Coast Guard issues violations, stresses water safety before record heat wave hits Washington

Coast Guard issues violations, stresses water safety before record heat wave hits Washington
Key pieces of boating safety equipment, including a lifejacket, a first aid kit, a fire extinguisher, pyrotechnics and other visual distress signals, a fog horn and a life ring. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Seaman Sarah Wilson) SEATTLE — The Coast Guard responded to three separate reports of disabled and adrift vessels in Washington, Friday afternoon, rescuing a total of eight adults and three...

Prepared kayaker survives distress situation in Puget Sound near Hood Canal

Prepared kayaker survives distress situation in Puget Sound near Hood Canal
USCG File Photo SEATTLE – A prepared kayaker survived a distress situation Wednesday afternoon during a kayak trip between Brinnon and Seabeck. The kayaker was rescued by good Samaritan boaters in the area and transferred to Kitsap County Fire Department personnel on shore for evaluation. Personnel from the Washington Emergency Operations Center notified the Coast Guard of an electronic position...

Coast Guard rescues 2 people, 4 dogs from sinking vessel in Puget Sound

Coast Guard rescues 2 people, 4 dogs from sinking vessel in Puget Sound
USCG File Photo SEATTLE – The Coast Guard rescued two people and four dogs from a vessel taking on water 1.5 miles east of Point No Point in Puget Sound, Tuesday night. A Coast Guard Station Seattle crewmember plugged a hull in the vessel and used a dewatering pump to stabilize the situation before the remainder of the rescue crew towed the boat, people and pets to Edmonds Marina. Watchstanders in...

Coast Guard, partner agencies attempt to break lifejacket record to kick off National Safe Boating Week

Coast Guard, partner agencies attempt to break lifejacket record to kick off National Safe Boating Week
SEATTLE – Coast Guard Petty Officer 3rd Class Nathan Newberg is hoisted out of the water during a search-and-rescue demonstration on the Seattle waterfront. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Nathan W. Bradshaw. SEATTLE – The U.S. Coast Guard will partner with personnel from Washington State Parks and Washington State Ferries, inviting the Seattle public to help break the National...

Coast Guard responds to pollution threat after boat fire

Coast Guard responds to pollution threat after boat fire
USCG File Photo SEATTLE – Coast Guard and Washington Department of Ecology pollution responders are responding to a pollution threat caused by a boat fire that damaged two boats moored at the Shilshole Bay Marina early Saturday morning. Pollution responders from Coast Guard Sector Puget Sound and Ecology will oversee the cleanup and removal of the pollution threat in the marina after one boat sank...

Coast Guard suspends search for missing kayaker near Allyn, Wash.

Coast Guard suspends search for missing kayaker near Allyn, Wash.
OLYMPIA, Wash. — The Coast Guard suspended its search at 2:19 p.m., for Andrew W. Aldrich, a kayaker who was reported missing early Wednesday morning in North Bay in the vicinity of Case Inlet near Allyn. The Coast Guard searched 16 square miles for more than 12 hours covering 170 miles in efforts to locate Aldrich, 31, who was last seen in a yellow kayak wearing dark green Carhardt gear and no...

Coast Guard searching for missing kayaker near Allyn, Wash.

Coast Guard searching for missing kayaker near Allyn, Wash.
OLYMPIA, Wash. — The Coast Guard is searching North Bay in the vicinity of Case Inlet near Allyn, for a missing kayaker who was last seen at 11:45 p.m., Tuesday. The Coast Guard is searching for Andrew W. Aldredge, 31 , who was last seen in a yellow kayak wearing dark green Carhardt gear and no life jacket. The Coast Guard was notified of the missing man by the Mason County Sheriff’s Office...

Coast Guard to increase safety patrols of Lake Washington this weekend

Coast Guard to increase safety patrols of Lake Washington this weekend
SEATTLE — Waterway users on Lake Washington should expect to see an increased presence of Coast Guard vessels conducting safety inspections, enforcing boating-under-the-influence regulations, and ensuring charter vessels are operating legally and safely this weekend. The high volume of boating traffic during sporting events increase the need to ensure all waterway users adhere to maritime rules,...

Coast Guard suspends search for man missing in Shilshole Bay, Wash.

Coast Guard suspends search for man missing in Shilshole Bay, Wash.
SEATTLE — The Coast Guard has suspended the search at 1 p.m., Saturday, for Jerry Wayne Middleton, who was last seen aboard a 14-foot skiff in Shilshole Bay. Crews from Coast Guard Station Seattle,  Coast Guard Air Station Port Angeles, the Coast Guard Cutter Sea Lion, as well as members of the Bainbridge Island and Seattle police departments, searched the area around Middleton’s last known...