Columbia River and Tillamook Bay bars closed due to hazardous conditions

PORTLAND, Ore. — The Coast Guard Captain of the Port, Portland, Ore., has closed the Columbia River and Tillamook Bay bars Thursday due to hazardous conditions.

Deadline for TWIC enforcement approaches quickly

PORTLAND, Ore. – Coast Guard Captain Fred Myer, the Captain of the Port of Portland, Ore., urges all maritime workers who have not yet enrolled for a Transportation Worker Identification Credential (TWIC) to apply as soon as possible.

Coast Guard Honors Tugboat Crew

SEATTLE – The crew of the Tidewater Tug Invader was honored by the Coast Guard at the Tidewater Tug and Barge Lines office in Vancouver, Wash., Tuesday. The crew, including the tug’s master Jeff Baeker, pilot Joe Daley, deck mechanics Mike Tuthill and John Hill and Army Corps of Engineers Biologist Connie Grantwere were cited for their assistance with the rescue of the sternwheeler Portland...

Coast Guard begins clean-up of former Navy LST on the Columbia River

PORTLAND – The Coast Guard, Environmental Protection Agency, Oregon Department of Environmental Quality and the Washington Department of Ecology are beginning the process of removing hazardous materials aboard a derelict vessel on the Oregon side of the Columbia River near Longview, Wash., and Rainier, Ore. Contractors working under the direction of the Coast Guard are removing oil and other...