Coast Guard Cutter Blackfin to hold change of command

SANTA BARBARA, Calif. – The Command of Coast Guard Cutter Blackfin will be transferred from Lieutenant Brian R. Whisler to Lieutenant Junior Grade Steven Baldovsky in a change-of-command ceremony being held at the Santa Barbara Yacht Club on Thursday, July 16, 2009 at 10:00 a.m.

Coast Guard Cutter Active first to arrive for Coast Guard Days

SAN PEDRO, Calif. — The U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Active arrived in Cabrillo Beach at berth 46 July 3 to take part in Coast Guard Days sponsored by the Navy League of Los Angeles .

Cabrillo Beach Coast Guard Days 4th of July

SAN PEDRO, Calif. — The Navy League of Los Angeles will be sponsoring Coast Guard Days at Cabrillo Beach July 3 and 4 at berth 46.

Coast Guard terminates voyage of commercial fishing vessel DE DE MARIE

MARINA DEL REY, Calif -Boarding Officers from the Coast Guard Cutter Blackfin, an 87 foot Coastal Patrol Boat homeported in Santa Barbara, detained two individuals suspected of boating under the influence (BUI) from a commercial fishing vessel three miles southwest of Marina del Rey harbor today.

Update on Dive Vessel Taking On Water

LOS ANGELES- Coast Guard Sector Los Angeles received a report that the 90-foot commercial dive vessel Vision was taking on water seven miles north of San Nicolas Island, Calif. The vessel’s crew reported that they lost their rudder and were sinking. The crew was able to apply a temporary patch to slow the flooding, and the Coast Guard requested all 33 people (26 passengers and seven crew members)...

LA Coast Guard responds to sinking dive vessel with 35 people on board

LOS ANGELES — Coast Guard Sector Los Angeles received a report that the 70-foot commercial dive vessel Vision was taking on water seven miles north of San Nicolas Island, Calif. The vessel’s crew reported that they lost their rudder and were sinking. The crew was able to apply a temporary patch to slow the flooding, and the Coast Guard requested all 35 people (28 passengers and seven crew...

Coast Guard Boarding Team Ends Fishing Boat Excursion in Marine Reserve

SANTA ROSA ISLAND, Calif – On August 1, 2008, the U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Blackfin and California Department of Fish and Game (DFG) terminated the voyage of a 58-foot fishing vessel in the Carrington Point Marine Reserve off of Santa Rosa Island. The joint Coast Guard and DFG boarding team observed the vessel conducting net operations inside the marine reserve. While in the marine reserve the...

Cutter Blackfin Terminates Voyage of Fishing Vessel for Safety Violations

SANTA BARBABA, Calif (D11 Public Affairs) – The U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Blackfin terminated the voyage of a 39-foot fishing vessel 20 miles southwest of Santa Barbara yesterday. The Coast Guard boarding team discovered the vessel was operating without the minimum required safety equipment. The vessel was escorted to Santa Barbara after the voyage was terminated. “Our boarding team determined...