Coast Guard rescues four fishermen 12 miles off Rockaway Beach, Ore.

Coast Guard rescues four fishermen 12 miles off Rockaway Beach, Ore.
googletag.cmd.push(function() { googletag.display('div-gpt-ad-1461251439213-0'); }); Coast Guard Sector Columbia River MH-60 helicopter file photo WARRENTON, Ore. — A Coast Guard aircrew rescued four commercial fishermen after their 54-foot fishing vessel capsized off the coast of Rockaway Beach, Sunday evening. An MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter aircrew from Coast Guard Sector Columbia River...

Oregon man charged, arrested for making false mayday calls to Coast Guard

Oregon man charged, arrested for making false mayday calls to Coast Guard
PORTLAND, Ore. — The U.S. District Court in Oregon has unsealed a five-count indictment alleging Bud O’Neil Burkleo, 35, of Warrenton, Oregon, made false mayday calls to the Coast Guard during a seven-month span in 2016 prompting numerous rescue responses. Burkleo was arrested Friday morning in Warrenton without incident and made an initial appearance before U.S. Magistrate Judge John V. Acosta,...

Coast Guard seeks public information after laser strike hits Port Angeles aircrew

Coast Guard seeks public information after laser strike hits Port Angeles aircrew
PORT ANGELES, Wash. — The Coast Guard seeks information from the public to locate a suspect or suspects who pointed a green laser light at a Coast Guard helicopter crew conducting training at Coast Guard Air Station/Sector Field Office Port Angeles, Wednesday evening. The MH-65 Dolphin helicopter crew safely landed after they were hit by a laser multiple times. The aircrew conducted visual acuity...

Coast Guard assists in response to crashed aircraft on a Columbia River sandbar

Coast Guard assists in response to crashed aircraft on a Columbia River sandbar
Coast Guard Sector Columbia River MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter file photo WARRENTON, Ore. — Coast Guard crews assisted local agency partners in response to an aircraft, which reportedly flipped over while he attempted to land on a Wallace Island sandbar, on the Columbia River, Tuesday. An MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter crew from Coast Guard Sector Columbia River landed on the sandbar, picked up the pilot,...

Coast Guard aircrew hoists injured hiker off Saddle Mountain, Ore.

Coast Guard aircrew hoists injured hiker off Saddle Mountain, Ore.
Coast Guard Sector Columbia River MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter file photo WARRENTON, Ore. — A Coast Guard aircrew hoisted a female hiker after she reportedly slipped on the snow and hurt her ankle while 2.5 miles up Saddle Mountain, Sunday. An MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter crew from Coast Guard Sector Columbia River transported the injured woman back to the sector where they safely transferred the hiker to...

Coast Guard, locals respond to injured hiker in Carson, Wash.

Coast Guard, locals respond to injured hiker in Carson, Wash.
Coast Guard Sector Columbia River MH-60 helicopter file photo WARRENTON, Ore. — A Coast Guard aircrew and local agency partners responded to an injured 30-year-old female hiker, after she reportedly slipped 30 feet while hiking 650 yards from the Carson Hot Springs Resort along the Wind River in Washington, Sunday. An MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter crew from Coast Guard Sector Columbia River, Warrenton,...

Coast Guard cleanup of Astoria oil spill winding down

Coast Guard cleanup of Astoria oil spill winding down
Cleanup of an oil spill in the Columbia River is winding down, Feb. 12, 2018, after an oil tank was removed from under a dilapidated pier adjacent to the Cannery Pier Hotel & Spa, Jan. 30, 2018. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Mark Campanale. ASTORIA, Ore. – The Coast Guard’s cleanup efforts of an oil spill in the Columbia River adjacent to the Cannery Pier Hotel & Spa...

Coast Guard medevacs injured worker aboard anchored ship in Columbia River

Coast Guard medevacs injured worker aboard anchored ship in Columbia River
Coast Guard Station Cape Disappointment 47-foot Motor Lifeboat file photo. ASTORIA, Ore. — The Coast Guard assisted and transported an injured man aboard an anchored ship at the Astoria anchorage on the Columbia River, early Monday morning. A boat crew aboard a 47-foot Motor Lifeboat, from Coast Guard Station Cape Disappointment, transported 11 members of the Clatsop County high-angle rescue team...

Oil tank removed from under dilapidated pier in Astoria, Oregon

Oil tank removed from under dilapidated pier in Astoria, Oregon
Contractors remove an oil tank from under a dilapidated pier on the Columbia River just west of the Cannery Pier Hotel & Spa in Astoria, Jan. 30, 2018. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 1st Class Levi Read. WARRENTON, Ore. — A boiler oil tank has been removed from a dilapidated pier adjacent to the Hotel Cannery Pier, Tuesday, as responders work to remove the source of the oil spill that was...