Video – Coast Guard Coordinates Safe Return of Carnival Splendor

SAN DIEGO — Coast Guard efforts culminate in the safe arrival and successful mooring of the Carnival Splendor. As the lead federal agency for the response, the Coast Guard reviewed and approved transit and tow plans and facilitated local, state, and federal efforts to ensure the safe arrival of the passengers and crew. The Coast Guard responded with a number of assets on scene to enforce a 500-yard...

San Francisco Base Cutter Aspen Deploys for Gulf of Mexico oil spill response

ALAMEDA, Calif. – The Coast Guard Cutter Aspen, a 225-foot sea-going buoy tender homeported at Yerba Buena Island in San Francisco, deployed to the Gulf of Mexico to assist with the Deepwater Horizon oil spill response today.

Coast Guard Escorts Army Vessel to Humboldt Bay

MCKINLEYVILLE, Calif. – The Coast Guard safely escorted a U.S. Army watercraft to Humboldt Bay after it started flooding on Monday night. Army vessel Monterey (LCU-2030) started taking on water at approximately 11:30 p.m., Monday south of Cape Mendocino, Calif. The Monterey, a 170-foot landing craft, was traveling from Vallejo, Calif. to Tacoma, Wash. The Coast Guard deployed a 47-foot Motor Life...

Video – Wreath Ceremony for CG 1705 Crew

SAN DIEGO – Family members of the aircrews of Coast Guard 1705 participated in a wreath laying ceremony at the site of the crash on Sunday, Nov. 8, 2009.

Coast Guard conducts Fleet Week safety overflights with Navy Blue Angels pilot

ALAMEDA, Calif. — A U.S. Coast Guard Air Station San Francisco MH-65 Dolphin helicopter flight crew, accompanied by a Navy Blue Angel’s pilot, conducted an overflight today of the area where Fleet Week activities will take place this week on San Francisco Bay.

Coast Guard to conduct pollution deployment drill

SAN FRANCISCO – The Coast Guard will conduct a pollution response drill by deploying the Spilled Oil Recovery System from the Coast Guard Cutter Aspen, homeported here, south of the Bay Bridge, near Yerba Buena Island at 9 a.m., Wednesday.

Coast Guard Cutter Aspen to hold change of command

SAN FRANCISCO – Lt. Cmdr. Roy Brubaker will relieve Cmdr. Steven Wittrock as commanding officer of the Coast Guard Cutter Aspen, homeported at Yerba Buena Island, during a change of command ceremony held at Coast Guard Sector San Francisco, June 19, at 11:00 a.m.

U.S. Coast Guard, Mexican Navy seize 8 tons of pot, smuggling boat,

SAN DIEGO — The U.S. Coast Guard and Mexican Navy recovered more than eight tons of marijuana, seized a smuggling boat, and took four suspected smugglers into custody Thursday after disrupting a smuggling operation in international waters off the coast of Baja California, Mexico.

Coast Guard Cutter ASPEN recovers missing sea buoy

SAN FRANCISCO — The San Francisco Approach Lighted Whistle Buoy SF, commonly known as the “Sea Buoy” was recovered by the Coast Guard Cutter ASPEN this afternoon. The buoy was found on the sea floor in its assigned position, still attached to its mooring. The buoy was lifted onto the deck of the ASPEN, and will be brought back to San Francisco for repairs. A replacement buoy has...