Coast Guard medically evacuates 2 unconscious people from a fishing vessel in Rio Vista

ALAMEDA, Calif. — The Coast Guard medically evacuated a husband and wife two miles south of Rio Vista, Calif. at approximately 10 a.m., Monday. At approximately 9:47 a.m. Monday, watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector San Francisco received a report from the owner of a 27-foot fishing vessel, that his 51-year-old wife was losing consciousness and required assistance. A Coast Guard Station Rio Vista...

Coast Guard evacuates four from brush fire on Kimball Island

Coast Guard evacuates four from brush fire on Kimball Island
ALAMEDA, Calif. – The Coast Guard evacuated four people from a brush fire on Kimball Island in the San Joaquin River, Sacramento, Calif., Tuesday, January 14, 2014. At approximately 3 p.m., Coast Guard Station Rio Vista received a call from the Solano County Sheriff’s department, requesting assistance with a possible evacuation on Kimball Island. The Coast Guard launched a 29-foot vessel and were...

Coast Guard conducts multi-agency training

Coast Guard conducts multi-agency training
ALAMEDA, Calif. — The Coast Guard and local agencies held a multi-agency training day at the Port of West Sacramento, Calif., Wednesday, Oct. 2, 2013. The exercise provided an opportunity for officials, observers and partners from 16 participating federal, state and county agencies to test capabilities, evaluate interagency operability and improve communications, said Coast Guard Petty Officer 1st...

Fleet Week, America’s Cup – Formula for fun, frenzy

Fleet Week, America's Cup - Formula for fun, frenzy
San Francisco – This week’s confluence of major events in San Francisco Bay is a rare opportunity for boaters and citizens to explore and enjoy the area’s vibrant maritime culture, but it also holds the potential for accidents and conflicts that the Coast Guard and other emergency response agencies are working hard to avoid.  While some Bay area Coast Guard personnel will have time...

Coast Guard searches for overdue boater near Bethel Island

Coast Guard searches for overdue boater near Bethel Island
SAN FRANCISCO — The Coast Guard is searching for a man on a personal watercraft who went missing near Bethel Island at 3:30 p.m. yesterday. Missing is John McGuan, 29, from San Jose, Calif. Watchstanders at Coast Guard Station Rio Vista received a call for assistance from the Contra Costa County Sheriff’s department at 8:10 p.m. to help locate McGuan. McGuan was reported overdue by two individuals...

Coast Guard Station Rio Vista to hold change-of-command ceremony

Coast Guard Station Rio Vista to hold change-of-command ceremony
SAN FRANCISCO — The Coast Guard Station Rio Vista officer-in-charge will be relieved in a change-of-command ceremony scheduled for 10:00 a.m. Thursday at Station Rio Vista, Rio Vista, Calif. Chief Petty Officer Elijah W. Klein will relieve Senior Chief Petty Officer Robert C. Goley as officer-in-charge of Station Rio Vista during the time honored military tradition. Klein completed basic training...

Coast Guard rescues 9 from Liberty Island brush fire

ALAMEDA, Calif. – Coast Guard crews evacuated four people from Liberty Island who were trapped by a brushfire, along with an additional five people and their pleasure craft, immobilized in the vicinity of the fire. Montezuma Fire Department was fighting a large brushfire, which started Saturday morning on Liberty Island, and encountered four people who were stranded with no escape route. They...

Security zones enforced for PG&E equipment blocking Sacramento River

SAN FRANCISCO — Coast Guard Station Rio Vista’s crew and Solano County Sheriff’s deputies are jointly enforcing a safety zone around Pacific Gas & Electric equipment that fell in the water early this morning on the Sacramento River west of Antioch. The static wires blocked the Sacramento River deep draft water channel near the vicinity of Light 12. The Coast Guard Captain of the...

Coast Guard responds to grounded houseboat in San Joaquin River

U.S. Coast Guard photo. SAN FRANCISCO – Coast Guard Station Rio Vista and Sacramento Sheriff’s Department crews are on scene near a houseboat that ran aground this morning at the 47 and 49 marker buoys in the San Joaquin River.   There is no pollution threat and no injuries were reported. The houseboat was being towed from Sacramento to Helen’s Marina when it ran aground early Sunday...