Coast Guard crews search for missing kayaker

SAN PEDRO, Calif. – Coast Guard crews are continuing a search that began Thursday afternoon for a 53-year-old man who went kayaking near Newport Harbor but never returned. The man told a family member Wednesday that he was taking the kayak out for a few hours, but that was the last time the family has heard from him.  Newport Harbor Patrol contacted the Coast Guard on Thursday to assist in...

Coast Gaurd reminds mariners to exercise caution when navigating San Diego Bay

Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 1st Class Michael Tapp SAN DIEGO – The Coast Guard continues to warn mariners that the San Diego Bay Entrance Range Front Light (light list number LLNR 1500) located near the entrance to Shelter Island Basin Channel is currently displaying the incorrect lighting characteristics following a vessel allision with the aid, which occurred Jan. 19, 2011. The Aids...

Coast Guard Assists Boater Without Navigation Equipment

SAN PEDRO, Calif. – The Coast Guard responded to a Mayday call from a recreational boat that was disabled and disoriented due to fog and was not equipped with proper navigational equipment, about 8 p.m. Sunday in the waters near Ventura, Calif.

Coast Guard continues to monitor oil sheen

SAN DIEGO – The Coast Guard flew two more flights Sunday over the oil sheen that was initially spotted Saturday morning.

Coast Guard medevacs cruise ship passenger

SAN DIEGO — A MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter crew from Coast Guard Sector San Diego medically evacuated a cruise ship passenger 40 miles west of San Diego late Friday night.

Coast Guard Saves Man in Lake Havasu, Arizona

LAKE HAVASU, Ariz. – Two Coast Guard members assisted in saving the life of a man after an apparent fall from his boat into the water near the London Bridge Channel in Lake Havasu, Ariz., Monday evening.

Coast Guard searching for possible person in water near Oceanside

SAN DIEGO – The Coast Guard is currently searching for a possible person in the water near St. Malo Beach in Carlsbad, Calif., after being notified of an unmanned, anchored boat that was found Sunday afternoon.

Coast Guard responds to vessel taking on water near Catalina Island

CATALINA ISLAND, Calif – The Coast Guard responded to a sail boat with 3 people aboard taking on water near Catalina Island late Saturday afternoon.

Coast Guard brings enhanced search-and-rescue technology online in Southern California

San Diego – The U.S. Coast Guard plans to formally accept and introduce its new Rescue 21 advanced communications system at Sector San Diego April 28.