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...

Coast Guard, local responders search for man in the water in Shilshole Bay, Wash.

Coast Guard, local responders search for man in the water in Shilshole Bay, Wash.
A 14-foot skiff is found unmanned and adrift by a good Samaritan after having spotted a man on the vessel 30 minutes prior in Shilshole Bay, Wash., Oct 28, 2016. Photo courtesy of good Samaritan. SEATTLE — Coast Guard crews and local responders are searching for a man last seen aboard a 14-foot skiff west of the Shillshole Bay Marina, Wash., Friday. A 45-foot Response Boat-Medium crew from Coast...

Coast Guard keeps watch during Seattle’s Seafair weekend

Coast Guard keeps watch during Seattle’s Seafair weekend
Coast Guard boat crews from Maritime Safety and Security Team 91101 in Seattle and Maritime Force Protection Unit Bangor detain a woman on Lake Washington during Seafair 2016. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 1st Class Zac Crawford. SEATTLE — During the 67th annual Seafair, Coast Guard crews from around the Seattle area, in conjunction with local law enforcement, processed 25 different...

Coast Guard to participate in and protect Seattle Seafair events

Coast Guard to participate in and protect Seattle Seafair events
SEATTLE — Coast Guard crews are scheduled to participate in multiple Seattle Seafair Festival events during the annual Fleet Week, while also conducting security and safety patrols in Elliott Bay along Seattle’s waterfront and on Lake Washington. The crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Active, a 210-foot Medium Endurance Cutter homeported in Port Angeles, along with the U.S. Navy amphibious assault...