Coast Guard and Mexican navy participate in joint-country search and rescue exercise

ALAMEDA, Calif. – Coast Guard members of the 11th Coast Guard District participated in a joint two-day search and rescue exercise, SAREX, with members of the Mexican navy’s Search and Rescue Station in Ensenada, Mexico Wednesday and Thursday. The visit included a flag officer professional exchange, presentations highlighting each country’s search and rescue capabilities, and a multiple-scenario...

Beyond borders, a partnership in lifesaving education

By Petty Officer 3rd Class Nate Littlejohn ILWACO, Wash. — If you’re near the coast on a stormy day and have a decent view of the open ocean, you might pause for a moment to watch the surf smash against the rocks or break upon the sand. From the safety of a heated vehicle idling at a beach or state park parking lot, many of us have sat comfortably mesmerized by the tumultuous frenzy created when...

Coast Guard locates, guides Mexican Navy to missing men

NEW ORLEANS — A Coast Guard flight crew located two men Sunday, who were reported missing between Brownsville, Texas and Tampico, Mexico in the Gulf of Mexico. Missing were Manuel Gallardo Castillo and Faulsto Gomez Jr. At approximately 3 p.m., Saturday, watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector Corpus Christi, Texas received a call from the agent of the shrimping vessel, El Abuelo, that the vessel had...

Coast Guard concludes search in the Sea of Cortez

ALAMEDA, Calif. – A U.S. Coast Guard Air Station Sacramento C-130 Hercules aircrew completed a search of a 803 square-mile area in the Sea of Cortez near Isla San Luis, Mexico, Tuesday as part of the overall search effort for seven people missing from a charter fishing boat that sank there Sunday, July 3. There are no plans for additional flights. Throughout the case Coast Guard conducted a total...

Search continues as Coast Guard completes 990 square mile search over the Sea of Cortez

ALAMEDA, Calif. — A U.S. Coast Guard Air Station Sacramento based C-130 Hercules aircrew completed their sixth search, a 990 square-mile area in the Sea of Cortez near Isla San Luis, Mexico, Sunday as part of the overall search effort for seven people missing from a charter fishing boat that sank there Sunday, July 3. No sign of the missing fishermen was found during today’s search. The...

Coast Guard continues to support Mexican Navy in search for missing 7

ALAMEDA, Calif. — A U.S. Coast Guard C-130 Hercules aircraft completed a 300 square-mile search grid in the Sea of Cortez near Isla San Luis, Mexico, Thursday as part of the overall search effort for seven people missing from a charter fishing boat that sank there over the weekend. No sign of the missing fishermen was found. The Sacramento-based long-range search and rescue plane was requested...

Coast Guard and Mexican Navy continue search for survivors of sunken fishing boat

ALAMEDA, Calif. – A Coast Guard C-130 aircrew from Air Station Sacramento is assisting the Mexican Navy again today in the search for survivors from the charter fishing vessel that sank in the Sea of Cortez, near Isla San Luis, Mexico, at approximately 2:30, Sunday morning. Mexican Navy assets on-scene include three helicopters and two boats. “Our hearts and prayers go out to the families...

Coast Guard crews continue to assist Mexican Navy in search

ALAMEDA, Calif. – A Coast Guard aircrew from Air Station Sacramento is assisting the Mexican Navy as search crews continue to look for survivors from the charter fishing vessel that sank in the Sea of Cortez, near Isla San Luis, Mexico, at approximately 2:30, Sunday morning. Mexican authorities have reported that there are 37 people are accounted for with one confirmed death and seven still...

Coast Guard crews continue to assist Mexican Navy in search

ALAMEDA, Calif. – Coast Guard aircrews and Mexican Navy crews continue to search for survivors from charter fishing vessel that sank Sea of Cortez, near Isla San Luis, Mexico, at approximately 2:30, Sunday morning. Mexican authorities have reported that there are 36 people accounted for and eight are still missing. Search crews have yet to locate anybody in the water. The San Diego-based Coast...