Coast Guard enforces safety zone for America’s Cup

Coast Guard enforces safety zone for America's Cup
SAN FRANCISCO —  Coast Guard Maritime Safety and Security Team San Francisco is enforcing the safety zones during the 2013 America’s Cup in the San Francisco Bay. “The safety zone is in effect starting at approximately 11 a.m., but it can vary depending on scheduling and wind speeds,” said Chief Petty Officer Michael Lutz, the public affairs officer for America’s Cup. The...

Top readiness award goes to Alameda-based law enforcement team

ALAMEDA, Calif. ­— Coast Guard Maritime Safety and Security Team San Francisco 91105 was awarded the Sumner I. Kimball Readiness Award for excellence in operational readiness at Coast Guard Island, Thursday. “This award signifies excellence in boat operations, but it is really a reflection of unit readiness,” said Capt. Gene Gray, commander of the Deployable Operations Group. “To achieve...

Coast Guard law enforcement team to launch toy drive in Pinole

ALAMEDA, Calif. – Crewmembers from Maritime Safety and Security Team San Francisco, based at Coast Guard Island in Alameda, are scheduled to hold their third annual toy drive in front of the Toys R Us at the Pinole Shopping Center in Pinole, Calif., Dec. 3-4 and 10-11, 2011 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. New toys can be dropped off at one of the two Coast Guard unit’s 25-foot Response Boats that will be...

Coast Guard K-9 Hoist Training

ALAMEDA, Calif. — Sirius stood on the bow of the 47-foot Motor Lifeboat with her tail tucked between her legs and quaking in her custom-made harness. Her soft, velvety ears were pinned back and she looked up at canine handler Petty Officer 2nd Class Chris Hartman as he stroked her head and murmured reassurances to her. As Sirius struggled to find her sea legs, Hartman clipped a line to the black...

Maritime Safety and Security Team San Francisco delivers donated toys

ALAMEDA, Calif. – Maritime Safety and Security Team San Francisco (91105) crewmembers delivered an estimated $20,000 in donated toys to the Oakland Children’s Hospital Research Center in Oakland, Calif., Dec. 20, 2010. “We had such a great turn out last year for the “Flood the Boat” toy drive, and we raised an estimated $10,000 in toys for the children at the hospital,” said...

A Dog Defense

Petty Officer Christopher Hartman and his partner EvyStory by Petty Officer Melissa Leake In the aftermath of 9/11, the rules of standard military engagement have changed. So, too, have the plausible responses to armed aggressors, who depend on improvised explosives to pursue the war on terror. The need for a multi-layered bomb detection system to protect the American public and maritime transportation...

Maritime Safety and Security Team return home from Haiti

ALAMEDA, Calif. — Nine Coast Guardsmen, from Maritime Safety and Security Team San Francisco 91105, returned home this weekend from a 16-day deployment to Haiti.