Articles Tagged With ‘United States Coast Guard’

Parkinson’s Navy

By KAREN VELIE and DANIEL BLACKBURN Sheriff Ian Parkinson told San Luis Obispo County Supervisors in April that he needed an extra half million dollars to buy and operate a 27-foot Defender Class response boat to tow drug smuggling boats,... (Continue reading)

Coast Guard rescues five rowers off SLO County coast

The U.S. Coast Guard rescued five rowers struggling to survive ocean currents west of San Luis Obispo County over the weekend. The rowers were participating in a race from Monterey to Honolulu, but had to call its quits early on... (Continue reading)

Smuggler convicted of murdering Coast Guard officer

A Mexican national caught smuggling drugs in a panga boat was sentenced to life without parole after a jury convicted him of second-degree murder in the death of a Coast Guard officer patrolling the waters off of the Central Coast.... (Continue reading)

Man swept away by waves during Guadalupe baptism

Rescue teams are searching for a man who was swept out to sea by a wave during a baptism at a beach in Guadalupe on Sunday. At about 10 a.m., Pastor Maurigro Cervantes said his cousin Benito Flores, 43, of... (Continue reading)

Helicopter rescues sailor from boat crash by Piedras Blancas

A U.S. Coast Guard helicopter rescued a sailor who crashed his boat into rocks near Piedras Blancas Lighthouse early Thursday morning. [Tribune] The sailor was a middle-aged man sailing alone from the Bay Area to Morro Bay in a 32-foot... (Continue reading)

300 gallon oil spill in Ventura Harbor

Two boats collided in the Ventura Harbor causing a 300 gallon oil spill on Monday. A squid fishing boat hit another vessel shortly after 1 p.m.No injuries were reported. The fuel leak has been stopped and the U.S. Coast Guard... (Continue reading)

Boaters injured after vessel capsizes in Morro Bay

Two people were injured Sunday morning when the vessel they were in overturned south of the jetty in Morro Bay. [KSBY] At about 7:40 a.m., a wave capsized the boat. Suffering from minor injuries, one of the boaters made it... (Continue reading)

Search suspended for missing Vandenberg airman

The Coast Guard suspended its search for a Vandenberg airman who went missing Sunday while diving east of Key Biscayne in Florida. [CBS Miami] Major Jeffrey Vincent, 39, is a reservist from the 9th Space Operations Squadron at Vandenberg Air... (Continue reading)

Two men charged with killing a Coast Guard officer

Federal prosecutors have charged two Mexican nationals in the killing of a Coast Guard officer who died as a result of being thrown from a Coast Guard vessel that was rammed by a “panga” boat operated by the Mexicans. Officer... (Continue reading)

Panga boat driver kills Coast Guard officer

A panga boat suspected to be used for smuggling drugs rammed into a Coast Guard boat early Sunday morning, killing an officer off the coast of Santa Barbara County. [Noozhawk] The Coast Guard spotted the panga boat around 1 a.m.... (Continue reading)