate Bridge

Coast Guard medevacs man from charter fishing vessel west of Golden Gate Bridge
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 46-year-old man from a 50-foot charter fishing vessel approximately 20 miles west of the Golden Gate Bridge, Saturday afternoon. The captain of the fishing vessel Tiger Shark contacted Coast Guard Sector San Francisco watchstanders at approximately...

Coast Guard rescues 2 from sailboat 77 miles southwest of Half Moon Bay

Coast Guard rescues 2 from sailboat 77 miles southwest of Half Moon Bay
A Coast Guard Air Station San Francisco MH-65 Dolphin helicopter crew poses with two boaters after hoisting them from their 37-foot disabled sailboat 77 miles southwest of Half Moon Bay, Sept. 23, 2018. Pictured left to right are Petty Officer 3rd Class James Granger (flight mechanic), Lt. Katherine Voth(aricraft commander), the two rescued boaters, Petty Officer 2nd Class Dan Gossage (rescue swimmer)...

Coast Guard medevacs woman from cruise ship 20 miles west of Shelter Cove

Coast Guard medevacs woman from cruise ship 20 miles west of Shelter Cove
A Coast Guard Sector Humboldt Bay MH-65 Dolphin helicopter crew medevaced a 93-year-old Austrailian National from a cruise ship approximately 20 miles west of Shelter Cove, Sept. 21, 2018. (U.S. Coast Guard photo) MCKINLEYVILLE, Calif. — The Coast Guard medevaced a 93-year-old Austrailian National from a cruise ship approximately 20 miles west of Shelter Cove, Friday evening. Cruise ship Island Princess...

Coast Guard rescues stranded wind surfer near Coyote Point

Coast Guard rescues stranded wind surfer near Coyote Point
A Coast Guard Station San Francisco 45-foot Response Boat crew rescues a stranded wind surfer after he became separated from his gear off Coyote Point near San Mateo, California, Sept. 18, 2018.  (U.S. Coast Guard photo) SAN FRANCISCO — The Coast Guard, partner agencies and a good Samaritan rescued a stranded wind surfer after he became separated from his gear near Coyote Point, Tuesday evening. The...