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...

Coast Guard assists CBP seize meth worth $1.7 million near Port Angeles

Coast Guard assists CBP seize meth worth $1.7 million near Port Angeles
SEATTLE — The Coast Guard assisted U.S. Customs and Border Protection agents with the seizure of a significant amount of methamphetamine west of Port Angeles during a joint interagency operation. After receiving information that suspicious bags were observed near the beach on Apr. 11, a Border Patrol agent arrived and deployed his K-9 partner. The Border Patrol K-9 led the agent to multiple bags...

Coast Guard rescues father and son near Fairhaven, Wash.

Coast Guard rescues father and son near Fairhaven, Wash.
Air Station Port Angeles MH-65 Dolphin helicopter file photo by Chief Petty Officer David Mosley SEATTLE — A Coast Guard aircrew rescued two mariners who went missing in separate small craft in the water off Fairhaven, Thursday night. An MH-65 Dolphin helicopter crew from Coast Guard Air Station Port Angeles located the missing father and son in shallow-water mud flats and transported them to emergency...

Coast Guard issues violations, stresses water safety before record heat wave hits Washington

Coast Guard issues violations, stresses water safety before record heat wave hits Washington
Key pieces of boating safety equipment, including a lifejacket, a first aid kit, a fire extinguisher, pyrotechnics and other visual distress signals, a fog horn and a life ring. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Seaman Sarah Wilson) SEATTLE — The Coast Guard responded to three separate reports of disabled and adrift vessels in Washington, Friday afternoon, rescuing a total of eight adults and three...

Coast Guard Station Yaquina Bay has busy weekend highlighted by 2 long-distance tows

Coast Guard Station Yaquina Bay has busy weekend highlighted by 2 long-distance tows
CAPE DISAPPOINTMENT, Wash. – The Coast Guard 52-foot motor lifeboat Victory on patrol passes the Cape Disappointment lighthouse Feb. 13, 2003. USCG photo by PA3 Kurt Fredrickson NEWPORT, Ore. — Operating a 47-foot Motor Lifeboat and the 52-foot Motor Lifeboat Victory, the crew of Coast Guard Station Yaquina Bay and the crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Blue Shark totaled  40 hours of underway...

Coast Guard suspends search for master of Sea Beast near Quillayute River

Coast Guard suspends search for master of Sea Beast near Quillayute River
SEATTLE — The Coast Guard has suspended the search for the master of the 52-foot fishing vessel Sea Beast after more than 17 hours of searching near Quillayute River, Wash., Sunday. The search was suspended at approximately 9:30 p.m. and covered more than 498 miles around the target area. Twelve individual searches were conducted by Coast Guard assets including a Coast Guard Station Quillayute...

Coast Guard rescues 3 fishermen from capsized vessel, searching for master near Quillayute River, Wash.

Coast Guard rescues 3 fishermen from capsized vessel, searching for master near Quillayute River, Wash.
SEATTLE — The Coast Guard rescued three fishermen and is currently searching for the master of a 52-foot fishing vessel Sea Beast after it reportedly took on water, capsized and subsequently sank 14 miles offshore of Quillayute River, Sunday. A Coast Guard Station Quillayute River 47-foot Motor Life Boat crew, an MH-65 Dolphin helicopter crew from Coast Guard Air Station Port Angeles and the crew...

Coast Guard terminates 2 voyages for safety in northern Washington

Coast Guard terminates 2 voyages for safety in northern Washington
SEATTLE — Coast Guard crews operating in Rosario Strait and the Strait of Juan de Fuca terminated the voyages of two commercial fishing vessels for safety gear concerns in the past 36 hours. Both vessels were safely escorted to port and will remain in port until commercial fishing vessel examiners from Coast Guard Sector Puget Sound, in Seattle, verify safety deficiencies have been corrected. The...

Coast Guard recovers boat of missing Canadian off Washington coast

Coast Guard recovers boat of missing Canadian off Washington coast
SEATTLE — A boatcrew from Coast Guard Station Grays Harbor in Westport, Washington, recovered an unmanned boat about five miles northwest of Ocean Shores, Washington, Thursday. The 16-foot non-motorized boat is believed to be that of Paul Clark, a 69-year-old Canadian citizen who left Prince Rupert, British Columbia, earlier this month on a solo sailing trip to Port Hardy, British Columbia. Clark...