Coast Guard

A gray whale's flukes. (OMAR TORRES/AFP/Getty Images)

Two Gray Whales Spotted Inside San Francisco Bay Likely Mom, Calf

The Coast Guard is urging boaters near Angel Island and the Golden Gate Bridge to be especially careful.

02/14/2015

Frame from a Coast Guard video shows a helicopter crew member rescueing a passenger from a sinking sailboat off the Monterey coast. (Coast Guard)

Coast Guard Helicopter Crews Rescue 5 People From Sinking Sailboat 120 Miles Off Monterey

Five people on a sinking sailboat off more than 100 miles from the Monterey coast were rescued by a Coast Guard helicopter crew.

02/02/2015

SAN FRANCISCO, CA - SEPTEMBER 08: A view of downtown San Francsisco and the western span of the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge on September 8, 2013 in San Francisco, California. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Broken Beacon Leaves Bay Bridge Vulnerable In Dense Fog

One of the Bay Bridge’s three radar beacons — which alerts sailors to the midpoint between bridge towers — has not been working properly since December 17.

01/31/2015

The pilot of a small plane was rescued after ditching his plane in the ocean, about 250 miles off the coast of Hawaii, on January 25, 2015. (U.S. Coast Guard)

‘This Is Gonna Be Fun,’ Pilot Attempting To Fly From Central California To Hawaii Recounts Rescue In Ocean

A pilot who attempted to fly a small plane from the Central Valley to Hawaii recalled being rescued in the middle of the Pacific Ocean, after he was forced to ditch his plane because of low fuel last weekend.

01/30/2015

The pilot of a small plane was rescued after ditching his plane in the ocean, about 250 miles off the coast of Hawaii, on January 25, 2015. (U.S. Coast Guard)

Small Plane Runs Out Of Fuel On Flight From Tracy To Hawaii, Pilot Rescued

A pilot from the Central Valley has been rescued after he ditched his small plane 250 miles off the coast of Hawaii on Sunday.

01/26/2015

Alviso Marina County Park (http://www.sccgov.org)

Emergency Responders Work To Save Distressed Boaters In Alviso Marina

Emergency personnel from the U.S. Coast Guard, San Jose Fire Department and Menlo Park Fire Protection District were working to rescue two passengers on a disabled boat in the Alviso Marina in San Jose Sunday afternoon, according to a Coast Guard official.

01/18/2015

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Lake Tahoe Cruise Boat Runs Aground Minutes Into New Year, Stranding Hundreds In Freezing Temperatures

A paddle-wheel cruise boat ran aground on the California side of Lake Tahoe only minutes into the new year, stranding hundreds of revelers for about two hours in sub-freezing temperatures, the U.S. Coast Guard said.

01/02/2015

A Coast Guard rescue boat off the Marin County coast on December 16, 2014. (CBS)

Coast Guard Takes Advantage Of Stormy Bay Area Weather To Train For Rescues

Just off the Marin County shore, the U.S. Coast Guard is training in some of the largest swells of the year.

12/16/2014

The container ship MSC Fabiola (R) is seen docked at the Port of Oakland on March 22, 2012, in Oakland, California. The MSC Fabiola is the largest container ship ever to dock at any seaport in North America with an overall length of nearly one quarter mile long. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

German Man Tried Stowing Away Aboard Cargo Ship In Oakland

A German national has been charged in federal court with sneaking onto a container ship at the Port of Oakland in the hopes of catching a ride to South Korea to be with his pregnant wife.

12/10/2014

The Cliff House Restaurant perched above Ocean Beach. (Cliff House)

Surfer Rescued By Coast Guard Crews Beneath Cliff House Restaurant In San Francisco

U.S. Coast Guard crews rescued a surfer in distress Tuesday afternoon beneath the Cliff House restaurant just north of Ocean Beach in San Francisco.

12/02/2014

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