Florence, Oregon named nation’s 24th Coast Guard City

Florence, Oregon named nation's 24th Coast Guard City
A new sign recognizing the City of Florence, Ore., as a Coast Guard City welcomes residents and visitors to Florence on Oregon Highway 126 near the Highway 101 junction, Aug. 16, 2017. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 1st Class Levi Read. FLORENCE, Ore. – The Coast Guard designated the City of Florence as an official Coast Guard City at a ceremony held at the Florence Events Center, Wednesday...

Coast Guard delivers dewatering pumps, saves boat and crew

Coast Guard delivers dewatering pumps, saves boat and crew
A Coast Guard 47-foot Motor Life Boat crew, from Station Cape Disappointment WARRENTON, Ore. – The Coast Guard delivered three dewatering pumps, Tuesday morning to a commercial fishing vessel taking on water 66 miles west of Tillamook Head saving the boat and the crew, and is currently towing the vessel toward the Columbia River entrance. A boat crew aboard a 47-foot Motor Life Boat from Coast Guard...

Coast Guard announces newest Coast Guard City in Oregon

Coast Guard announces newest Coast Guard City in Oregon
FLORENCE, Ore. – The Coast Guard will be designating the City of Florence as an official Coast Guard City at a ceremony scheduled to be held Aug. 16, 2017. The city will be accepted as the 24th official Coast Guard City and the third one in Oregon joining Astoria and Newport. The designation of the City of Florence coincides with the 100 year anniversary of Coast Guard Station Siuslaw River which...

Coast Guard responding to vessel aground in Columbia River near Skamokawa, Wash.

Coast Guard responding to vessel aground in Columbia River near Skamokawa, Wash.
The motor vessel Argent Cosmos, a 557-foot Panamanian-flagged tanker sits aground in the Columbia River near Skamokawa, Wash., July 6, 2017.  U.S. Coast Guard photo courtesy Sector Columbia River. WARRENTON, Ore. – The Coast Guard is responding to a vessel aground in the vicinity of Skamokawa, Washington, after the vessel Argent Cosmos lost the use of a fuel pump and ran aground at 6:28 a.m. Thursday. There...

Coast Guard rescues overturned boater near Astoria, Ore.

Coast Guard rescues overturned boater near Astoria, Ore.
A Coast Guard Sector Columbia River MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter crew hoists a man after his vessel capsized near Warrenton, Ore., May 26, 2017.  U.S. Coast Guard photo by Coast Guard Station Cape Disappointment. WARRENTON, Ore. —The Coast Guard rescued a boater who capsized near the Lewis and Clark Bridge in Warrenton, Ore., Friday. A Coast Guard Sector Columbia River MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter crew...

Coast Guard rescues kayaker near Hammond, Ore.

Coast Guard rescues kayaker near Hammond, Ore.
WARRENTON, Ore. — The Coast Guard rescued a kayaker who fell out of his kayak while paddling towards the Columbia River near Hammond, Oregon, Sunday. A Coast Guard Sector Columbia River MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter crew successfully lifted the man from the piling and ferried him to shore where he was met by local emergency medical services and released on site. Coast Guard Sector Columbia River watchstanders...

Coast Guard rescues 3 fishermen at mouth of Columbia River

Coast Guard rescues 3 fishermen at mouth of Columbia River
WARRENTON, Ore. – The Coast Guard rescued three commercial fishermen after their vessel began taking on water at the mouth of the Columbia River early Sunday morning. Boat crews aboard 47-foot motor life boats, from Coast Guard Station Cape Disappointment in Ilwaco, Washington, assisted in dewatering the vessel and safely towing it into Skipanon Marina. Watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector Columbia...

Coast Guard Station Cape Disappointment pays tribute to lost Coast Guardsmen, mariners

Coast Guard Station Cape Disappointment pays tribute to lost Coast Guardsmen, mariners
WARRENTON, Ore. — The Coast Guard hosted a memorial service, Saturday, at Coast Guard Station Cape Disappointment in Ilwaco, Washington, in tribute to Coast Guardsmen and mariners who lost their lives during seven separate tragic accidents in the Pacific Northwest. Approximately 150 family, friends, former and current Coast Guardsmen and fellow mariners participated or attended the short ceremony,...

Coast Guard to hold annual memorial ceremony in Ilwaco, Wash.

Coast Guard to hold annual memorial ceremony in Ilwaco, Wash.
Members of Coast Guard Station Cape Disappointment prepare for the 21-gun salute during lasta years memorial ceremony at Coast Guard Station Cape Disappointment (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Jonathan Klingenberg) ILWACO, Wash. — The Coast Guard is scheduled to host a memorial service, Saturday, at the Lewis and Clark Interpretive Center in tribute to Coast Guardsmen and mariners...