Coast Guard units from Oregon and Washington assist disabled fishing vessel

Coast Guard units from Oregon and Washington assist disabled fishing vessel
SEATTLE — Crewmembers aboard two 47-foot Motor Life Boats from Coast Guard Station Grays Harbor, in Westport, Wash., and the Coast Guard Cutter Fir, a 225-foot Seagoing Buoytender homeported in Astoria, Ore., assisted the disabled fishing vessel Lady Law, a 75-foot commercial fishing vessel, in the Pacific Ocean near Copalis Beach, Wash., Wednesday. There were no reports of injuries or pollution. “Having...

Coast Guard Cutter Fir hosts sixth grade students in Astoria, Oregon

Coast Guard Cutter Fir hosts sixth grade students in Astoria, Oregon
ASTORIA, Ore. — The Coast Guard and Columbia River Maritime Museum in Astoria continued the Adopt-a-Ship program at Tongue Point, Thursday, Feb. 21, 2013 by hosting two sixth grade classes from Hilda Lahti Elementary School in Knappa, Ore., aboard Cutter Fir. Students toured the cutter and learned about many of the unique challenges that come with working and living aboard a buoy tending vessel. Students...

Coast Guard, contractor locate sunken fishing vessel Lady Cecilia

Coast Guard, contractor locate sunken fishing vessel Lady Cecilia
SEATTLE — The Coast Guard and a maritime salvage company located the sunken fishing vessel Lady Cecilia, Sunday, approximately 20 miles off Point Ledbetter near Willapa Bay, Wash. The Lady Cecilia and its crew of four were lost at sea in March 2012 after no distress signals or mayday calls were made. A Formal Board of Investigation into the cause of the accident commenced in April. The Coast Guard...

Cutter Fir to return to homeport after deployment in support of Deepwater Horizon

USCG file photoSEATTLE – Coast Guard Cutter Fir, a 225-foot seagoing buoy tender, returns to homeport in Astoria, Ore., after a four-month deployment in support of Deepwater Horizon in the Gulf of Mexico. Fir is scheduled to return to Coast Guard Base Tongue Point in Astoria, Friday, 1:30 p.m. Fir was one of eight 225-foot buoy tenders to participate in Deepwater Horizon operations along with...