Coast Guard rescues 2 from grounded vessel on Sand Island, Wash

Coast Guard rescues 2 from grounded vessel on Sand Island, Wash
googletag.cmd.push(function() { googletag.display('div-gpt-ad-1461251439213-0'); }); A Coast Guard boat crew from Station Cape Disappointment, and an aircrew from Air Station Astoria, rescue three people after their 16-foot boat grounded on Sand Island, Wash., July 2, 2015. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 1st Class Shane Abold) WARRENTON, Ore. — Coast Guard crews rescued three...

Coast Guard responds to boat fire on the Columbia River Bar

Coast Guard responds to boat fire on the Columbia River Bar
WARRENTON, Ore. — Coast Guard crews responded to a boat fire at the mouth of the Columbia River, Wednesday. A rescue boatcrew from Station Cape Disappointment arrived after the fire was extinguished by onboard suppressant systems and reportedly secured any source of potential pollution while towing the disabled, 34-foot vessel to Ilwaco, Washington. Watchstanders at Station Cape Disappointment received...

Coast Guard honors students during ribbon-cutting ceremony at Astoria

Coast Guard honors students during ribbon-cutting ceremony at Astoria
ASTORIA, Ore. — Coast Guard Sector Columbia River personnel hosted a ribbon-cutting ceremony for a newly-installed HU-25 Falcon jet display in Warrenton, Friday. Sector Columbia River and Tongue Point Job Corps personnel and students attended the ceremony, along with various community leaders, to honor Coast Guard aviation history at Air Station Astoria and the partnership between Sector Columbia...

Coast Guard rescues woman off Tilton River

Coast Guard rescues woman off Tilton River
SEATTLE — The Coast Guard rescued a 40-year-old female, Sunday, approximately 30 miles northwest of Longview, Wash. The woman suffered injuries after being ejected from a raft on the Tilton River. Lewis County emergency response crews were unable to safely extract her from the river bank due to the steep terrain in the ravine. The Coast Guard launched a MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter crew from Air Station...

Coast Guard escorts distressed vessel into Garibaldi Bay

SEATTLE — A Coast Guard 47-foot motor life boat crew from Station Tillamook Bay, Ore., completed the escort of the 31-foot fishing vessel Two Sons, to Garibaldi Bay, Ore., Tuesday. The Coast Guard responded after receiving an initial report, Monday, that the vessel had 500 gallons of water on board that resulted from ice melt in the fish storage compartment. The vessel, which had two crewmembers...

Coast Guard assists fishing vessel crew in Grays Harbor, Wash.

SEATTLE – The Coast Guard assisted the 48-foot fishing vessel JB which ran aground on the south jetty at Grays Harbor, Wash., at 1:45 a.m., Monday. Coast Guard Sector Columbia River received the distress call and coordinated the deployment of a Station Grays Harbor 25-foot response boat and 47-foot motor lifeboat crews, and an Air Station Astoria MH60 Jayhawk helicopter crew. The Station Grays...

Coast Guard rescues surfer in distress

ASTORIA, Ore. — The Coast Guard rescued a surfer in distress off Indian Beach in Ecola State Park near Cannon Beach, Ore., Sunday.

Coast Guard suspends search for missing swimmer

ASTORIA, Ore. — The Coast Guard suspended the search for a swimmer who went missing off a beach near Oceanside, Ore., Saturday.

Coast Guard Sector Columbia River open house to take place Saturday

ASTORIA, Ore. — Coast Guard Sector Columbia River and Air Station Astoria will host their annual open house event Saturday.