Coast Guard conducts multiple rescues across Northern California in May

Coast Guard conducts multiple rescues across Northern California in May
Coast Guard Cutter Forrest Rednour file photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class DaVonte’ Marrow. MCKINLEYVILLE, Calif. — Coast Guard Sector Humboldt Bay crews in Northern California assisted 15 vessels since the beginning of May in the waters near Trinidad, Humboldt Bay, Eel River, Cape Mendocino and Shelter Cove. Coast Guard Station Humboldt Bay and Coast Guard Station Noyo River boat crews assisted...

Coast Guard notifies boaters of changing conditions in Humboldt Bay Channel

Coast Guard notifies boaters of changing conditions in Humboldt Bay Channel
The Coast Guard urges mariners to exercise caution transiting the Humboldt Bay Channel inner entrance between navigational aids “7” and “11” (as shown in graphic) as conditions are changing, Feb. 28, 2019.  (U.S. Coast Guard graphic – not to be used for navigational purposes) MCKINLEYVILLE, Calif. — The Coast Guard urges mariners to exercise caution transiting the Humboldt Bay channel...

Off-duty Coast Guard civilian rescues man near Humboldt Bay north jetty

Off-duty Coast Guard civilian rescues man near Humboldt Bay north jetty
The Humboldt Bay entrance channel is marked by north and south jetties. (U.S. Coast Guard file photo by Chief Petty Officer Brandyn Hill) MCKINLEYVILLE, Calif. — An off-duty Coast Guard civilian employee rescued a man near the Humboldt Bay north jetty Thursday, after seeing a man treading water in the high surf and strong current. A bystander called Coast Guard Sector Humboldt Bay watchstanders via...

Coast Guard member receives surfman designation at historic Humboldt Bay station

Coast Guard member receives surfman designation at historic Humboldt Bay station
Petty Officer 2nd Class Ruben Colon became the service’s 543rd surfman during a ceremony at the station, Dec. 14, 2018.  (U.S. Coast Guard photo.) SAMOA, Calif. — A Coast Guard Station Humboldt Bay crewmember received the prestigious surfman designation during a ceremony at the station, Friday. Petty Officer 2nd Class Ruben Colon, a boatswain’s mate assigned to Station Humboldt Bay, became the...

Coast Guard urges public to exercise caution along Northern California coast

Coast Guard urges public to exercise caution along Northern California coast
Coast Guard Station Humboldt Bay surf training file photo. MCKINLEYVILLE, Calif. — The Coast Guard urges the public to exercise caution along the Northern California coast as a winter storm is forecasted to impact coastal Mendocino, Humboldt and Del Norte counties this weekend. The public is advised to stay off the water and avoid hazardous conditions near beaches and jetties, as the storm is forecasted...

Coast Guard assists diabetic mariner near Patrick’s Point

Coast Guard assists diabetic mariner near Patrick's Point
A mariner is towed into port after receiving medical assistance from a Coast Guard Station Humboldt Bay 47-foot Motor Lifeboat crew near Patrick’s Point in Trinidad, Calif., Oct. 31, 2018.  (U.S. Coast Guard courtesy photo) MCKINLEYVILLE, Calif. — The Coast Guard assisted a 55-year-old mariner who was reportedly experiencing symptoms of hypoglycemia while underway on his 29-foot sailboat five...

Coast Guard assists three fishermen 80 miles west of Eureka

Coast Guard assists three fishermen 80 miles west of Eureka
Coast Guard Cutter Dorado file photo. EUREKA, Calif. — The Coast Guard assisted three fishermen after their 58-foot commercial fishing vessel experienced engine trouble 80 miles west of Eureka, Thursday evening. The Trailblazer crew contacted Coast Guard Sector Humboldt Bay watchstanders via VHF-FM channel 16 around 4 p.m., reporting their fishing vessel’s engine was overheating. Watchstanders...

Coast Guard hosts annual open house in Samoa, CA

Coast Guard hosts annual open house in Samoa, CA
A Coast Guard Station Humboldt Bay crew member talks about Coast Guard assets with a local citizen at the station’s annual open house event in Samoa, Calif., Aug. 11, 2018.  (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Brendan Hilleary) MCKINLEYVILLE, Calif. — Coast Guard Station Humboldt Bay personnel hosted an annual open house event at the historic Coast Guard boat house in Samoa, Saturday. The event featured...

Coast Guard rescues 6 boaters in 3 cases near Humboldt County

Coast Guard rescues 6 boaters in 3 cases near Humboldt County
A 47-foot Motor Lifeboat crew from Coast Guard Station Humboldt Bay returns to shore after completing their third vessel tow near Humboldt Bay, Calif., Aug. 5, 2018.  (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Cmdr. Brendan Hilleary) MCKINLEYVILLE, Calif. — The Coast Guard rescued six mariners aboard disabled vessels in three separate cases off the coast of Humboldt County, Saturday. A good Samaritan vessel, the...