Contractors begin the process of righting a beached 65-foot commercial fishing vessel Jan. 4 at Francis State Beach on California's Half Moon Bay. Coast Guard Sector San Francisco pollution investigators monitored the situation to prevent any environmental problems.
Recent Coast Guard responses from around the region
LEND A HAND - The crew from Coast Guard Station Golden Gate tow the sailboat Wing It after rescuing three of its crewmembers July 24, 2008 from San Francisco Bay. The crewmembers were recently honored for their service in the line of duty for the rescue.
A boat crew from Coast Guard Station New London, Conn., takes attendees of Station New London's response boat ceremony for a tour Oct. 28 on the station's new 45-foot response boat. The vessel is the first to be delivered to the station to replace the aging 41-foot utility boats that have been in use for more than 25 years.
Four men on a capsized hull
Point Pleasant, N.J.
A Coast Guard small-boat crew rescued four men from a capsized vessel near Point Pleasant, N.J.
Coast Guard Station Manasquan Inlet received a distress call over a hand-held marine-band radio at 11:30 a.m. reporting that a 17-foot pleasure craft had capsized about one nautical mile from Point Pleasant.
WELCOME TO THE FLEET
John R. Leopold, Anne Arundel (Md.) County executive, christens the hull of the 35-foot emergency-response vessel Arundel Patriot Sept. 24 during a commissioning ceremony at Sandy Point State Park in Annapolis, Md. The Arundel Patriot is the first aluminum catamaran to be placed in service by the Anne Arundel County police and fire departments. More than 100 people attended the christening of the county's first joint emergency-response boat.
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