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 assist boat taking on water just across the U.S., Canada border

Coast Guard assist boat taking on water just across the U.S., Canada border
Coast Guard 45-foot Response Boat-Medium file photo BELLINGHAM, Wash. — The Coast Guard assisted two boaters whose boat started taking on water in Canadian Waters near Boundary Pass, Saturday afternoon. Joint Coast Guard and Royal Canadian Mounted Police boat crews aboard two Coast Guard 45-foot Response Boat-Mediums from Coast Guard Station Bellingham and Coast Guard Station Port Angeles assisted...

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, partner agencies assist injured man from sailing vessel south of Lopez Island, Wash.

Coast Guard, partner agencies assist injured man from sailing vessel south of Lopez Island, Wash.
45-foot Response Boat – Medium (U.S. Coast Guard File photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Matthew S. Masaschi) SEATTLE — Coast Guard, locals and emergency response personnel assisted an injured man aboard a 35-foot sailing vessel off Lopez Island, Thursday. Responders aboard the Sentinel, 38-foot public safety boat from the San Juan Island County Sheriff’s Department, transported the 58-year-old...

Coast Guard assists in rescue of 40 kids, 6 adults stranded at Camp David on Crescent Lake, Wash.

Coast Guard assists in rescue of 40 kids, 6 adults stranded at Camp David on Crescent Lake, Wash.
A Coast Guard Station Port Angeles boatcrew assisted in the rescue of 40 kids and six adults who were stranded at Camp David on Lake Crescent, Oct. 14, 2016.  U.S. Coast Guard photo. SEATTLE — A Coast Guard Station Port Angeles boatcrew assisted in the rescue of 40 kids and six adults who were stranded at Camp David on Lake Crescent, Friday. Coast Guard crewmembers aboard a 29-foot Response Boat-Small...

Coast Guard Station Port Angeles boatcrew rescues 2 near Port Angeles, Wash

Coast Guard Station Port Angeles boatcrew rescues 2 near Port Angeles, Wash
SEATTLE — A boatcrew from Coast Guard Station Port Angeles rescued two people from a 49-foot sailboat beset by weather about one mile east of the New Dungeness Lighthouse, Tuesday afternoon. A 40-year-old man and 26-year-old woman, both wearing life jackets and reportedly exhibiting signs of seasickness and hypothermia, were transferred to EMS at John Wayne Marina in Port Angeles at about 12:50...

Coast Guard crews rescue man near Sequim, Wash.

Coast Guard crews rescue man near Sequim, Wash.
SEATTLE — A Coast Guard helicopter crew rescued a 74-year-old man who had gone missing in the water off Sequim, Saturday. The MH-65 helicopter crew, from Coast Guard Air Station Port Angeles, located and hoisted the man from the water, and safely transferred him to medical personnel at Olympic Medical Center in Port Angeles. Coast Guard Sector Puget Sound watchstanders received a report from the...

Coast Guard suspends search for missing cruise ship passenger off Protection Island, Wash

Coast Guard suspends search for missing cruise ship passenger off Protection Island, Wash
SEATTLE — The Coast Guard suspended the active search for a missing cruise ship passenger northwest of Protection Island in the Strait of Juan de Fuca, at 6:10 p.m., Monday “We would like to extend our deepest sympathies to those affected, however, despite our best efforts we have been unable to locate the missing passenger,” said Eric Cookson, a command duty officer at Coast Guard Sector Puget...

Coast Guard crews search for cruise ship passenger off Protection Island, Wash.

Coast Guard crews search for cruise ship passenger off Protection Island, Wash.
SEATTLE — Coast Guard crews are searching for a cruise ship passenger northwest of Protection Island in the Strait of Juan de Fuca, Monday. Crews from Coast Guard  Air Station Port Angeles, Coast Guard Cutter Blueshark, Coast Guard Cutter Wahoo and Station Port Angeles are conducting a search of the area. Sector Puget Sound watchstanders received a call around 10:55 a.m. from a Holland America...