Coast Guard rescues 7 aboard yacht 25-miles off Wash. Coast

Coast Guard rescues 7 aboard yacht 25-miles off Wash. Coast
Coast Guard 47-foot Motor Lifeboat crews from Station Grays Harbor and Station Quillayute River respond to a 143-foot yacht taking on water 25-miles off the Washington Coast, May 7, 2022. (U.S. Coast Guard photo) SEATTLE — The Coast Guard rescued seven people over the weekend after the 143-foot yacht they were aboard took on water and became disabled 25-miles off the Washington coast. Watchstanders...

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 rescues man in life raft offshore Gray Harbor, WA

Coast Guard rescues man in life raft offshore Gray Harbor, WA
SEATTLE — The Coast Guard rescued a man in an emergency life raft Saturday offshore of Grays Harbor. At 11:39 a.m., Friday, watchstanders at the 13th Coast Guard District Command Center received an emergency position indicating radio beacon activation alert for the fishing vessel Ruby Lily approximately 132 miles from Grays Harbor. Watchstanders launched crews from Coast Guard Air Station Astoria,...

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...