Coast Guard member to receive national recognition for at sea rescue

Coast Guard member to receive national recognition for at sea rescue
Petty Officer 2nd Class Jacob Hylkema U.S. Coast Guard photo SEATTLE — The Coast Guard announced Wednesday that the Association for Rescue at Sea has selected Petty Officer 2nd Class Jacob Hylkema, a boatswain’s mate at Coast Guard Station Grays Harbor, to receive the 2016 AFRAS Gold Medal. The AFRAS Gold Medal is awarded annually to a Coast Guard enlisted member who exhibited exceptional courage...

Coast Guard aids mariner after vessel hits object, sinks off southern Washington coast

Coast Guard aids mariner after vessel hits object, sinks off southern Washington coast
One of two sheens potentially from the 45-foot pleasure yacht Sea Crest is spotted on the water the morning after the vessel sank 9 miles off Leadbetter Point State Park, Wash., July 28, 2017. Coast Guard photo courtesy of Lt. Cmdr. James Gibson. WARRENTON, Ore. — Coast Guard crews aided a 67-year-old mariner after his yacht collided with an unknown object and sank 9 miles off Leadbetter Point State...

150 gallons of diesel pumped off sunken vessel in Hoquaim River

150 gallons of diesel pumped off sunken vessel in Hoquaim River
Responders from Global Diving and Salvage, a Coast Guard contracted company, places containment boom around the sunken fishing vessel Donna, which sank in the Hoquiam River near Hoquiam, Wash., July 5, 2017. U.S. Coast Guard photo courtesy Sector Columbia River. WARRENTON, Ore. – The Coast Guard and Washington Department of Ecology responders oversaw the removal of an estimated 150 gallons of diesel...

Off duty Coast Guardsmen rescues kayaker near Grays Harbor, Wash.

Off duty Coast Guardsmen rescues kayaker near Grays Harbor, Wash.
WARRENTON, Ore. – An off duty Coast Guardsmen rescued a kayaker beset by weather near Grays Harbor, Washington, Saturday. The kayaker was recovered from the Coast Guard Station Grays Harbor Petty Officer, who was underway on a nearby boat, and transferred to shore without further medical concerns. Coast Guard Sector Columbia River watchstanders received the report of the kayaker in destress from...

Coast Guard responds to sunken vessel in Westport, Wash

Coast Guard responds to sunken vessel in Westport, Wash
Washington State Department of Ecology personnel deploy boom around the 41-foot vessel Charlotte after it sunk at the Westport Marina in Westport, Wash., Nov. 25, 2016. U.S. Coast Guard photo courtesy of  Coast Guard Sector Columbia River. WESTPORT, Wash. — Coast Guard and Washington State Department of Ecology crews responded to a 41-foot vessel that sank at the Westport Marina, Friday. Coast...

Coast Guard assists tug and barge past fast-moving ebb tide near Westport, Wash.

Coast Guard assists tug and barge past fast-moving ebb tide near Westport, Wash.
WESTPORT, Wash. — A Coast Guard boatcrew assisted a tug and barge past fast-moving ebb tide conditions near West Haven Marina preventing a barge from running aground, Thursday evening. A boatcrew aboard a 47-foot Motor Life Boat from Coast Guard Station Grays Harbor towed while the tug pushed the barge to safety within the West Haven Marina. Watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector Columbia River in...

Coast Guard rescues fisherman near Westport Marina in Grays Harbor, Wash.

Coast Guard rescues fisherman near Westport Marina in Grays Harbor, Wash.
The Pacific Rim, a 60-foot commercial fishing vessel homeported in Westport, Wash., lies partially submerged near the Westport Marina in Grays Harbor, Oct. 23, 2016.  U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Robert Beresh. WESTPORT, Wash. — The Coast Guard rescued a commercial fisherman after the fishing vessel Pacific Rim hit a submerged object just outside the Westport Marina and began...

Coast Guard rescues 5 fishermen from sinking vessel near Grays Harbor, Wash.

Coast Guard rescues 5 fishermen from sinking vessel near Grays Harbor, Wash.
Coast Guard Station Grays Harbor 52-foot motor life boat Invincible crew returns to port after rescuing five fishermen off of their fishing vessel Taplow which sank 29 miles southwest of Grays Harbor, Wash., Oct. 7, 2016. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Chief Petty Officer Casey McDonald. WARRENTON, Ore. — The Coast Guard rescued five fishermen from the 56-foot commercial fishing vessel Taplow which began...

Coast Guard rescues mariners who abandoned ship off Washington Coast

Coast Guard rescues mariners who abandoned ship off Washington Coast
WARRENTON, Ore. — The Coast Guard urges boaters to be prepared and stay safe for another wave of storms after two sailing incidents occurred last night forcing four people to abandon ship off the Washington coast in over 20-foot seas and winds gusting up to 50 mph. In both cases the people on board were able to don survival suits and get into the water where they were picked up by Coast Guard Station...