Coast Guard to participate in San Francisco Fleet Week

Coast Guard to participate in San Francisco Fleet Week
SAN FRANCISCO — Coast Guard personnel and assets are scheduled to participate in and conduct maritime safety and security operations for the San Francisco Fleet Week, which is scheduled to kick off Monday with a series of public events, including the arrival of military vessels to the Port of San Francisco. Fleet Week includes a variety of ship tours and static displays from several branches of the...

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 to kick off National Safe Boating Week with Water Safety Fair in Sausalito

Coast Guard to kick off National Safe Boating Week with Water Safety Fair in Sausalito
Feco, a Coast Guard Explosive Detection Canine, shows off in front of an audience during a demonstration at Coast Guard Station Golden Gate during the 3017 Water Safety Fair. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer Third Class Paul Krug. SAN FRANCISCO — Coast Guard Station Golden Gate and the Coast Guard Auxiliary are scheduled to hold a free, public Water Safety Fair at Station Golden Gate at 10 a.m.,...

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 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 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, lifeguard rescue surfer near Half Moon Bay

Coast Guard, lifeguard rescue surfer near Half Moon Bay
A Coast Guard aircrew circles above a lifeguard and a surfer in the water before hoisting the surfer onto the helicopter near Montara State Beach in Half Moon Bay, California, July 8, 2018.  (Coast Guard photo) SAN FRANCISCO — The Coast Guard and an East Bay Regional Parks lifeguard rescued a surfer who was stranded on the rocks near Half Moon Bay, Sunday. A man hiking on a cliff above the rocks...

Coast Guard rescues four boaters from sinking vessel near Pacifica

Coast Guard rescues four boaters from sinking vessel near Pacifica
A Coast Guard Air Station San Francisco MH-65 Dolphin helicopter crew poses with four boaters at Air Station San Francisco after they were rescued, June 30, 2018, near Pacifica, California. (U.S. Coast Guard photo) SAN FRANCISCO — The Coast Guard rescued four boaters after their 21-foot sport fishing vessel began taking on water near Pacifica, Saturday. The boaters called 911 dispatchers via cell...