Coast Guard medevacs man from ship near Astoria, Ore.

ASTORIA, Ore. – The Coast Guard transported an injured man from a ship anchored in the Columbia River to Astoria, Ore., Tuesday. Coast Guard Sector Columbia River received a call, at approximately 5 p.m., from the 734-foot Egyptian cargo ship EDFU, reporting a crewmember with a ruptured left eye. Coast Guard Station Cape Disappointment, in Ilwaco, Wash., launched a 47-foot motor lifeboat crew...

Coast Guard detains cargo ship for safety, security, environmental violations

ORTLAND, Ore. – Coast Guard Sector Columbia River detained a foreign freight vessel for failure to comply with international and domestic regulations regarding safety, security, and environmental protection. Early last week, while preparing to cross the Columbia River Bar, the 734-foot Egyptian cargo ship EDFU experienced a significant reduction in propulsion power. The vessel’s crew conducted...