13th District Coast Guard has busy weekend, stresses use of lifesaving equipment

13th District Coast Guard has busy weekend, stresses use of lifesaving equipment
Air Station Port Angeles MH-65 Dolphin helicopter file photo by Chief Petty Officer David Mosley SEATTLE — Coast Guard rescue crews across Washington responded to multiple cases this weekend involving mariners not wearing lifejackets and deficiencies of lifesaving equipment found aboard vessels. With warmer spring weather coming to the Pacific Northwest, the Coast Guard stresses the importance...

Coast Guard suspends search near Blake Island, Wash., for missing cargo vessel crew member

Coast Guard suspends search near Blake Island, Wash., for missing cargo vessel crew member
SEATTLE – The Coast Guard has suspended the search, that was initiated Thursday evening, for a crew member missing from a cargo vessel anchored north of Blake Island State Park. After conducting 25 searches throughout the night and morning utilizing assets from Coast Guard Air Station Port Angeles, Coast Guard Station Seattle and the Coast Guard Cutter Wahoo, the search for the Philippine native...

Coast Guard rescues 5 fishermen from flooding ship

Coast Guard rescues 5 fishermen from flooding ship
The crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Cuttyhunk pass two dewatering pumps to the crew of the fishing vessel Sunnfjord as their vessel took on water off Cape Alava, Wash., Jan. 31, 2018. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Alexander Warriner. NEAH BAY, Wash. — Coast Guard crews rescued five fisherman, who had to abandon ship due to flooding while west of Cape Alava, Wednesday. A 47-foot...

Coast Guard rescues man after vessel sinks near Whidbey Island, Wash.

Coast Guard rescues man after vessel sinks near Whidbey Island, Wash.
Coast Guard Air Station Port Angeles MH-65 Dolphin helicopter File Photo SEATTLE — The Coast Guard rescued a man after his 38-foot pleasure craft sank in the vicinity of Smith Island near Whidbey Island, Friday. An aircrew aboard a MH-65 Dolphin helicopter, from Coast Guard Air Station Port Angeles, hoisted the man and transported him to Naval Station Whidbey Island where he was met by local emergency...

Coast Guard crews respond to capsized vessel in Burien, Wash

Coast Guard crews respond to capsized vessel in Burien, Wash
Coast Guard Station Seattle 45-foot Response Boat-Medium File Photo SEATTLE – Coast Guard air and boat crews rescued one woman and recovered one man after their 15-foot paddleboat was reportedly beset by weather near Three Tree Point in Burien, Wash., Sunday morning. An MH-65 Dolphin helicopter crew from Coast Guard Air Station Port Angeles and a Coast Guard Station Seattle rescue boat crew aboard...

Coast Guard rescues missing hiker in Olympic National Forest

Coast Guard rescues missing hiker in Olympic National Forest
USCG File Photo SEATTLE — The Coast Guard rescued a missing hiker in the Olympic National Forest, Monday morning after the hiker was reported missing Sunday afternoon. An aircrew aboard an MH-65 Dolphin helicopter from Coast Guard Air Station Port Angeles located and rescued the 79-year-old male and transported him to Sequim Valley Airport where the patient was transferred to emergency medical technicians...

Coast Guard, Port Angeles first responders rescue man after fall near Port Angeles

Coast Guard, Port Angeles first responders rescue man after fall near Port Angeles
USCG File Photo PORT ANGELES, Wash. – The Coast Guard conducted a medevac of an injured man, Monday afternoon in Port Angeles after a fall off a cliff near Port Angeles. A Coast Guard helicopter hoisted a 31-year-old male and a Port Angeles Fire Department emergency medical technician from the cliffside and transported them to Harborview Medical Center in Seattle. Watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector...

Pacific Northwest personnel deploy to assist Hurricane Harvey response

Pacific Northwest personnel deploy to assist Hurricane Harvey response
SEATTLE — Coast Guard personnel from Washington and Oregon units have deployed to assist in Hurricane Harvey relief efforts in Texas. Personnel from Coast Guard Sector Columbia River, in Warrenton, Oregon, Coast Guard Air Station Port Angeles, Coast Guard Sector Puget Sound and the 13th District have deployed in response to the hurricane. One MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter has been deployed from Sector...

Coast Guard aircrew medevacs teen off La Push beach

Coast Guard aircrew medevacs teen off La Push beach
Air Station Port Angeles MH-65 Dolphin helicopter file photo SEATTLE — A Coast Guard aircrew hoisted a teenager off of Third Beach near La Push, Washington, Sunday morning. The MH-65 Dolphin helicopter crew from Coast Guard Air Station Port Angeles safely hoisted the 17-year-old and transported him to local emergency medical service personnel waiting in Forks. At approximately 2 a.m., watchstanders...