Coast Guard keeps busy during first week of Dungeness crab season

Coast Guard keeps busy during first week of Dungeness crab season
A Station Grays Harbor coxswain aboard a 47-foot motor lifeboat adjusts throttles while alongside a disabled commercial fishing vessel off Copalis Head, WA, Friday, Dec. 3. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Station Grays Harbor) SEATTLE — Coast Guard crews across the Pacific Northwest have towed 10 disabled or distressed commercial fishing vessels back to port in the first week of the Dungeness crab season...

Coast Guard urges safety for upcoming Dungeness crab season

Coast Guard urges safety for upcoming Dungeness crab season
A 47-foot Motor Lifeboat from Coast Guard Station Cape Disappointment prepares to enter the surf zone off the Washington Coast. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer Steve Strohmaier) SEATTLE — The Coast Guard urges commercial fishermen to ensure vessel safety to prevent maritime emergencies before the opening of the commercial Dungeness crab season scheduled to begin Sunday with the Pre-Soak. Marine...