Coast Guard Cutter Steadfast returns home after 57-day counter-narcotics patrol

Coast Guard Cutter Steadfast returns home after 57-day counter-narcotics patrol
Coast Guard Cutter Steadfast (WMEC 623) crews search a suspected drug smuggling vessel Sept. 9, 2020, while patrolling international waters of the Eastern Pacific Ocean.  U.S. Coast Guard photo. ASTORIA, Ore. — The crew aboard the Coast Guard Cutter Steadfast (WMEC 623) returned home Sunday following a 57-day counter-narcotics patrol to the Eastern Pacific Ocean. Steadfast travelled more than 10,000...

Coast Guard to hold memorial service for local helicopter crew

Coast Guard to hold memorial service for local helicopter crew
The CG-6549 Memorial at Coast Guard Sector Humboldt Bay.   (U.S. Coast Guard photo) MCKINLEYVILLE, Calif. — The Coast Guard honors the sacrifice of four crewmembers lost at sea in 1997 off the coast of Cape Mendocino, with a live stream scheduled Monday at Coast Guard Sector Humboldt. The public is invited to observe the memorial on the Sector Humboldt Bay Facebook page, which is scheduled for 8:15...

Coast Guard airlifts man from Loon Lake

Coast Guard airlifts man from Loon Lake
Coast Guard Air Station North Bend MH-65 Dolphin helicopter file photo courtesy of Sector North Bend. NORTH BEND, Ore. – A Coast Guard helicopter crew airlifted a 65-year-old man Friday stranded near Loon Lake. The man had been reported missing Wednesday but was located by a Douglas County search and rescue team Friday morning. The Oregon search and rescue coordinator contacted the Coast Guard for...

Coast Guard completes 5-hr tow of fishing vessel offshore Yachats, Ore

Coast Guard completes 5-hr tow of fishing vessel offshore Yachats, Ore
Coast Guard Motor Lifeboat Victory file photo by PA3 Kurt Fredrickson SEATTLE – A Coast Guard 47-foot Motor Lifeboat crew towed a disabled 52-foot commercial fishing vessel Tuesday night across the Yaquina Bay Bar approximately 2.5 miles northwest of Yachats, Oregon. Watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector North Bend received a report at 12:57 p.m. Tuesday that the fishing vessel Pacific Cloud with...

Coast Guard suspends search for missing Oregon man

Coast Guard suspends search for missing Oregon man
Coast Guard MH-65 Dolphin helicopter file photo BROOKINGS, Ore. — The Coast Guard has suspended its search for a 59-year-old-man after more than 22 hours of combined searches in the vicinity of Brookings. Missing is Dan VanCleave. Coast Guard Sector North Bend coordinated 14 combined searches, which were conducted by an MH-65 Dolphin helicopter aircrew from Coast Guard Air Station North Bend, an...

Coast Guard Cutter Mellon returns after 80-day Canada, U.S. patrol of Pacific Ocean

Coast Guard Cutter Mellon returns after 80-day Canada, U.S. patrol of Pacific Ocean
A boarding team aboard an over-the-horizon cutter boat from Coast Guard Cutter Mellon transits toward a fishing vessel to conduct an at-sea boarding in the North Pacific Ocean, Aug. 13, 2019. U.S. Coast Guard courtesy photo by Coast Guard Cutter Mellon. SEATTLE — The crew of U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Mellon (WHEC 717), including two Canadian fishery officers, returned to their homeport of Seattle Sunday...

Coast Guard patrols North Pacific in support of international fisheries

Coast Guard patrols North Pacific in support of international fisheries
A boarding team aboard an over-the-horizon cutter boat from Coast Guard Cutter Mellon (WHEC-717) transits toward a fishing vessel to conduct an at-sea boarding in the North Pacific Ocean, Aug. 13, 2019. Mellon is patrolling in support of Operation North Pacific Guard (NPG) 2019. U.S. Coast Guard courtesy photo by Coast Guard Cutter Mellon. JUNEAU, Alaska — The crew of Coast Guard Cutter Mellon (WHEC...

Coast Guard medevacs teen from Rogue National Forest

Coast Guard medevacs teen from Rogue National Forest
Coast Guard MH-65 Dolphin helicopter file photo SEATTLE – Coast Guard crews medevaced a teenager Thursday evening from a western Oregon forest. Watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector North Bend command center were notified at 4:15 p.m. by Curry County dispatch that a 17-year-old male had suffered a head injury after he fell from a cliff above the Rogue River near Marial, Oregon. Because the area was...

Coast Guard holds memorial for helicopter crew lost 22 years ago

Coast Guard holds memorial for helicopter crew lost 22 years ago
Coast Guard Sector Humboldt Bay crewmembers gather to honor and remember the crew of CG-6549, June 7, 2019, who were lost on June 8, 1997 in an effort to rescue mariners in distress approximately 60 miles West of Cape Mendocino, California. (U.S. Coast Guard photo) MCKINLEYVILLE, Calif. — The Coast Guard honored the sacrifice of four crewmembers lost at sea in 1997 off the coast of Cape Mendocino,...