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...

Coast Guard suspends search for missing diver near Cape Flattery

Coast Guard suspends search for missing diver near Cape Flattery
SEATTLE — The Coast Guard suspended the active search for a female diver who went missing off Duncan Rock near Cape Flattery, Wednesday evening. The search was suspended at about 5:30 p.m., after crews aboard the Coast Guard Cutter Swordfish, MH-65 Dolphin helicopters, from Coast Guard Air Station Port Angeles, and boatcrews aboard a 47-foot Motor Life Boat and 29-foot Response Boat-Small II, from Coast...

Coast Guard continues search for missing diver near Cape Flattery, Wash.

Coast Guard continues search for missing diver near Cape Flattery, Wash.
SEATTLE — The Coast Guard is continuing its search for Lynn Flaherty, a diver reported missing off Duncan Rock near Cape Flattery. The Coast Guard has searched more than 290 square miles and 1,028 miles of trackline as of 9 a.m. Flaherty, a 61 year-old female who was last known to be wearing a dry suit, is reported to be experienced with more than 2,100 dives and is equipped with a personal...

Coast Guard searching for missing diver near Cape Flattery, Wash.

Coast Guard searching for missing diver near Cape Flattery, Wash.
SEATTLE — The Coast Guard is searching for a missing diver off Duncan Rock near Cape Flattery. Missing is Lynn Flaherty, a 61 year-old female wearing a dry suit, who reportedly has 1,200 dives worth of experience. A watchstander at Coast Guard Sector Puget Sound received a report of the missing diver at 11:25 a.m., and immediately directed the launch of search crews from Coast Guard Station Neah...

Coast Guard suspends search for missing boater near Tacoma, Wash.

Coast Guard suspends search for missing boater near Tacoma, Wash.
Coast Guard MH-65 Dolphin rescue helicopterfile photo SEATTLE — The Coast Guard suspended the active search for a missing boater near Tacoma, Sunday at 1 p.m. Crewmembers aboard the Coast Guard Cutter Swordfish, an 87-foot Patrol Boat homeported in Port Angeles, an MH-65 Dolphin helicopter from Air Station Port Angeles and a 45-foot Response Boat-Medium from Station Seattle searched an area of about...

Coast Guard searching for missing boater after alcohol-related collision near Tacoma, Wash.

Coast Guard searching for missing boater after alcohol-related collision near Tacoma, Wash.
SEATTLE — Coast Guard personnel are searching for a man who went missing after a collision between two boats near Point Defiance Park, Tacoma, Saturday evening. The crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Swordfish, an 87-foot Patrol Boat homeported in Port Angeles, is searching the area near Point Defiance Park. Watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector Puget Sound, in Seattle, were notified by Pierce County...

Coast Guard continues to monitor grounded vessel near Whidbey Island, Wash.

Coast Guard continues to monitor grounded vessel near Whidbey Island, Wash.
SEATTLE — The U.S. Coast Guard and Washington Department of Ecology continue to monitor a fishing vessel that ran aground near Lagoon Point on Whidbey Island, Wash., at about 4 a.m., Tuesday morning. The 97-foot fishing vessel Neahkahnie has about 9500 gallons of diesel fuel and oil onboard. There have been no reports of pollution or injuries. The crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Swordfish, an...

Coast Guard responds to grounded fishing vessel near Whidbey Island, Wash.

Coast Guard responds to grounded fishing vessel near Whidbey Island, Wash.
SEATTLE — Coast Guard crews and members of the Washington Department of Ecology are responding to a fishing vessel run aground on the west side of Whidbey Island, Wash., early Tuesday. There have been no reports of pollution or injuries. Coast Guard Sector Puget Sound watchstanders received a report at approximately 4 a.m. stating that the 97-foot fishing vessel, Neahkahnie, had run aground in the...