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TransPacific Solar/Rower Rescued by Channel Islands Harbor and Long Beach Coast Guard

TransPacific Solar/Rower Rescued by Channel Islands Harbor and Long Beach Coast Guard

By George Miller Late this morning, the Channel Islands Harbor Coast Guard towed in “Wave Dancer,” a solar/rower powered craft on a Trans-Pacific voyage from Monterrey, CA  to Honolulu, Hawaii.  The expedition’s sole skipper/rower, Heather Taylor, of Australia, aborted the mission after the craft’s solar power converter failed. She was in the process of doing […]

Happy 226th Birthday, US Coast Guard!

Happy 226th Birthday, US Coast Guard!

By U.S. Dept. of Homeland Security, August 4, 2016 Today, the U.S. Coast Guard celebrates 226 years of honor, respect and devotion to duty. As the nation’s premier maritime law enforcement community, Coast Guard personnel serve to save lives, protect the environment and defend the homeland.   The U.S. Coast Guard is one of the […]

VC Sheriff, FD and Coast Guard perform rescue at sea

VC Sheriff, FD and Coast Guard perform rescue at sea

On Saturday, June 18, 2016, members from the Ventura County Sheriff’s Aviation Unit, together with personnel from the Ventura County Fire Department and United States Coast Guard, rescued two divers off the West side of Anacapa Island. Around 10:20 AM, Ventura County Fire Dispatch requested Air Squad 9 respond to the waters off Anacapa Island.  […]

Coast Guard Station Channel Islands Harbor to hold 11th Annual Safe Boating Expo -Saturday May 14

Coast Guard Station Channel Islands Harbor to hold 11th Annual Safe Boating Expo -Saturday May 14

Boat mishap in high winds outside Channel Islands Harbor

Sand was blowing in horizontal sheets, stinging hands and faces, when we arrived at the mouth of Channel Islands Harbor late this afternoon (4-27-16). We had heard, via the Fire Dept., that a boat capsized off Silverstrand Beach. On-scene personnel told us that very high winds had driven a boat into the harbor mouth jetty (see above […]

U.S. Customs, Coast Guard, testing & training in county

U.S. Customs, Coast Guard, testing & training in county

By George Miller Today we saw US Customs and Coast Guard testing and training activities offshore near Channel Islands Harbor, Oxnard. The U.S. Customs and Border protection was testing a chase boat which crew members confirmed is intended to be used for drug interdiction. They said it was brought here from Florida for testing in West […]