Coast Guard crew rescues two boys stranded in Lopez Sound, Wash.

Coast Guard crew rescues two boys stranded in Lopez Sound, Wash.
USCG File Photo SEATTLE – A Coast Guard crew rescued two 12-year-old male kayakers who became stranded on Crab Island in Lopez Sound, Wash., Wednesday. The kayakers paddled out to meet Coast Guard Station Bellingham crewmembers aboard a 45-foot Response Boat-Medium and were safely transported to the boat ramp at Hunter’s Point on Lopez Island. Coast Guard Sector Puget Sound watchstanders received...

Coast Guard hoists mariner from vessel aground north of Vendovi Island, Wash.

Coast Guard hoists mariner from vessel aground north of Vendovi Island, Wash.
USCG File Photo SEATTLE — Coast Guard crews rescued a distressed mariner from a 30-foot sailing vessel that was taking on water and stuck on the rocks north of Vendovi Island, Tuesday night. A MH-65 Dolphin helicopter crew, from Coast Guard Air Station Port Angeles, hoisted the man and transported him to Anacortes Airport, where he was safely transferred to emergency medical service personnel to...

Coast Guard responds to pollution threat after boat fire

Coast Guard responds to pollution threat after boat fire
USCG File Photo SEATTLE – Coast Guard and Washington Department of Ecology pollution responders are responding to a pollution threat caused by a boat fire that damaged two boats moored at the Shilshole Bay Marina early Saturday morning. Pollution responders from Coast Guard Sector Puget Sound and Ecology will oversee the cleanup and removal of the pollution threat in the marina after one boat sank...

Coast Guard searching for a person in the water near Cape Flattery, Wash

Coast Guard searching for a person in the water near Cape Flattery, Wash
USCG File Photo WARRENTON, Ore. — The Coast Guard is searching for a man who was reportedly swept from the rocks near the Hole in the Wall cove in Cape Flattery, Washington, Sunday. A Coast Guard Air Station Port Angeles MH-65 Dolphin helicopter crew, a Coast Guard Station Neah Bay 47-foot motor life boat crew as well as a Neah Bay firefighters are currently on scene searching for the man. Watchstanders...

Coast Guard boatcrew rescues person in the water in Bellingham Bay, Wash.

Coast Guard boatcrew rescues person in the water in Bellingham Bay, Wash.
SEATTLE – A Coast Guard Station Bellingham boat crew rescued a person in the water in Bellingham Bay, Wash., Sunday evening.   The Station Bellingham 29-foot Response Boat Small II crew arrived on scene to assist a man struggling in the water and safely transported him back to the station where local Emergency Medical Services personnel waited at the station to transfer him to PeaceHealth St. Joseph...

Coast Guard Sector Puget Sound to hold Change of Command ceremony

Coast Guard Sector Puget Sound to hold Change of Command ceremony
SEATTLE – Coast Guard Sector Puget Sound will hold a Change of Command ceremony at Base Seattle, 1 p.m., Friday. Capt. Linda Sturgis will relieve Capt. Joe Raymond as commander of the Sector, and Raymond’s next assignment will be at Coast Guard Headquarters in Washington, D.C., as the executive assistant to the vice commandant of the Coast Guard. Rear Adm. Mark Butt, commander, Coast Guard...

Coast Guard responds to diesel fuel spill on Duwamish River

Coast Guard responds to diesel fuel spill on Duwamish River
Oil spill responders cleanup a diesel fuel spill in the Duwamish River near Seattle after a tug allided with a barge, Feb. 28, 2017. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Chief Petty Officer Donal Warden. SEATTLE — Coast Guard and Washington Department of Ecology personnel are responding to a diesel spill caused by an allision between a tug and barge on the Duwamish River, Tuesday. The tug involved in the allision...

Coast Guard completes ballast water violation investigation, initiates civil penalty

Coast Guard completes ballast water violation investigation, initiates civil penalty
SEATTLE – The Coast Guard, after an investigation of ballast water discharge violations, initiated civil penalty proceedings against the operator, Vega Reederei GmbH & Co. KG, of the bulk carrier Vega Mars, Feb. 2, 2017. Investigators found that around Jan. 29, 2017, while moored in Tacoma, ballast water was discharged from the vessel without the use of a Coast Guard approved ballast water...

Coast Guard suspends search for missing kayaker near Allyn, Wash.

Coast Guard suspends search for missing kayaker near Allyn, Wash.
OLYMPIA, Wash. — The Coast Guard suspended its search at 2:19 p.m., for Andrew W. Aldrich, a kayaker who was reported missing early Wednesday morning in North Bay in the vicinity of Case Inlet near Allyn. The Coast Guard searched 16 square miles for more than 12 hours covering 170 miles in efforts to locate Aldrich, 31, who was last seen in a yellow kayak wearing dark green Carhardt gear and no...