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...

Coast Guard, local partners to participate in Eureka Coast Guard City Days

Coast Guard, local partners to participate in Eureka Coast Guard City Days
MCKINLEYVILLE, Calif. — Coast Guard Sector Humboldt Bay and local partners are scheduled to participate in Coast Guard City Days events in celebration of the 18th anniversary of Eureka becoming the nation’s second official Coast Guard City. The events include an interagency softball game and BBQ, a ceremony to dedicate the F Street Plaza in honor of the 18th anniversary of Eureka becoming the...

Coast Guard assists fishermen near Humboldt Bay

Coast Guard assists fishermen near Humboldt Bay
A Coast Guard Station Humboldt Bay 47-foot Motor Lifeboat crew tows the 45-foot commercial fishing vessel Miss Jessie near Humboldt Bay, April 30, 2018.  (U.S. Coast Guard photo) MCKINLEYVILLE, Calif. — The Coast Guard assisted four Dungeness crab fishermen aboard the 45-foot commercial fishing vessel Miss Jessie a half-mile west of Table Bluff, Monday evening. The Miss Jessie crew contacted Coast...