Coast Guard safety zone established around unexploded ordnance

Coast Guard safety zone established around unexploded ordnance
Coast Guard Station Seattle 45-foot Response Boat-Medium File Photo SEATTLE —The Coast Guard Captain of the Port has established a temporary 1,500-yard safety zone around an unexploded ordnance drifting south and currently in the vicinity of the Brownsville Marina in Bremerton, Wash. The public can expect the zone to last until the unexploded ordnance is rendered safe and removed from the area. The...

Coast Guard suspends search for 17-year-old body boarder off Rockaway Beach, Ore

Coast Guard suspends search for 17-year-old body boarder off Rockaway Beach, Ore
Coast Guard Cutter Swordfish file photo WARRENTON, Ore. — The Coast Guard has suspended its search for Samuel Allen, a 17-year-old boy off Rockaway Beach, Thursday. As we’ve come to the difficult decision to suspend this search, we extend our deepest condolences to those affected by this tragedy. We also want to thank all our partner agencies who assisted with search efforts for their dedication...

Coast Guard rescues 5 fishermen from flooding ship

Coast Guard rescues 5 fishermen from flooding ship
The crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Cuttyhunk pass two dewatering pumps to the crew of the fishing vessel Sunnfjord as their vessel took on water off Cape Alava, Wash., Jan. 31, 2018. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Alexander Warriner. NEAH BAY, Wash. — Coast Guard crews rescued five fisherman, who had to abandon ship due to flooding while west of Cape Alava, Wednesday. A 47-foot...

Coast Guard rescues 2 mariners aboard sinking vessel near Grays Harbor, Wash.

Coast Guard rescues 2 mariners aboard sinking vessel near Grays Harbor, Wash.
Coast Guard Air Station Astoria MH-60 helicopter file photo SEATTLE – The Coast Guard rescued two mariners from a vessel taking on water 30 miles west of Grays Harbor, Washington, Wednesday afternoon. The two mariners were successfully flown back to Coast Guard Air Station Astoria around 5:40 p.m. Watchstanders at the Coast Guard Sector Columbia River command center responded to a request for...

Coast Guard names D13 active duty, reserve enlisted persons of the year

Coast Guard names D13 active duty, reserve enlisted persons of the year
Rear Adm. Mark Butt, commander, Coast Guard 13th District, shakes hands with Petty Officer 1st Class Tara Dodd after she was announced as the enlisted person of the year March 3, 2017. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Office 3rd Class Amanda Norcross. SEATTLE — Two Pacific Northwest-based Coast Guard petty officers were chosen as the 2016 active-duty enlisted person of the year and reserve enlisted...

Coast Guard assists kayakers stranded by high winds near Sucia Island, Wash.

Coast Guard assists kayakers stranded by high winds near Sucia Island, Wash.
SEATTLE — The Coast Guard assisted two kayakers to safety after they became stranded near Sucia Island due to high winds, Saturday afternoon. The kayakers were picked up by the crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Swordfish and safely transported to Orcas Island. Watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector Puget Sound received a cell phone call from the kayakers at about 3:40 p.m. requesting assistance because...

Federal, state agencies ensure safe and legal Halibut Derby off Pacific Northwest coast

Federal, state agencies ensure safe and legal Halibut Derby off Pacific Northwest coast
WARRENTON, Ore. — The Coast Guard and its partner agencies National Oceanic Atmospheric Administration, Oregon State Police and Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife conducted a coordinated law enforcement effort throughout the three-day Halibut Derby ensuring safe and legal fishing among the fishing fleets from northern Oregon and southern Washington. The combined efforts of the partner...

Coast Guard stops three commercial fishing voyages for safety violations

Coast Guard stops three commercial fishing voyages for safety violations
SEATTLE — Three commercial fishing vessels operating throughout Puget Sound were ordered to return to port Wednesday after Coast Guard boarding teams discovered multiple safety violations. Following the boardings, the Coast Guard Captain of the Port for Sector Puget Sound sent the three crews back to port to correct deficiencies and complete a satisfactory dockside safety examination with Coast...

Coast Guard Cutter Swordfish interdicts $1 million of MDMA near San Juan Islands

Coast Guard Cutter Swordfish interdicts $1 million of MDMA near San Juan Islands
SEATTLE — The crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Swordfish interdicted 24 kilograms of 3,4-methylenedioxy-methamphetamine (MDMA) and detained a citizen of Taiwan from a boat near the San Juan Islands Thursday. The Coast Guard, U.S. Border Patrol, U.S. Customs and Border Protection, Homeland Security and Intelligence, Royal Canadian Mounted Police and Bellingham Police Department working together arrested...