Suspected panga found overturned near Pescadero, Calif.

Suspected panga found overturned near Pescadero, Calif.
ALAMEDA, Calif. — The Coast Guard launched a search for possible missing persons after a capsized vessel was found near Pigeon Cove in Pescadero, Calif., Monday. Local Coast Guard Auxiliary, San Mateo County Fire and State Parks personnel notified Coast Guard Sector San Francisco watchstanders at approximately 11 a.m., reporting a 18-to-20 foot vessel was capsized. A Coast Guard Air Station San...

Coast Guard asks boaters, citizens in Northern California to remain vigilant

Coast Guard asks boaters, citizens in Northern California to remain vigilant
SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. – The U.S. Coast Guard is asking coastal residents and the maritime community to remain vigilant and to immediately notify authorities if they observe any suspicious vessels or activities along the coast, in port, or at sea. Over the past few years officials have seen a trend of smugglers from Mexico traveling farther north along the California coast taking longer routes and...

Coast Guard Cutter Morgenthau crew seizes cocaine and three suspected smugglers

PACIFIC OCEAN – The crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Morgenthau, a 378-foot cutter homeported at Coast Guard Island in Alameda, Calif., seized approximately 140 pounds of cocaine and apprehended three suspected smugglers earlier this month in the Eastern Pacific Ocean approximately 250 miles south of Guatemala. A suspicious vessel was spotted in international waters by a U.S. Coast Guard HC-130 Hercules...