Coast Guard Cutter Henry Blake receives new commanding officer

Coast Guard Cutter Henry Blake receives new commanding officer
Lt. Myles McCarthy salutes Lt. Joshua Branthoover as he relieves him of command  during a change of command ceremony held at Naval Station Everett, Washington, June 1, 2020. (U.S. Coast Guard photo courtesy of Cmdr. Brendan Harris) EVERETT, Wash. — The crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Henry Blake held a change of command ceremony Monday at Naval Station Everett. During the traditional military ceremony,...

Legacy of Light: New Dungeness Light guides northwest mariners

Legacy of Light: New Dungeness Light guides northwest mariners
The New Dungeness Lighthouse has guided mariners the longest natural sand spit in the United States since 1857.  U.S. Coast Guard photo. SEQUIM, Washington – The New Dungeness Lighthouse has guided mariners around the longest natural sand spit in the United States since 1857. The storied beacon has welcomed mariners into the Puget Sound since it was first lit on Dec. 14, 1857, more than 30 years...

Coast Guard hosts annual Buoy Tender Roundup in Juneau, Alaska

Coast Guard hosts annual Buoy Tender Roundup in Juneau, Alaska
Coast Guard Buoy Tender Roundup file photo JUNEAU, Alaska — Coast Guard 17th District personnel are scheduled to host the annual Buoy Tender Roundup Aug. 19-23. Crews of the Coast Guard cutters Kukui and Henry Blake, members from Coast Guard Regional Dive Locker West and the crew of the Canadian coast guard ship Bartlett will participate in the five day event, which consists of training, maintenance...

Coast Guard to celebrate annual Buoy Tender Roundup in Juneau, Alaska

Coast Guard to celebrate annual Buoy Tender Roundup in Juneau, Alaska
Coast Guard Buoy Tender Roundup file photo JUNEAU, Alaska — The Coast Guard 17th District is scheduled to host its annual Buoy Tender Roundup in Juneau, Alaska, Aug. 14-18. This year’s roundup will include eight U.S. Coast Guard and Canadian buoy tenders, stationed throughout Alaska and the Pacific Northwest for five days of training and maintenance. Participating are the U.S. Coast Guard Cutters...

Good Samaritan boaters rescue 4 from plane crash in San Juan Islands

Good Samaritan boaters rescue 4 from plane crash in San Juan Islands
BELLINGHAM, Wash. — Good Samaritan boaters aboard the vessel Northern Rose rescued four people from a plane crash in Cattle Pass near the south end of Lopez Island, Friday morning. The four survivors, one woman and three men, were transported to Friday Harbor by the crew of the Northern Rose and are being treated for injuries and hypothermia by emergency medical services. Watchstanders at Coast...

Coast Guard to host annual Buoy Tender Roundup in Juneau, Alaska

Coast Guard to host annual Buoy Tender Roundup in Juneau, Alaska
JUNEAU, Alaska — The Coast Guard 17th District is scheduled to host its week-long annual District Buoy Tender Roundup in Juneau, Alaska, Aug. 3 – 7. This year’s roundup will include seven U.S. Coast Guard buoy tenders, stationed throughout Alaska and the Pacific Northwest, as well as a Canadian coast guard ship, for five days of training and maintenance.  Participating are the U.S....

Coast Guard suspends search for the pilot of a plane that crashed near Seabeck, Wash.

Coast Guard suspends search for the pilot of a plane that crashed near Seabeck, Wash.
SEATTLE — The Coast Guard suspended the search for a survivor of a plane crash after searching for more than eight hours near Seabeck, Washington, Monday. “Our prayers and heartfelt wishes go out to the friends and loved ones of those affected by this tragedy,” said Lieutenant Raphael Sadowitz, the command duty officer at Sector Puget Sound. “We also extend our gratitude to the good Samaritans...

Coast Guard searching for survivors of a plane crash near Seabeck, Wash.

Coast Guard searching for survivors of a plane crash near Seabeck, Wash.
SEATTLE — Coast Guard crews and local responders are searching for survivors of a small plane that reportedly crashed into the Hood Canal near Seabeck, Washington, Monday. Two MH-65 Dolphin helicopters crews from Coast Guard Air Station Port Angeles, a 45-foot Response Boat-Medium crew from Coast Guard Station Seattle, the crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Henry Blake, homeported in Everett, and local...

Coast Guard Cutter Henry Blake holds Change of Command

Coast Guard Cutter Henry Blake holds Change of Command
SEATTLE — Lt. Christopher B. Tuckey assumed command of the Coast Guard Cutter Henry Blake during a change of command ceremony at Naval Base Everett, Wash., Friday. Lt. Tuckey relieved Lt. Jason W. Haag, who will attend graduate school in Boston. Lt. Tuckey, a native of Cortland, N.Y., earned his commission at the U.S. Coast Guard Officer Candidate School in New London, Conn., in September 2002. His...