Coast Guard suspends search for 9 missing in float plane crash

Coast Guard suspends search for 9 missing in float plane crash
Coast Guard Air Station Sacramento C-27J Spartan file photo by Lt. Scott Handlin SEATTLE – The Coast Guard has suspended active searches at 12:00 p.m. Monday for the missing individuals from the crash of a floatplane in Mutiny Bay off Whidbey Island pending further developments. Shortly after 3:30 p.m. on Sunday, watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector Puget Sound were notified that a float plane...

Coast Guard responds to crashed plane in Mutiny Bay, WA

Coast Guard responds to crashed plane in Mutiny Bay, WA
Coast Guard Air Station Sacramento C-27J Spartan file photo by Lt. Scott Handlin SEATTLE – The Coast Guard is responding to a report of a plane that crashed Sunday afternoon in Mutiny Bay west of Whidbey Island. Wacthstanders at the Coast Guard Sector Puget Sound Command Center received a report at 3:11 p.m. (Pacific Standard Time) that a float plane crashed with nine adults and one child aboard....

Coast Guard responds to pollution after vessel sinks off San Juan Island

Coast Guard responds to pollution after vessel sinks off San Juan Island
SEATTLE — The Coast Guard is responding to a pollution incident off San Juan Island, Washington, after the 49-foot commercial fishing vessel Aleutian Isle sank Saturday near Sunset Point with an estimated 2,600 gallons of diesel and oil on board. All five crewmembers were rescued by a Good Samaritan as the vessel sank. At approximately 2 p.m., watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector Puget Sound received...

Coast Guard rescues injured hiker near Cape Johnson, WA

Coast Guard rescues injured hiker near Cape Johnson, WA
Air Station Port Angeles MH-65 Dolphin helicopter file photo by Chief Petty Officer David Mosley SEATTLE — The Coast Guard rescued an injured hiker from the beach near Cape Johnson in Olympic National Park Monday afternoon. At 1:50 p.m., Coast Guard Sector Puget Sound watchstanders received a call from the Air Force Rescue Coordination Center relaying park rangers’ request for assistance in...

Coast Guard to participate in Seattle Fleet Week and Seafair events

Coast Guard to participate in Seattle Fleet Week and Seafair events
A rescue basket is dropped from a Coast Guard MH-65E Dolphin helicopter to the deck of a 45-foot Response Boat-Medium while conducting a search and rescue demonstration in Elliott Bay near Seattle, Washington, Aug. 5, 2021.  (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer Steve Strohmaier) SEATTLE — Coast Guard crews are scheduled to participate in multiple events throughout the Seattle area for the...

Coast Guard Air Station Port Angeles welcomes new commanding officer

Coast Guard Air Station Port Angeles welcomes new commanding officer
Rear Adm. Mel Bouboulis (middle) stands with Cmdr. Joan Snaith and Cmdr. Brent Schmadeke during a change of command ceremony held at Coast Guard Air Station Port Angeles on June 30, 2022. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer Steve Strohmaier) SEATTLE — Cmdr. Brent Schmadeke relieved Cmdr. Joan Snaith as the commanding officer of Coast Guard Air Station Port Angeles during a change of command...

Coast Guard, Navy host international exercise with Royal Canadian Navy

Coast Guard, Navy host international exercise with Royal Canadian Navy
U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Blue Shark [WPB 87360] and U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Osprey [WPB 87307] flank HMCS Saskatoon and HMCS Yellowknife from the Royal Canadian Navy during a joint exercise in the Salish Sea on Feb. 17, 2022. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Steve Strohmaier)SEATTLE — The U.S. Coast Guard, U.S. Navy, and Royal Canadian Navy concluded a two-day joint exercise on Feb....

Coast Guard, locals perform mass rescue in Deception Pass, WA

Coast Guard, locals perform mass rescue in Deception Pass, WA
Coast Guard Cutter Adelie and a 45-foot Response Boat-Medium from Station Bellingham transit near Deception Pass, Washington, Dec. 11, 2021.  (U.S. Coast Guard photo)SEATTLE – The Coast Guard and multiple local responders rescued more than 20 people from the water in Deception Pass Saturday morning during a scheduled marine event organized by a local paddlecraft organization. At approximately 9:30...

Coast Guard aids rescue of 10 adults, 4 children near Forks, WA

Coast Guard aids rescue of 10 adults, 4 children near Forks, WA
A Coast Guard rescue swimmer escorts multiple people who were evacuated from their residences during a flood near Forks, WA, Monday, Nov. 15.  (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Sector Columbia River) FORKS, Wash. – The Coast Guard aided in the rescue of 10 people and four children Monday from a flooding residential area near Forks. At approximately 8 a.m., Clallam County first responders requested Coast...