Coast Guard finds adrift sailboat 1 month after rescuing owners

Coast Guard finds adrift sailboat 1 month after rescuing owners
Coast Guard Cutter Barracuda crewmembers prepare to tow the unmanned 46-foot sailing vessel after finding it near Fort Bragg, Calif., July 22, 2018.  (U.S. Coast Guard courtesy photo). SAN FRANCISCO — The Coast Guard Cutter Barracuda crew found the sailing vessel Kelaerin, Sunday while on routine patrol near Fort Bragg more than 440 miles south-southeast from its position on June 16. The Barracuda...

Coast Guard rescues overdue kayaker near Albion Point

Coast Guard rescues overdue kayaker near Albion Point
Coast Guard Air Station Humboldt Bay cliff rescue training file photo by Chief Petty Officer Brandyn Hill MCKINLEYVILLE, Calif. — The Coast Guard rescued a kayaker who was stranded during a fishing trip after his kayak began taking on water through a hole in the hull on the Albion River, Sunday. The kayaker’s wife called Coast Guard Station Noyo River watchstanders around sunset, reporting...

Coast Guard temporarily relieves officer in charge of Station Noyo River

Coast Guard temporarily relieves officer in charge of Station Noyo River
Coast Guard Station Noyo River file photo by Petty Officer 2nd Pamela J. Boehland. ALAMEDA, Calif. — Rear Adm. Todd Sokalzuk, Commander of the 11th Coast Guard District, temporarily relieved the officer-in-charge of Coast Guard Station Noyo River, located in Ft. Bragg, Calif., Wednesday, citing a loss of confidence in the member’s ability to lead. The relief of an officer-in-charge by a district...

Coast Guard rescues two fishermen, assists two additional vessels

Coast Guard rescues two fishermen, assists two additional vessels
A Coast Guard Station Humboldt Bay 47-foot Motor Lifeboat crew tows the Jumpin’ Jack to Humboldt Bay, California, Feb. 15, 2018.  (U.S. Coast Guard photo) MCKINLEYVILLE, Calif. — The Coast Guard rescued two fishermen aboard a 38-foot commercial fishing vessel approximately three miles west of Mendocino, Wednesday evening, and assisted two additional commercial fishing vessels near McKinleyville...

Coast Guard medevacs fisherman near Noyo River

Coast Guard medevacs fisherman near Noyo River
Coast Guard MH-65 Dolphin helicopter File Photo MCKINLEYVILLE, Calif — A Coast Guard helicopter crew medevaced a 22-year-old fisherman near Noyo River who was reportedly suffering from abdominal pains aboard the 42-foot commercial fishing vessel Princess, Sunday. The Princess’ crew contacted Coast Guard Sector Humboldt Bay watchstanders on VHF-FM channel 16 around 4 p.m., requesting help for...

Coast Guard aids vessel taking on water near Westport

Coast Guard aids vessel taking on water near Westport
Coast Guard Station Noyo River responds to a report of the vessel Samurai taking on water approximately one mile off Westport, California July 6, 2017. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class William Roman. MCKINLEYVILLE, Calif. — The Coast Guard responded Thursday to a report of a vessel taking on water with eight people aboard approximately a mile off the coast of Westport. Boaters aboard...

Coast Guard, local agencies rescue 2, search for third person near Fort Bragg

Coast Guard, local agencies rescue 2, search for third person near Fort Bragg
EUREKA, Calif. — The Coast Guard and local partner agencies are searching for a 67-year-old male in the water after rescuing two people near Todd Point in Fort Bragg Saturday evening. At approximately 6 p.m., Coast Guard Sector Humboldt Bay watchstanders received a report of two men and one female in the water. An aircrew from Coast Guard Air Station Humboldt Bay rescued a female from the water...

Coast Guard rescues 4 boaters after boat capsizes near Mendocino

Coast Guard rescues 4 boaters after boat capsizes near Mendocino
FORT BRAGG, Calif. — The Coast Guard rescued four people Tuesday after their inflatable boat capsized off Stillwell Point, south of Mendocino. At approximately 10:30 a.m., Coast Guard Sector Humboldt Bay personnel were notified by the International Emergency Response Coordination Center (IERCC) that a 16-foot gray inflatable boat capsized, leaving four people in distress a quarter mile offshore. The...

Coast Guard assists a disabled vessel with 3 people aboard near Noyo River

Coast Guard assists a disabled vessel with 3 people aboard near Noyo River
A crew aboard a 47-foot Motor Life Boat from Coast Guard Station Noyo River  responding to a disabled boat near Noyo River, Ca., Thursday, July 14, 2016. Coast Guard photo by Coast Guard Cutter Aspen. ALAMEDA, Calif. – Coast Guard crews assisted three people aboard the Senile, a 35-foot vessel, after the boat’s captain reported a loss of steering, reduction in propulsion and experiencing...