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Memorial Ceremony Held For Coast Guard Officer Killed Off Channel Islands

A memorial ceremony was held Saturday for the U.S. Coast Guard officer who was killed law enforcement operations in Santa Barbara County.

CBS2 / KCAL9–12/08/2012

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Memorial Ceremony To Be Held Saturday For Coast Guard Officer Killed Off Channel Islands

A memorial ceremony will be held Saturday for the U.S. Coast Guard Officer who was killed in a boating accident.

CBS2 / KCAL9–12/07/2012

Smaller vessels known as "pangas" have been used in recent months to smuggle illegal immigrants onto Southland beaches. (credit: California State Lifeguards |  Orange County Sheriff's Department)

8,500 Pounds Of Pot Seized Off LA Coast In Panga Boat

Approximately 8,500 pounds of marijuana was discovered about 150 miles west of Los Angeles and now it’s in the hands of U.S. Coast Guard officials.


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Sinking Boat Off Long Beach Towed To Shore, Owner Sought

Authorities are working to tow a sinking boat to shore and find out who is the owner of the “derelict” vessel.


Some of the drug haul captured Sunday by authorities. (credit: Alexandra Foshee/UGC)

Harbor Patrol Finds Nearly 8,000 Pounds Of Marijuana Floating In Ocean

Harbor Patrol agents started receiving calls just after noon Sunday about large bails of marijuana floating off the coast of Dana Point.

CBS2 / KCAL9–05/20/2012

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Police: 20 Arrested After ‘Panga’ Boat From Tijuana Lands In El Segundo

Federal immigration agents and police have detained 17 people in the latest so-called “panga” boat landing.

KNX 1070 NEWSRADIO–03/21/2012

4 Bodies Found Near Overturned Fishing Boat Off Channel Islands

Four bodies have been found near an overturned fishing boat off the coast of the Channel Islands, according to authorities.


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14 Immigrants Arrested When Boat Washes Ashore In Huntington Beach

Several arrests were made Thursday after a boat full of immigrants washed ashore in Huntington Beach.

CBS2 / KCAL9–02/02/2012

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Crews Work To Contain Fuel Spill In Huntington Harbour

Hazmat crews worked to contain a fuel spill near Peter’s Landing Marina in the Huntington Harbour area.

CBS2 / KCAL9–01/05/2012

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3 Fishermen Rescued After Boat Gets Perilously Close To Rocks

Three fishermen were rescued Sunday after their 33-foot boat broke down and started drifting close to rocks in the Channel Islands area, Coast Guard officials said.


Officials looked for a missing swimmer by sea and by air. (credit: CBS)

Search For Missing Seal Beach Swimmer Called Off Because Of Darkness

An hours-long search for a missing swimmer off Surfside Beach in Seal Beach has been called off because of darkness, said officials.

CBS2 / KCAL9–08/31/2011


Woman Airlifted From Catalina Island After Going Into Early Labor

A woman in her 20s had to be medevaced by the U.S. Coast Guard after going into early labor on Catalina Island.


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Coast Guard Suspends Search For Missing Kayaker

The Coast Guard says it has suspended the search for a 53-year-old kayaker who went missing several days ago off Newport Beach.


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Boat Overturns In OC Surf, 14 Illegal Immigrants Detained

Federal agents arrested 14 would-be illegal immigrants when their boat overturned at Crystal Cove State Park Tuesday.

CBS2 / KCAL9–07/12/2011