Coast Guard suspends search for person in the water at Richmond marina

RICHMOND, Calif. – The Coast Guard suspended its search at 2:15 a.m.for a person in the water at the Richmond marina.

Coast Guard rescues man from grounded vessel in estuary

OAKLAND, Calif., – The Coast Guard rescued a man after his pleasure craft ran aground and began taking on water in the Oakland Estuary, today.

Plane crash survivor rescued near Pillar Point

SAN FRANCISCO – An Air National Guard MH-60 rescue crew picked up a plane crash survivor 10 miles west of Pillar Point, Calif. today at approximately 3:30 p.m. and transferred him to emergency medical service personnell at Coast Guard Air Station San Francisco.

Tanker Touches Bottom in Pinole Shoal Channel

SAN FRANCISCO — The Coast Guard responded to a report of a tank vessel which grazed the bottom of the channel, today. No pollution was reported or sighted by response personnel. At 5 a.m., Coast Guard Sector San Francisco received a report that the Marshall Islands-flagged Tank Vessel “Cape Brasilia” had touched the muddy bottom of the Pinole Shoal Channel. The 577-foot tanker immediately...

11th Coast Guard District Commander Participates in Ribbon Cutting Ceremony

San Francisco — Rear Adm. Paul Zukunft, Commander, 11th Coast Guard District, participated in a Ribbon-Cutting Ceremony at Coast Guard Station San Francisco, today. The ceremony celebrated the construction of a new Boat Maintenance Building at Yerba Buena Island.

Coast Guard Responds to Grounded Passenger Vessel

SAN MATEO, Calif., — The Coast Guard, along with Foster City, San Mateo County, and Menlo Park Fire Departments, responded to a passenger vessel grounded on the rocks at Coyote Point, today. All 26 people onboard were removed from the vessel safely, with no reports of serious injuries.

Coast Guard Rescues Two From Plane Crash

SAN FRANCISCO – The Coast Guard rescued two people involved in a plane crash, today. At approximately 2 p.m., Coast Guard Sector San Francisco received a report of a plane crash in the shallow area of the San Francisco Bay near the Bay Bridge toll plaza. An HH-65 “Dolphin” Helicopter immediately launched from Coast Guard Air Station San Francisco, as well as a 25-foot Response boat...

Broadcasting False Distress Signals Results in Operational Burden

SAN FRANCISCO – After several unresolved flare sightings were reported over the holiday weekend, the Coast Guard reminds the public that flares are visual distress signaling devices, and should only be used for their intended purpose. Additionally, making false calls for help over VHF-FM channel 16 is illegal, and punishable under federal and state law. At 10:30 p.m., on Saturday, August 29th,...

Good Samaritan Rescues Four Near Richmond Marine

ALAMEDA, Calif. – A Good Samaritan rescued four people from the water today after their 14-foot pleasure craft capsized two nautical miles southwest of the Richmond Marina. The U.S. Coast Guard received a distress call from a Good Samaritan at 11:38 a.m., who witnessed a 14-foot pleasure craft capsize with two adults and two children on board. After making the call, the Good Samaritan, onboard...