Coast Guard to celebrate annual Buoy Tender Roundup in Juneau, Alaska

Coast Guard to celebrate annual Buoy Tender Roundup in Juneau, Alaska
Coast Guard Buoy Tender Roundup file photo JUNEAU, Alaska — The Coast Guard 17th District is scheduled to host its annual Buoy Tender Roundup in Juneau, Alaska, Aug. 14-18. This year’s roundup will include eight U.S. Coast Guard and Canadian buoy tenders, stationed throughout Alaska and the Pacific Northwest for five days of training and maintenance. Participating are the U.S. Coast Guard Cutters...

Coast Guard Cutter Fir gets new commanding officer

Coast Guard Cutter Fir gets new commanding officer
Lt. Cmdr. Jason Haag, commanding officer Coast Guard Cutter Fir, salutes Cmdr. Kristen Serumgard as Rear Adm. David Throop, commander Coast Guard 13th District, looks on during the Fir’s change of command ceremony at Base Tongue Point in Astoria, Ore., July 14, 2017. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 1st Class Levi Read. ASTORIA, Ore. — Lt. Cmdr. Jason Haag assumed the duties and responsibilities...

Coast Guard to host annual Buoy Tender Roundup in Juneau, Alaska

Coast Guard to host annual Buoy Tender Roundup in Juneau, Alaska
JUNEAU, Alaska — The Coast Guard 17th District is scheduled to host its annual Buoy Tender Roundup in Juneau, Alaska, Aug. 15-19. This year’s roundup will include seven U.S. Coast Guard and Canadian buoy tenders, stationed throughout Alaska and the Pacific Northwest for five days of training and maintenance.  Participating are the U.S. Coast Guard Cutters Maple, Hickory, Fir, Sycamore, Elderberry,...

Coast Guard rescues four in heavy weather, urges mariners to avoid unsafe seas

Coast Guard rescues four in heavy weather, urges mariners to avoid unsafe seas
SEATTLE — Coast Guard crews rescued four boaters in distress in three search-and-rescue missions resulting from heavy weather along the Pacific Northwest coast in the past two days. Watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector North Bend, Oregon, responded to a request for assistance from a 67-year-old man on a 38-foot sailing vessel off the Oregon coast in reported 22-foot seas with wind gusts of up to...

Coast Guard to host annual Buoy Tender Roundup in Juneau, Alaska

Coast Guard to host annual Buoy Tender Roundup in Juneau, Alaska
JUNEAU, Alaska — The Coast Guard 17th District is scheduled to host its week-long annual District Buoy Tender Roundup in Juneau, Alaska, Aug. 3 – 7. This year’s roundup will include seven U.S. Coast Guard buoy tenders, stationed throughout Alaska and the Pacific Northwest, as well as a Canadian coast guard ship, for five days of training and maintenance.  Participating are the U.S....

Coast Guard units from Oregon and Washington assist disabled fishing vessel

Coast Guard units from Oregon and Washington assist disabled fishing vessel
SEATTLE — Crewmembers aboard two 47-foot Motor Life Boats from Coast Guard Station Grays Harbor, in Westport, Wash., and the Coast Guard Cutter Fir, a 225-foot Seagoing Buoytender homeported in Astoria, Ore., assisted the disabled fishing vessel Lady Law, a 75-foot commercial fishing vessel, in the Pacific Ocean near Copalis Beach, Wash., Wednesday. There were no reports of injuries or pollution. “Having...

Coast Guard Cutter Fir hosts sixth grade students in Astoria, Oregon

Coast Guard Cutter Fir hosts sixth grade students in Astoria, Oregon
ASTORIA, Ore. — The Coast Guard and Columbia River Maritime Museum in Astoria continued the Adopt-a-Ship program at Tongue Point, Thursday, Feb. 21, 2013 by hosting two sixth grade classes from Hilda Lahti Elementary School in Knappa, Ore., aboard Cutter Fir. Students toured the cutter and learned about many of the unique challenges that come with working and living aboard a buoy tending vessel. Students...

Coast Guard, contractor locate sunken fishing vessel Lady Cecilia

Coast Guard, contractor locate sunken fishing vessel Lady Cecilia
SEATTLE — The Coast Guard and a maritime salvage company located the sunken fishing vessel Lady Cecilia, Sunday, approximately 20 miles off Point Ledbetter near Willapa Bay, Wash. The Lady Cecilia and its crew of four were lost at sea in March 2012 after no distress signals or mayday calls were made. A Formal Board of Investigation into the cause of the accident commenced in April. The Coast Guard...

Cutter Fir to return to homeport after deployment in support of Deepwater Horizon

USCG file photoSEATTLE – Coast Guard Cutter Fir, a 225-foot seagoing buoy tender, returns to homeport in Astoria, Ore., after a four-month deployment in support of Deepwater Horizon in the Gulf of Mexico. Fir is scheduled to return to Coast Guard Base Tongue Point in Astoria, Friday, 1:30 p.m. Fir was one of eight 225-foot buoy tenders to participate in Deepwater Horizon operations along with...