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 5 fishermen from flooding ship

Coast Guard rescues 5 fishermen from flooding ship
The crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Cuttyhunk pass two dewatering pumps to the crew of the fishing vessel Sunnfjord as their vessel took on water off Cape Alava, Wash., Jan. 31, 2018. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Alexander Warriner. NEAH BAY, Wash. — Coast Guard crews rescued five fisherman, who had to abandon ship due to flooding while west of Cape Alava, Wednesday. A 47-foot...

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 crews respond to capsized vessel in Burien, Wash

Coast Guard crews respond to capsized vessel in Burien, Wash
Coast Guard Station Seattle 45-foot Response Boat-Medium File Photo SEATTLE – Coast Guard air and boat crews rescued one woman and recovered one man after their 15-foot paddleboat was reportedly beset by weather near Three Tree Point in Burien, Wash., Sunday morning. An MH-65 Dolphin helicopter crew from Coast Guard Air Station Port Angeles and a Coast Guard Station Seattle rescue boat crew aboard...

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...