The Coast Guard removed three people from a ship after they reportedly trespassed on Ready Reserve Force (RRF) ship Cape Orlando during a protest in the Oakland Harbor November 3rd.
Coast Guard Sector San Francisco watchstanders received a report of a demonstration happening within the Oakland Harbor near the vessel Cape Orlando around 8:30 a.m.
At 9:30 a.m. watchstanders received an additional report that some of the people protesting had breached the fence surrounding the pier that the Cape Orlando was moored to. Then protesters reportedly began tampering with mooring lines and climbing onto the vessel’s ladder.
Watchstanders then directed the launch of several Coast Guard Station San Francisco 45-foot response boat-medium crews and boarding teams at approximately 10 a.m.
After arriving on scene, Coast Guard boat crew members began to assist Coast Guard Investigative Service (CGIS) members alongside local law enforcement to remove the protesting individuals from the maritime facility around 10:05 a.m.
After local law enforcement moved the protesting individuals away from the Cape Orlando, three people remained attached to the vessels ladder. The Sector San Francisco boarding team and CGIS then removed the three remaining individuals from the vessel Friday afternoon.
Individuals who breached the maritime facility and trespassed aboard the Cape Orlando are currently under investigation for potential violations of federal law.