Coast Guard to participate in and protect Seattle Seafair events

Coast Guard to participate in and protect Seattle Seafair events
SEATTLE — Coast Guard crews are scheduled to participate in multiple Seattle Seafair Festival events during the annual Fleet Week, while also conducting security and safety patrols in Elliott Bay along Seattle’s waterfront and on Lake Washington. The crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Active, a 210-foot Medium Endurance Cutter homeported in Port Angeles, along with the U.S. Navy amphibious assault...

San Francisco Fleet Week 2015 kicks off Monday

San Francisco Fleet Week 2015 kicks off Monday
ALAMEDA, Calif. — Fleet Week kicks off in the Bay Area with the Parade of Ships arrival to the Port of San Francisco and other events open to the public Oct. 5-12. With the Bay Area’s largest military presence totaling more than 4,000 men and women based in San Francisco, Coast Guard personnel and assets will participate and provide maritime security for the Fleet Week events. These Coast...

Coast Guard urges caution during Columbus Day, Fleet Week festivities

Coast Guard urges caution during Columbus Day, Fleet Week festivities
ALAMEDA, Calif. — The Coast Guard is urging boaters and beachgoers to exercise caution in and around the water this Columbus Day weekend. Hazardous beach conditions, with swells reaching up to 13 feet, caused by a storm system in the Gulf of Alaska are expected through Monday.  Beachgoers should obey posted warning signs and flags and be cautious of sneaker waves. Swimmers should be especially...

Budget reductions cause Coast Guard to cancel asset participation in Portland Rose Festival and Seattle Seafair

Budget reductions cause Coast Guard to cancel asset participation in Portland Rose Festival and Seattle Seafair
SEATTLE — The Coast Guard announced the cancellation of cutter and air asset participation during the 2013 Portland Rose Festival’s and Seattle Seafair’s Fleet Week celebrations, Thursday. Recent fiscal reductions, due to the Budget Control Act of 2011, have resulted in reduced Coast Guard participation in community outreach programs in 2013. Rose Festival file photo  by Petty Officer Shawn...

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...

Vessel safety and security zones for Fleet Week 2011

SAN FRANCISCO – The Coast Guard Captain of the Port of San Francisco established safety zones and Naval Vessel Protection Zones on San Francisco Bay for the 2011 San Francisco Fleet Week. A 500-yard safety and security zone will surround vessels participating in Fleet Week events. Operators of vessels wishing to transit through the established safety zones must request authorization from the Patrol...

Wrapping it up: A look at the Coast Guard’s dual role in Fleet Week festivities

The Coast Guard’s dual role as an enforcer and participant during Fleet Week in the Bay Area is a testament to its unique missions evident during this weekend’s festivities. Air Station San Francisco SAR DemoWhile enforcing special local regulations by ensuring a 500-yard buffer between naval ships and those on the water, Coast Guard crews remain responsive to search and rescue, port security,...

Coast Guard Patrols Ferries to Keep Bay Area Passengers Safe During Fleet Week

SAN FRANCISCO – Coast Guard boarding team members, from Coast Guard Sector San Francisco, and the San Francisco Police Department are conducting safety and security inspections on piers and aboard ferries throughout Fleet Week 2010. The boarding team members searched for potential hazards that could compromise the safety and security of Fleet Week events. The safety of Fleet Week patrons and...

The Bay Area’s Coast Guard: continuing a Fleet Week tradition

ALAMEDA, Calif. – For Coast Guardsmen and military members in the Bay Area, Fleet Week is an opportunity for the public to get up close and recognize those who serve in their community. The many festivities in this annual event offers much for participants and visitors to understand Coast Guard history and missions. This weekend, the Coast Guard Cutter Active will be highlighted as part...