Coast Guard reminds boaters to secure, mark boats before winter storms

Coast Guard reminds boaters to secure, mark boats before winter storms
An unmanned, adrift vessel floats in Puget Sound north of Port Angeles, Wash (Courtesy photo) PORTLAND, Ore. — The Coast Guard reminds boaters and paddle craft users to secure and mark their boats before upcoming winter storms. The Coast Guard has launched on 90 unmanned adrift vessel cases within the 13th Coast Guard District during calendar year 2017. Coast Guard Sector Puget Sound personnel responded...

Coast Guard oversees removal of fuel from sunken vessel in Lake Washington Ship Canal

Coast Guard oversees removal of fuel from sunken vessel in Lake Washington Ship Canal
SEATTLE — The Coast Guard is responding to a tug that sank at Ballard Oil Company pier in the Lake Washington Ship Canal near Ballard, Washington, Thursday. The 80-foot non-commercial tug Chief has a reported 620 gallons of diesel onboard with reports of light sheening. Boom and sorbent pads have been placed around the sunken vessel to contain any further residual pollutants. The Coast Guard Sector...

Coast Guard, local agencies rescue two wind surfers north of Everett, Wash.

Coast Guard, local agencies rescue two wind surfers north of Everett, Wash.
A Tulalip Fire Department boat crew transports a wind surfer who had gone missing off Kayak Point, north of Everett, Wash., Nov. 19, 2017. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Evan Estep SEATTLE — Coast Guard air and boat crews, as well as a Snohomish County Marine Unit and a Tulalip Fire Department boat crew, rescued two male wind surfers after they went missing near Kayak Point, north...

Coast Guard hosts Puget Sound safety assessment workshop

Coast Guard hosts Puget Sound safety assessment workshop
SEATTLE — Coast Guard Sector Puget Sound hosted a Ports and Waterways Safety Assessment workshop at the Whatcom County Emergency Operations Center in Bellingham this week, comprised of more than 80 maritime and waterway community users, stakeholders and representatives from Canada, the State of Washington, Coast Salish Tribes and indigenous peoples. The PAWSA panel focused on the Port Angeles Precautionary...

Coast Guard, Port Angeles first responders rescue man after fall near Port Angeles

Coast Guard, Port Angeles first responders rescue man after fall near Port Angeles
USCG File Photo PORT ANGELES, Wash. – The Coast Guard conducted a medevac of an injured man, Monday afternoon in Port Angeles after a fall off a cliff near Port Angeles. A Coast Guard helicopter hoisted a 31-year-old male and a Port Angeles Fire Department emergency medical technician from the cliffside and transported them to Harborview Medical Center in Seattle. Watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector...

Pacific Northwest personnel deploy to assist Hurricane Harvey response

Pacific Northwest personnel deploy to assist Hurricane Harvey response
SEATTLE — Coast Guard personnel from Washington and Oregon units have deployed to assist in Hurricane Harvey relief efforts in Texas. Personnel from Coast Guard Sector Columbia River, in Warrenton, Oregon, Coast Guard Air Station Port Angeles, Coast Guard Sector Puget Sound and the 13th District have deployed in response to the hurricane. One MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter has been deployed from Sector...

12-year-old boy calls 911, Coast Guard rescues parents from overturned kayaks

12-year-old boy calls 911, Coast Guard rescues parents from overturned kayaks
64-foot Special Purpose Craft-Screening Vessel file photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Amanda Norcross SEATTLE — A Coast Guard Maritime Force Protection Unit (MFPU) Bangor boat crew rescued two adults after their kayaks overturned near Point No Point in Washington, Sunday. The couple’s 12-year-old son contacted 911 on a cell phone and Coast Guard boat crews rescued and safely transferred the...

Coast Guard aircrew medevacs teen off La Push beach

Coast Guard aircrew medevacs teen off La Push beach
Air Station Port Angeles MH-65 Dolphin helicopter file photo SEATTLE — A Coast Guard aircrew hoisted a teenager off of Third Beach near La Push, Washington, Sunday morning. The MH-65 Dolphin helicopter crew from Coast Guard Air Station Port Angeles safely hoisted the 17-year-old and transported him to local emergency medical service personnel waiting in Forks. At approximately 2 a.m., watchstanders...

Coast Guard medevacs cruise ship Grand Princess passenger outside Strait of Juan De Fuca

Coast Guard medevacs cruise ship Grand Princess passenger outside Strait of Juan De Fuca
Coast Guard MH-65 Dolphin helicopter aircrew members from Air Station Port Angeles share patient information with medics from Airflight Northwest at the Port Angeles base, Aug. 14, 2017. U.S. Coast Guard photo courtesy Air Station Port Angeles. SEATTLE – A Coast Guard aircrew conducted a medevac of an ill passenger aboard the cruise ship Grand Princess just after it exited the Strait of Juan de Fuca,...