Coast Guard halts illegal charters on Lake Washington, Lake Union

Coast Guard halts illegal charters on Lake Washington, Lake Union
The crew of the USCGC Sea Lion, an 87-foot coastal patrol boat homeported in Bellingham, Washington, conducts vessel safety inspections, boating under the influence enforcement, and counter illegal charter operations on Lake Washington, Washington,, Sept. 6, 2020.  U.S. Coast Guard Photo. SEATTLE — The Coast Guard terminated the voyages of three illegally chartered pleasure crafts over Labor Day...

Coast Guard suspends search for missing man in Northern Puget Sound

Coast Guard suspends search for missing man in Northern Puget Sound
Coast Guard Station Bellingham 45-foot Response Boat-Medium file photo photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Nathan W. Bradshaw SEATTLE — The Coast Guard has suspended its search for a man missing in the waters between La Conner and Blaine, Washington. Missing is Michael Smith, 39, who was last seen wearing black shorts and a blue sweatshirt. At approximately 1:30 a.m. Tuesday, watchstanders at Coast...

Coast Guard searching for man missing near Lummi Island

Coast Guard searching for man missing near Lummi Island
Coast Guard Station Bellingham 45-foot Response Boat-Medium file photo photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Nathan W. Bradshaw SEATTLE — The Coast Guard is searching for a man reported missing between La Conner and Blaine, Washington. Missing is Michael Smith, 39, who was last seen wearing black shorts and a blue sweatshirt. At approximately 1:30 a.m. Tuesday, watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector Puget...

Coast Guard aircrew medevacs 2 near Friday Harbor, Washington

Coast Guard aircrew medevacs 2 near Friday Harbor, Washington
Air Station Port Angeles MH-65 Dolphin helicopter file photo by Chief Petty Officer David Mosley SEATTLE – A Coast Guard aircrew medically evacuated two boaters from Friday Harbor, Sunday night, after they sustained severe injuries when their vessel ran aground. The Coast Guard Air Station Port Angeles aircrew, aboard an MH-65 Dolphin helicopter, transported the two from Friday Harbor to Harbor...

Coast Guard rescues 2, saves boat from sinking off Washington coast

Coast Guard rescues 2, saves boat from sinking off Washington coast
Coast Guard 47-Foot Motor Lifeboat File Photo WARRENTON, Ore. – The Coast Guard rescued two people and saved a boat from sinking 15 miles north of the Grays Harbor entrance, in Washington, Saturday morning. Boat crews aboard a 47-foot Motor Lifeboat and a 29-foot Response Boat-Small II from Coast Guard Station Grays Harbor, located in Westport, passed the boaters a dewatering pump that was able to...

Response crews see an increase of arrests on Lake Washington during Seafair

Response crews see an increase of arrests on Lake Washington during Seafair
Petty Officer 2nd Drew Allen and Petty Officer 2nd Class Jordan Kuehl perform field sobriety tests on a boater during Seattle’s Seafair, Aug. 5, 2017.  (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Lara Davis) SEATTLE – Coast Guard personnel, working with local and state law enforcement agencies, saw an almost 70% increase in arrests on Lake Washington during the Seafair events this past...

Coast Guard suspends search for man missing in Shilshole Bay, Wash.

Coast Guard suspends search for man missing in Shilshole Bay, Wash.
SEATTLE — The Coast Guard has suspended the search at 1 p.m., Saturday, for Jerry Wayne Middleton, who was last seen aboard a 14-foot skiff in Shilshole Bay. Crews from Coast Guard Station Seattle,  Coast Guard Air Station Port Angeles, the Coast Guard Cutter Sea Lion, as well as members of the Bainbridge Island and Seattle police departments, searched the area around Middleton’s last known...

Coast Guard seeks information on, continues search for missing man in Shilshole Bay, Wash.

Coast Guard seeks information on, continues search for missing man in Shilshole Bay, Wash.
SEATTLE — Coast Guard crews are seeking additional information as they continue to search for a missing man in Shilshole Bay, Saturday. Missing is Jerry Wayne Middleton, reportedly 6 foot 6 inches tall, Caucasian, with brown hair, approximately 350 pounds and possible last known address in Houston, Texas., and anyone with information is requested to contact Coast Guard Sector Puget Sound at (206)...

Coast Guard terminates fishing trip for safety violations near Anacortes, Wash.

Coast Guard terminates fishing trip for safety violations near Anacortes, Wash.
A boarding team from the Coast Guard Cutter Sea Lion discusses safety violations with the two-man crew of the commercial fishing vessel Malia during a routine living marine resources patrol near Anacortes, Wash. Feb. 3, 2016. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Tim Birt. SEATTLE— A commercial fishing voyage was terminated near Anacortes after the crew of Coast Guard Cutter Sea Lion completed...