Winter is a particularly dangerous time to be on the beaches of Northern California. Tragically, every year, people and their pets fall victim to sneaker waves. A sneaker wave is a large wave in a series of coastal waves. They frequently catch beachgoers, dog walkers and dogs off guard and wash them out to sea.
As part of the service’s living marine resources mission, the Coast Guard teams up with a variety of organizations to aid in protecting and responding to distressed animals, including sea lions. Such was the case for Southern California crews with Franklin, a wayward sea lion.
Lead. Throughout America’s history, it’s been used in paint, batteries, gasoline and even water pipes. Today, lead contamination in one of the oldest Oakland, Calif., neighborhoods is being neutralized not by more chemicals or hauling away tons of dirt but by mixing ground fish bone into the soil.
Last night, the Eleventh District Commander, Rear Admiral Joseph Castillo, provided a statement (available on CGVI and YouTube) to local media and answered questions (on CGVI and YouTube) about the investigatory process regarding the collision between a 33-foot Coast Guard [...]
Guardians on board a Coast Guard cutter spotted a suspicious 25-foot vessel off the coast of La Jolla, CA. Guardians alerted federal agents, who dispatched a Blackhawk helicopter and a Midnight Express Interceptor vessel to intercept the fleeing boat. According [...]
A rescue helicopter crew from Air Station San Francisco hoisted a 55-year-old man with a hand injury from a merchant ship 35 miles West of Pacifica, CA, Nov. 2, 2009. Once hoisted from the 600-foot Liberian-flagged container ship, the [...]
itCG-CGC Rush in China, search for air crews ends, pollution response, 13 barges break free, four rescued
The Coast Guard has ended the search for the nine crewmembers missing after the mid-air collision between a Coast Guard C-130 airplane and a Marine Corps AH-1W Super Cobra helicopter off the coast of Southern California. The incident is a [...]
It has been a truly tragic past couple of days for the Coast Guard, Marine Corps and the family and friends of the nine crewmembers who were involved in a mid-air collision on Thursday night. A joint agency search and [...]
No, not pie as in apple or blueberry, but rather the Coast Guard’s Partnership in Education (PIE) program that has been bringing smiles to teachers and students in communities throughout the nation. Bravo Zulu to CGC Knight Island’s port crew [...]
Guardians intercepted four Cuban migrants and a suspected smuggler yesterday. The migrants were traveling in a 19-foot boat 70 miles south of Key West when they were interdicted by the crew from the 110-foot Coast Guard Cutter Key Biscayne. The migrants were returned to [...]