Two fisherman rescued 52 miles off the coast of Coos Bay

Two fisherman rescued 52 miles off the coast of Coos Bay
NORTH BEND, Ore. — The Coast Guard rescued two fisherman from the fishing vessel New Faith that was sinking 52 miles off the coast of Coos Bay, Saturday morning. The two men where hoisted off the New Faith, a 40-foot commercial fishing vessel homeported in Coos Bay, by two separate aircrews aboard MH-65 Dolphin helicopters, one from Coast Guard Sector North Bend and the other from Coast Guard Air...

Coast Guard schedule to participate in annual Rose Festival in Portland

Coast Guard schedule to participate in annual Rose Festival in Portland
Coast Guard File Photo by Petty Officer Shawn Eggert PORTLAND, Ore. – Three Coast Guard cutter crews and an MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter crew are scheduled to participate in the annual Portland Rose Festival Fleet Week, June 7 to 11. The Coast Guard Cutters Alert, Bluebell and Orcas are participating in the annual Parade of Ships and will be open for free public tours while the helicopter crew will conduct...

Coast Guard to base 2 new cutters in Astoria, Oregon

Coast Guard to base 2 new cutters in Astoria, Oregon
A Sentinel-Class 154-foot Fast Response Cutter (U.S. Coast Guard file photo by Eric D. Woodall) WASHINGTON — The U.S. Coast Guard announced Friday it will homeport two of the service’s new Sentinel-Class 154-foot Fast Response Cutters (FRC) in Astoria, Oregon, starting in 2021. These two ships have not yet been named, but the FRCs are named after enlisted Coast Guard personnel who distinguished...

Coast Guard crews, good Samaritans respond to mayday call near Yaquina Bay, Oregon

Coast Guard crews, good Samaritans respond to mayday call near Yaquina Bay, Oregon
WARRENTON, Ore. — Coast Guard crews and good Samaritans responded to a mayday call and aided the crew of a sinking 32-foot fishing vessel 20 miles southwest of Yaquina Bay, Wednesday. A 47-foot Motor Life Boat crew from Coast Guard Station Yaquina Bay in Newport escorted the fishing vessel Apache 4 to Yaquina Bay after multiple crews worked to identify the source of the flooding, secure it and dewater...

Coast Guard units coordinate tow of disabled fishing vessel near Yaquina Bay, Oregon

Coast Guard units coordinate tow of disabled fishing vessel near Yaquina Bay, Oregon
SEATTLE — The U.S. Coast Guard towed a fishing vessel to safety after the two people aboard reported that the vessel had become disabled more than 15 miles northwest of Yaquina Bay, Oregon, Monday. Crewmembers aboard the fishing vessel Faith of Tonk contacted watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector North Bend, Oregon, via VHF-FM radio at 4:54 p.m. and requested assistance. Sector North Bend watchstanders...

Coast Guard terminates voyage of unlicensed fishing vessel near Newport, Ore.

Coast Guard terminates voyage of unlicensed fishing vessel near Newport, Ore.
NEWPORT, Ore. — The Coast Guard terminated the voyage of a fishing vessel out of Newport, Ore., Friday. Coast Guard Cutter Orcas boarding team members discovered the 50-foot fishing vessel Way to Go II was not licensed for commercial fishing and did not have required life-saving immersion suits on board during a routine boarding approximately two miles west of Newport. Coast Guard Cutter Orcas then...

Coast Guard Cutter Orcas gets new commanding officer

Coast Guard Cutter Orcas gets new commanding officer
CHARLESTON, Ore. — Lt. Todd M. Behney assumed command of Coast Guard Cutter Orcas during a change of command ceremony held in Charleston, Ore., Monday. Behney replaces Lt. Benjamin S. Leuthold who will transfer to Coast Guard Headquarters in Washington D.C. Behney’s previous cutter experience includes service aboard Cutter Sedge, in Homer Alaska, Cutter Jarvis in Honolulu, Hawaii, Cutter Pompano...

Coast Guard responds to vessel taking on water near Grays Harbor, Wash.

ASTORIA, Ore. — The Coast Guard assisted the crew of a 50-foot fishing vessel, which was taking on water near Grays Harbor, Wash., Wednesday. Coast Guard Sector Columbia River recieved a report from the crew of the fishing vessel Michael Lisa that the vessel was taking on water aprroximately 23 miles west of Grays Harbor at 6:08 p.m. The crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Orcas, based in Coos Bay, Ore.,...

Coast Guard Cutter Orcas returns from $8.5 million overhaul

ASTORIA, Ore. —The crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Orcas returned to Coos Bay, Ore., from Baltimore, Md., after one year away from home Tuesday, Sept. 14.