Tag: Sector San Francisco

Week in the life of the Coast Guard 2015: Wednesday

On Wednesday’s Week in the Life series, we feature operations from Coast Guard Sector San Francisco, firefighting training in Toledo, Ohio, line splicing in Erie, Pennsylvania, explosives detection training in Seattle, reparation of a land navigation light in Kodiak, Alaska, and the homecoming of Port Security Unit 308.

Excellence in Marine Inspection Award

Rear Adm. Joseph Servidio, the assistant commandant for prevention policy, announced the winner of the first annual Excellence in Marine Inspection Award March 10. The award recognizes the incredible and difficult job Coast Guard marine inspectors do every day.

Shipmate of the Week – OSCS Douglas Samp

Senior Chief Samp

“Expert” is a title used to refer to someone who has the highest level of skill in a given arena. Well, Senior Chief Petty Officer Douglas Samp has mastered the craft of emergency response management and is an expert in the truest sense of the word. In fact, under Samp’s leadership, San Francisco units have responded to an astounding 1,883 search and rescue cases.

Responding to environmental threats

Beached vessel

Post written by Lt. j.g. Stephanie Young and Petty Officer 3rd Class Pamela J. Manns When a 65-foot commercial fishing vessel grounded at Francis State Beach, pollution investigators joined local and state officials to prevent any environmental hazards. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Pamela J. Manns. The reunion of a rescued

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