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 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 issues safety zone in Stockton Deepwater Channel due to downed power lines

Coast Guard issues safety zone in Stockton Deepwater Channel due to downed power lines
The Coast Guard has issued a safety zone temporarily closing a section of the Stockton Deepwater Channel following the report of downed power lines in the channel, Sept. 14, 2018.  (U.S. Coast Guard photo) SAN FRANCISCO — The Coast Guard has issued a safety zone temporarily closing a section of the Stockton Deepwater Channel following the report of downed power lines in the channel, Friday afternoon. Coast...

Coast Guard ramps up security, safety patrols during San Francisco Fleet Week

Coast Guard ramps up security, safety patrols during San Francisco Fleet Week
Petty Officer 1st Class Cory Sumner and Petty Officer 1st Class Devon Waite guide their bomb-detection dogs for Coast Guard Maritime Safety and Security Team San Francisco 91105, as they conduct pier sweeps during San Francisco Fleet Week, Oct. 5, 2017.  U.S. Coast Guard photo by Chief Petty Officer Sherri Eng. SAN FRANCISCO — The Coast Guard has ramped up safety and security patrols for this year’s...

Coast Guard participates in San Francisco Fleet Week, enforces safety and security zones

Coast Guard participates in San Francisco Fleet Week, enforces safety and security zones
Crewmembers of the Coast Guard Cutter George Cobb, a 175-foot coastal buoy tender homeported in San Pedro, Calif., place a yellow buoy marking the center of the San Francisco Fleet Week 2017 security zone, Oct. 2, 2017. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Cory J. Mendenhall. SAN FRANCISCO — San Francisco Fleet Week kicked off Monday with a series of public events, including the arrival...

Coast Guard monitors pollution assessment of sunken landing craft near Rio Vista

Coast Guard monitors pollution assessment of sunken landing craft near Rio Vista
SAN FRANCISCO — The Coast Guard and partner agencies are monitoring the salvage operations of a WWII-era landing craft that sank in the Sacramento River near Rio Vista Tuesday. Boaters aboard the 70-foot landing craft, which had a water truck aboard, contacted Coast Guard Sector San Francisco Command Center watchstanders at approximately 11:30 a.m., reporting that they were in distress. Sector...

San Francisco Fleet Week 2016 kicks off

San Francisco Fleet Week 2016 kicks off
ALAMEDA, Calif. — Fleet Week kicks off in the Bay Area with events open to the public Oct. 3-10, including the Parade of Ships arrival to the Port of San Francisco. With the greater San Francisco Bay Area’s largest military presence totaling more than 4,000 men and women, Coast Guard personnel and assets will participate and provide maritime security for the Fleet Week events. These Coast...

Coast Guard responds to capsized vessel near Bethel Island

Coast Guard responds to capsized vessel near Bethel Island
SAN FRANCISCO — The Coast Guard responded Sunday to a report that the 87-foot vessel, Spirit of Sacramento, was taking on water in the vicinity of Franks Tract near Bethel Island. Coast Guard Sector San Francisco’s command center was notified of the situation at approximately 12:30 a.m. Both people onboard safely disembarked the vessel using a dinghy.  A small boat crew from Coast Guard Station...