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...

Coast Guards respond to container vessel that lost 40 containers

Coast Guards respond to container vessel that lost 40 containers
Shown is one of 35 containers that a U.S. Coast Guard Air Station Port Angeles MH-65 Dolphin located that container ship, Zim Kingston, lost in the water of the Strait of Juan de Fuca, Friday, Oct. 22, 2021.  (U.S. Coast Guard courtesy photo) SEATTLE – The U.S. Coast Guard and Canadian Coast Guard responded to a container vessel that lost 40 containers during heavy weather Friday 40 miles from...

Coast Guard, good Samaritan crew rescue 3 near Cape Flattery, WA

Coast Guard, good Samaritan crew rescue 3 near Cape Flattery, WA
Coast Guard Cutter Steadfast file photo by Petty Officer 1st Class Levi Read. SEATTLE — The Coast Guard and a good Samaritan vessel crew rescued three people aboard a 48-foot fishing vessel taking on water Friday one mile north of Tatoosh Island near Cape Flattery. Watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector Puget Sound command center received a report at 1:15 a.m. Friday that the 48-foot commercial...

Suspect pleads guilty to 2016 laser strike on Coast Guard aircrew

Suspect pleads guilty to 2016 laser strike on Coast Guard aircrew
SEATTLE — A Port Angeles-area man pleaded guilty Monday at the U.S. District Court in Tacoma for aiming a laser pointer at a Coast Guard Air Station Port Angeles aircrew in 2016. Randall Muck, 35, pleaded guilty to the lesser offense of assault on a federal officer under Title 18 U.S. Code Section 111a. Muck was sentenced to 90 days of home confinement with electronic monitoring, one year of probation...

Coast Guard rescues hiker from ravine in Olympic National Park

Coast Guard rescues hiker from ravine in Olympic National Park
Coast Guard Air Station Astoria MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter file photo courtesy of Grays County Fire Department SEATTLE — The Coast Guard rescued a missing hiker from a ravine late Sunday near Six Mile trail in the southeast area of Olympic National Park. Rescued was Jerren Fisher, 26. Fisher entered the park on Sept. 8 and was missing for a week. An Olympic National Park search and rescue team located...

Coast Guard medevacs hiker fallen from cliffs near Taylor Point, WA

Coast Guard medevacs hiker fallen from cliffs near Taylor Point, WA
Air Station Port Angeles MH-65 Dolphin helicopter file photo by Chief Petty Officer David Mosley LA PUSH, Wash. — The Coast Guard medevaced an injured hiker Wednesday morning from the beach between Taylor Point and Scotts Bluff on the west coast of Olympic National Park. The 21-year-old male had reportedly fallen from a nearby cliff Tuesday evening, leaving him unable to walk and stranded overnight. At...

Coast Guard to conduct maritime security exercise off Port Angeles, WA

Coast Guard to conduct maritime security exercise off Port Angeles, WA
SEATTLE — The Coast Guard will be conducting a maritime security exercise Tuesday evening approximately 25 miles west of Port Angeles offshore. The exercise will simulate the boarding of a non-compliant fishing vessel to apprehend persons of interest suspected of transporting toxic industrial chemicals and military-grade weapons into Puget Sound. Units involved in the exercise: Coast Guard Maritime...