Coast Guard vessel capsizes near 36th Street pier in Astoria

Coast Guard vessel capsizes near 36th Street pier in Astoria
Coast Guard AtoN Team Astoria 26-foot Trailerable Aids to Navigation Boat file photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Trevor Lilburn. ASTORIA, Ore. — A Coast Guard Aids to Navigation Team Astoria 26-foot Trailerable Aids to Navigation Boat capsized Saturday with four crew members aboard near Pier 39 in Astoria. Four Coast Guardsmen were aboard the vessel conducting routine operations when the capsizing...

Coast Guard Sector Columbia River hosts Columbia River Steamship Operators Association

Coast Guard Sector Columbia River hosts Columbia River Steamship Operators Association
Personnel from Coast Guard Sector Columbia River and members of the Columbia River Steamship Operators Association gather together during the CRSOA’s tour of Sector Columbia River facilities, Nov. 17, 2015. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 1st Class Levi Read) WARRENTON, Ore. — Coast Guard Sector Columbia River, in Warrenton, hosted members of the Columbia River Steamship Operators’...

Marking hidden danger: Coast Guard Aids to Navigation Team Astoria, Ore., keeps mariners clear of hazards

Marking hidden danger: Coast Guard Aids to Navigation Team Astoria, Ore., keeps mariners clear of hazards
by Cmdr. Nevada Smith, Chief Petty Officer Kevin Bentle and Petty Officer 3rd Class Nate Littlejohn ASTORIA, Ore. — Coast Guard helicopters in the skies above and Coast Guard cutters in the Columbia River below provide a highly visible Coast Guard presence. Just ten miles upriver from the mouth of the Columbia River and the famous Coast Guard Station Cape Disappointment in Ilwaco, Wash., a lesser-known...

Aids to Navigation Team Astoria wins second consecutive Sumner I. Kimball Readiness Award

Aids to Navigation Team Astoria wins second consecutive Sumner I. Kimball Readiness Award
ASTORIA, Ore. — Coast Guard Aids to Navigation Team Astoria received the Sumner I. Kimball award for excellence Friday. The award recognizes excellence in operational readiness and vessel condition. It is awarded by Coast Guard Headquarters’ Office of Boat Forces after a thorough inspection of Coast Guard units to determine if crews are meeting the high standards of the service. Those units,...