Cutter Active returns to Port Angeles, $87 million worth of cocaine seized

Cutter Active returns to Port Angeles, $87 million worth of cocaine seized
An aircrew and a MH-65 Dolphin helicopter from Air Station Port Angeles prepares to land on the Coast Guard Cutter Active’s flight deck during a counter-drug patrol in the Eastern Pacific Ocean. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Joshua Wood. PORT ANGELES, Wash. — Coast Guard Cutter Active returned home Friday following a 50-day counter-drug deployment to the Eastern Pacific Ocean. The...

Rescuers continue search for missing orca J50

Rescuers continue search for missing orca J50
SEATTLE – Coast Guard personnel are assisting members of NOAA’s Fisheries Service in the search for the missing Southern Resident killer whale, J50. An intense search effort was launched Thursday in which a helicopter crew from Coast Guard Air Station Port Angeles, several NOAA researchers in separate boats and multiple whale watching vessels and organizations searched for the 31/2-year-old...

Coast Guard medically evacuates 61-year-old from Friday Harbor, Washington

Coast Guard medically evacuates 61-year-old from Friday Harbor, Washington
Coast Guard Air Station Port Angeles MH-65 Dolphin helicopter file photo by Chief Petty Officer David Mosley SEATTLE – A Coast Guard aircrew medically evacuated a male reportedly suffering from a heart attack while at the Peace Island Medical Center near Friday Harbor, Sunday morning. Due to inclement weather conditions and the inability of commercial medical transport services to operate in...

Coast Guard aircrew medevacs injured woman on Sucia Island, Washington

Coast Guard aircrew medevacs injured woman on Sucia Island, Washington
Air Station Port Angeles MH-65 Dolphin helicopter file photo by Chief Petty Officer David Mosley SEATTLE — A Coast Guard aircrew medically evacuated a 69-year-old woman from Sucia Island, Washington, Wednesday afternoon, after she reportedly dislocated her hip while hiking. An aircrew aboard an MH-65 Dolphin helicopter from Coast Guard Air Station Port Angeles, transported the woman from Sucia Island...

Coast Guard aircrew medevacs 2 near Friday Harbor, Washington

Coast Guard aircrew medevacs 2 near Friday Harbor, Washington
Air Station Port Angeles MH-65 Dolphin helicopter file photo by Chief Petty Officer David Mosley SEATTLE – A Coast Guard aircrew medically evacuated two boaters from Friday Harbor, Sunday night, after they sustained severe injuries when their vessel ran aground. The Coast Guard Air Station Port Angeles aircrew, aboard an MH-65 Dolphin helicopter, transported the two from Friday Harbor to Harbor...

Coast Guard recovers cruise ship passenger near the Strait of Juan de Fuca

Coast Guard recovers cruise ship passenger near the Strait of Juan de Fuca
A Coast Guard helicopter aircrew from Air Station Port Angeles transfers an unresponsive individual to local Emergency Medical Service personnel after recovering him the water near the Strait of Juan de Fuca on July 10, 2018.  (U.S. Coast Guard photo.) SEATTLE — A Coast Guard helicopter rescue crew recovered an unresponsive individual from the water near the Strait of Juan de Fuca this afternoon,...

Coast Guard aircrews rescue 4, medevac 1 during separate cases in northern Washington

Coast Guard aircrews rescue 4, medevac 1 during separate cases in northern Washington
Petty Officers 3rd Class Jordan Harlacher and Matthew Boyd, both 45-foot Response Boat-Medium crewmembers, from Station Bellingham, prepare to transfer an injured woman off a sailing vessel that ran aground near Sucia Island with the help of an aviation survival technician from Air Station Port Angeles, July 2, 2018. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 1st Class Christopher Tyrkala. SEATTLE –...

Coast Guard, lifejacket save canoeist life near Dosewallips State Park

Coast Guard, lifejacket save canoeist life near Dosewallips State Park
26 foot Trailerable Aids to Navigation Boat file photo SEATTLE — The Coast Guard rescued a man wearing a life jacket near Dabob Bay in Dosewallips State Park, Thursday afternoon, after he and another canoeist capsized their canoe. A Coast Guard Aids to Navigation Team  Seattle rescued the 50-year-old man, who was conscious but suffering from symptoms related to hypothermia after an aircrew aboard...

Coast Guard finds two divers reported missing in San Juan Islands

Coast Guard finds two divers reported missing in San Juan Islands
Coast Guard 45-foot Response Boat-Medium file photo SEATTLE — A Coast Guard aircrew located a father and son diving pair after the divers became separated from their dive boat while diving near the San Juan Islands, Thursday. The father and son divers, ages 46 and 18 respectively and from Forest Grove, Oregon, were located safe on land and were transported back to their dive boat and reunited with...