Long Beach Coast Guard
The Long Beach Fire Department in collaboration with other City of Long Beach governmental agencies have determined that in the best interest of public safety, the immediate closure of area beaches is required from 1st Place through 72nd Place.
Long Beach Fire Department CERT (Community Emergency Response Team) and other city departments and disaster response agencies will host the first-ever “READY Long Beach” Community Preparedness Expo on October 4, 2014, to help residents prepare for incidents such as earthquakes, fires, floods, and act of terrorism.
The arrival of summertime always brings an increase of activity at local beaches. People enjoy the warm weather and many activities in and out of the water. Long Beach Lifeguards encourage residents to be safe while enjoying the beach and offer tips to ensure an enjoyable visit.
MH-65C Dolphin rescue helicopter. (File photo courtesy of the Coast Guard)
The Coast Guard rescued four boaters after their 26-foot boat sunk about 13 miles northeast of Avalon Harbor on Catalina Island, Calif., at about 9:30 p.m.
The Coast Guard has completed a Port Access Route Study evaluating the vessel traffic lanes of ship approaches to the ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach, as well as the Santa Barbara Channel. While the study is complete, the formal process of changing the traffic lanes is not yet final.
What weather conditions should we be preparing for…tsunamis, wildfires, heat waves, floods, hurricanes, blizzards? A newly launched polar-orbiting satellite will help the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) save lives and protect property as it captures data from the Earth’s land, oceans, and atmosphere.
Coast Guard Sector Los Angeles-Long Beach has launched Operation Neptune’s Rise, to locate derelict vessels that pose a possible pollution risk. The mission will run from Nov. 7th through the 30th and will cover almost every port, harbor, marina, anchorage and yacht club between Morro Bay, Calif., and Dana Point, Calif.
Photo by K Hardy
“Go fly a kite” will be more than just an expression on Fri., Sat. and Sun., July 22-24! That’s when Kid’s Beach Day and the Capture the Wind Festival, free to the public, hit Claremont Beach for three days of kite building and flying, kiteboarding, a Kite Expo and many more special attractions.
Flares should not be used as fireworks because they can be mistaken for a boat in distress.
In preparation of the upcoming Fourth of July weekend, the Coast Guard reminds boaters to take the proper precautions to ensure a safe and enjoyable holiday weekend on the water.
Operation Dry Water aims to keep people from drinking and boating.
State and federal marine law enforcement officers will be working together during Operation Dry Water this weekend, June 24-26, looking for boaters whose Blood Alcohol Content exceeds the legal limit of .08%.