Coast Guard Interdicts 22 Migrants Northwest of Border with Mexico

SAN DIEGO — The Coast Guard intercepted 22 people just northwest of the U.S./Mexican border who are suspected of attempting to enter the country illegally early this morning.

Sector San Diego has two medical evacuations in one night

SAN DIEGO – Crews from Coast Guard Sector San Diego completed two medical evacuations tonight in separate incidents.

Coast Guard teams up with CBP to interdict five migrants

SAN DIEGO — Five Mexican migrants were apprehended this afternoon by Coast Guard officers and Customs and Border Protection marine interdiction agents as they tried to illegally enter the U.S. by boat. At 9:26 a.m., the Coast Guard received a report from CBP officials of suspicious activity aboard a red speedboat headed northbound into U.S. waters, about a quarter-mile off shore.

San Diego Coast Guard Rescues Two off Coronado Islands

SAN DIEGO – Two people were taken off their vessel tonight by the Coast Guard after it drifted dangerously neared the rocks of North Coronado Island. A friend of the two people on board called in a report to the Sector San Diego operations center by cell phone at 6:30 p.m. that they were adrift south of Imperial Beach, about five miles off shore, with no power, anchor, or propulsion.

Coast Guard assists flooding vessel in San Diego Bay

SAN DIEGO — A Coast Guard crew from San Diego assisted eight boaters on a 40-foot pleasure craft that was flooding in San Diego Bay this morning. Coast Guard Sector San Diego received a report at 11:40 a.m. from the crew of the Ocean Alexander that the vessel was on fire and taking on water. A 41-foot utility boat from Coast Guard Station San Diego and a Harbor Police boat responded.

Coast Guard responds to oil spill at Shelter Island

SAN DIEGO — The Coast Guard is responding to an oil spill at Shelter Island after the M/V Reel Pain II spilled approximately 20 gallons of oil into the water around 1:30 p.m. A Coast Guard Station San Diego boat observed the spill and immediately reported it to the Command Center. Responders were sent to the scene and have boomed off a sheen that covers an area the size of a football field....

Coast Guard interdicts Mexican migrants

SAN DIEGO — Twenty Mexican migrants were apprehended this morning by Coast Guard and CBP officers as they tried to illegally enter the U.S. by boat. At 9:30 a.m., the Coast Guard received a report from a Good Samaritan of suspicious activity aboard the 20-foot recreational vessel La Estrella, about 18 miles off Point Loma, Calif. The caller reported that 20 people were on the small, overloaded...

Coast Guard Responds to Downed Aircraft off Oceanside

SAN DIEGO — The Coast Guard received a report at 5:11 p.m. this afternoon of a downed aircraft carrying three people a mile and a half off of Oceanside. Despite thick fog causing low visibility, one survivor was recovered by a Good Samaritan and transferred to Oceanside Harbor Police. The Coast Guard continues to search for the other two people. A Coast Guard MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter and a rescue...