Coast Guard recovers cruise ship passenger near the Strait of Juan de Fuca

Coast Guard recovers cruise ship passenger near the Strait of Juan de Fuca
A Coast Guard helicopter aircrew from Air Station Port Angeles transfers an unresponsive individual to local Emergency Medical Service personnel after recovering him the water near the Strait of Juan de Fuca on July 10, 2018.  (U.S. Coast Guard photo.) SEATTLE — A Coast Guard helicopter rescue crew recovered an unresponsive individual from the water near the Strait of Juan de Fuca this afternoon,...

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 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 suspends search for person in water near Bainbridge Island, Wash.

Coast Guard suspends search for person in water near Bainbridge Island, Wash.
SEATTLE — The Coast Guard suspended its search for a 54-year-old man who went missing in Rich Passage near Bainbridge Island at 1:43 p.m., Tuesday. Watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector Puget Sound received the initial report from Bainbridge Island Police Department around 6:30 p.m. Monday of a 15-foot unmanned adrift vessel. A 45-foot Response Boat-Medium crew from Coast Guard Station Seattle arrived...

Coast Guard suspends search after fisherman located 60 miles offshore of Westport, Wash.

Coast Guard suspends search after fisherman located 60 miles offshore of Westport, Wash.
SEATTLE — The Coast Guard suspended the search for a missing fisherman after the fisherman contacted the Coast Guard and confirmed he was safe and headed back to Westport, Thursday. The Coast Guard has recalled assets involved in the search, which included the crews of Coast Guard Cutter Wahoo, an 87-foot Coastal Patrol Boat homeported in Port Angeles, the Coast Guard Cutter Alert, a 210-foot Medium...

Coast Guard looking for possible overdue fisherman offshore Washington coast

Coast Guard looking for possible overdue fisherman offshore Washington coast
The 59-foot fishing vessel the Pacific Rim. (U.S. Coast Guard photo courtesy of Kevin Marks.) SEATTLE — Coast Guard personnel are looking for a fisherman after receiving a report he was overdue from a week-long fishing trip offshore the Washington coast, Wednesday. The Coast Guard has diverted the crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Wahoo, an 87-foot Coastal Patrol Boat homeported in Port Angeles,...

Coast Guard medevacs injured fisherman off boat near Port Angeles, Wash.

Coast Guard medevacs injured fisherman off boat near Port Angeles, Wash.
SEATTLE — The Coast Guard medevaced an injured fisherman south of San Juan Island, Thursday morning. The fisherman was transported to Olympic Medical Center in Port Angeles in stable condition. A watchstander at Coast Guard Sector Puget Sound received a radio call via VHF-FM channel 16 at about 7:40 a.m., from the captain of the fishing vessel Mr. Wonderful reporting the injury. The fisherman,...

Coast Guard suspends search for missing cruise ship passenger off Protection Island, Wash

Coast Guard suspends search for missing cruise ship passenger off Protection Island, Wash
SEATTLE — The Coast Guard suspended the active search for a missing cruise ship passenger northwest of Protection Island in the Strait of Juan de Fuca, at 6:10 p.m., Monday “We would like to extend our deepest sympathies to those affected, however, despite our best efforts we have been unable to locate the missing passenger,” said Eric Cookson, a command duty officer at Coast Guard Sector Puget...