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...

Coast Guard Cutter Blue Shark gets new commanding officer

Coast Guard Cutter Blue Shark gets new commanding officer
EVERETT, Wash. – Lt. j.g. Elizabeth Kates assumed the duties and responsibilities as commanding officer of Coast Guard Cutter Blue Shark from Lt. Nathan Wojcik, the Blue Shark’s previous commanding officer, during a change-of-command ceremony at Naval Station Everett, July 17, 2013. The change-of-command ceremony was presided over by Capt. Scott Ferguson, commander of Coast Guard Sector Puget...