On Thursday morning, with dense fog blocking the view of Oakland from the San Francisco waterfront, maritime officials instituted new guidelines for large ships sailing under the Bay Bridge at times of reduced visibility. Read More
A whale was spotted in San Francisco Bay on Thursday afternoon near Pier 39, according to U.S. Coast Guard officials.
The whale was traveling east in the San Francisco Bay when it was seen around 3:30 p.m.
Coast Guard officials said a whale sighting in San Francisco Bay is fairly common in January.
Marin County-based Marine Mammal Center spokesman Jim Oswald said this time of year marks the gray whale migration. The whales are heading down to Baja. Read More
Nearly two dozen passengers aboard a boat near Alcatraz Island in the San Francisco Bay were rescued when the vessel started sinking Friday night, according to the U.S. Coast Guard.
The 22 passengers and crew aboard the Neptune, a 45-foot boat, were safely rescued after the boat struck a shoal near the north side of Alcatraz and started taking on water, according to the USCG. Read More
A man's body that was found in the water along San Francisco's Embarcadero has been identified as that of Los Angeles Dodgers fan Victor Murillo, 27, who went missing after a baseball game last week.
The San Francisco medical examiner's office confirmed the man's identity, and said an investigation into the cause of death isunder way.
Murillo went missing near Pier 32 the night of June 25 after watching the San Francisco Giants play the Dodgers. Read More
Friends and family of four missing sailors said they were devastated by news that the Coast Guard called off its search late Sunday after the “window of survivability” passed.Coast Guard Petty Officer Caleb Critchfield said the search continued well beyond the possibility of finding anyone alive.“We don’t make these decisions lightly or easily,” he said Monday. Read More
A 105-year-old race turned deadly for the first time in its history Saturday after a wave broadsided a sailboat, sending the crew overboard while killing at least one person.Rescue crews spent Sunday searching for four of the eight sailors aboard Low Speed Chase; three were rescued Saturday when the body was found. Read More
Brisbane police are currently investigating the cause of a collision between two boats Wednesday in the water near San Francisco’s Hunters Point that left a man dead.
“We are still in the initial stages of the investigation,” Brisbane police Sgt. Mario Garcia said.
The San Francisco Medical Examiner’s Office identified the man as Minh Troung of San Francisco. Read More
A search lasting more than 10 hours ended this morning after the U.S. Coast Guard rescued a Los Altos woman who disappeared after windsurfing near Coyote Point in the San Francisco Bay on Monday evening, a petty officer said. A helicopter lowered a rescue swimmer into waters close to the center span just north of the San Mateo Bridge after the Coast Guard found 62-year-old Cathy Caton in stable condition just after 6 a.m., Petty Officer Emily Wilhite said. Read More
The U.S. Coast Guard is reminding Bay Area boaters to stay safe on the water today during Independence Day celebrations.The Coast Guard and local law enforcement will be increasing their presence and will be spot-checking recreational boats to ensure the required safety equipment and gear is on board, Coast Guard officials said. Read More