Coast Guard investigates and fines six illegal charter boats in Lake Tahoe

Coast Guard investigates and fines six illegal charter boats in Lake Tahoe
A Coast Guard Station Lake Tahoe boat crew and El Dorado Sherriff’s board a pleasure craft to ensure passenger and crew safety in Lake Tahoe, Calif., August 21, 2019. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Lt. Anna Frank) SAN FRANCISCO – Coast Guard Sector San Francisco investigators conducted an operation with local law enforcement throughout the course of a week to terminate unlicensed and illegal charter...

Coast Guard suspends search for missing person in Indian Slough near Discovery Bay

Coast Guard suspends search for missing person in Indian Slough near Discovery Bay
USCG file photo SAN FRANCISCO — The Coast Guard suspended its search for a missing man Monday in Indian Slough near Discovery Bay, after a man was reported missing Sunday morning. The Coast Guard crews searched approximately 487 square nautical miles over the course of 27 hours. Missing is Efferin Cruz, a man in his mid 30’s, approximately 5’6″ and 185 pounds. googletag.cmd.push(function()...

Coast Guard searching for missing person in Indian Slough near Discovery Bay

Coast Guard searching for missing person in Indian Slough near Discovery Bay
Coast Guard 29-foot Response Boat-Small file photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Ryan Keegan. SAN FRANCISCO — The Coast Guard is searching for a missing man in Indian Slough Near Discovery Bay, Sunday. At approximately 4:15 a.m., Coast Guard Sector San Francisco received a report of a person in the water in Indian Slough near Discovery Bay. Missing is Efferin Cruz, a man in his mid 30’s, approximately...

Coast Guard rescues 2 from downed plane in Half Moon Bay

Coast Guard rescues 2 from downed plane in Half Moon 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 two people Tuesday evening after a plane went down approximately nine miles south of Pillar Point Harbor. It was reported that two BE-36 planes were flying together when one went down in the water in Half Moon Bay. The second plane contacted air traffic...

Coast Guard, partner agencies rescue man missing for over 20 hours near Grizzly Bay

Coast Guard, partner agencies rescue man missing for over 20 hours near Grizzly Bay
Coast Guard Air Station San Francisco MH-65 helicopter file photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Loumania Stewart SAN FRANCISCO — The Coast Guard and partner agencies rescued a 66-year-old man who was missing for greater than 20 hours near Grizzly Bay, Sunday. A man called Coast Guard Sector San Francisco watchstanders at 4 p.m. Sunday stating that his friend had not returned from jet skiing Saturday. Watchstanders...

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...