Coast Guard to enforce security zone on Willamette River, participate in Rose Festival

Coast Guard to enforce security zone on Willamette River, participate in Rose Festival
A Coast Guard Maritime Safety and Security Team boat crew plies the waters of the Willamette River in downtown Portland during the arrival of the Rose Festival fleet during the 2004 Parade of Ships.  USCG photo by PAC Keith Alholm PORTLAND, Ore. — The Coast Guard will be enforcing a security zone along the Willamette River between the Hawthorne and Steel Bridges, in support of the Rose Festival...

Coast Guard, Coast Guard Auxiliary to patrol Columbia River as salmon run ramps up

Coast Guard, Coast Guard Auxiliary to patrol Columbia River as salmon run ramps up
A Coast Guard Auxiliary member passes out boating safety information to a boater preparing to launch his personal fishing vessel at the boat launch in the Port of Chinook, Wash., Aug 17, 2018. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Trevor Lilburn. WARRENTON, Ore. — The Coast Guard and the Coast Guard Auxiliary are conducting routine patrols on the Columbia River as the Buoy 10 salmon season...

68-year-old missing boater rescued from Huckleberry Island, Wash

68-year-old missing boater rescued from Huckleberry Island, Wash
Coast Guard Sector Columbia River MH-60 file photo SEATTLE — The Coast Guard and fellow first responders found and rescued a missing boater Tuesday morning after he was reported overdue Monday night. 68-year-old Gordon Hay, wearing a wetsuit and lifejacket, was hoisted by the aircrew of an MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter from Coast Guard Sector Columbia River located in Warrenton, Oregon, and safely transferred...

Coast Guard Cutter Terrapin first 87-foot cutter to patrol Alaska

Coast Guard Cutter Terrapin first 87-foot cutter to patrol Alaska
A waterfall can be seen behind U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Terrapin while the crew patrols the waters of Southeast Alaska, June 28, 2016. (U.S. Coast Guard photo courtesy of Coast Guard Cutter Terrapin.) SEATTLE — Coast Guard Cutter Terrapin crew returned home to Bellingham, Friday, after completing a first ever deployment of an 87-foot Coastal Patrol Boat to Alaska. The crew of the Cutter Terrapin...

Coast Guard suspends search for missing diver near Tacoma

Coast Guard suspends search for missing diver near Tacoma
SEATTLE — The Coast Guard suspended the active search for a missing female diver in Commencement Bay near Tacoma, Thursday morning. The search was suspended at about 8:30 a.m., after crews aboard the Coast Guard Cutter Terrapin and an MH-65 Dolphin helicopter from Air Station Port Angeles conducted first-light searches. Coast Guard crews from Station Seattle, Air Station Port Angeles and aboard...

Coast Guard escorts Victoria Clipper ferry following vessel fire near Port Townsend, Wash.

Coast Guard escorts Victoria Clipper ferry following vessel fire near Port Townsend, Wash.
SEATTLE — Coast Guard crews escorted the passenger ferry Victoria Clipper to Seattle following a reported electrical fire aboard the vessel near Port Townsend, Thursday. The crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Terrapin, an 87-foot patrol boat homeported in Bellingham, and an MH-65 Dolphin helicopter crew from Coast Guard Air Station Port Angeles escorted the Victoria Clipper to its Seattle pier after...

Bellingham based Coast Guard Cutter Terrapin returns from patrol off Baja, significant drug bust

Bellingham based Coast Guard Cutter Terrapin returns from patrol off Baja, significant drug bust
SEATTLE — The crew of Coast Guard Cutter Terrapin, homeported in Bellingham, returned Monday after a Pacific patrol to support counter drug operations off Southern California. Terrapin crewmembers conducted a 42-day patrol totaling nearly 600 operational hours, completing 20 recreational safety boardings and interrupting the illegal flow of narcotics into the U.S. While working jointly with Customs...

Coast Guard, CBP, Mexican Navy disrupt marijuana smuggling attempt

Coast Guard, CBP, Mexican Navy disrupt marijuana smuggling attempt
SAN DIEGO — U.S. Coast Guard, Customs and Border Protection and Mexican Navy crews worked together to foil a marijuana smuggling attempt in international waters approximately 150 miles southwest of San Diego, Thursday morning. Three suspects and approximately 90 bales, weighing an estimated 2,000 pounds, were turned over to the Mexican Navy for prosecution. “This is another outstanding example...

Coast Guard rescues 3 adults and 2 children near Port Ludlow, Wash.

Coast Guard rescues 3 adults and 2 children near Port Ludlow, Wash.
SEATTLE — Coast Guard Cutter Terrapin crew rescues three adults and two children near Port Ludlow, Wash., Saturday. Coast Guard Sector Puget Sound watchstanders assumed mission coordination over the 34-foot sailing vessel, Slacker Jack, after its crew was overcome by foul weather conditions two miles offshore from Port Ludlow, at approximately 6:10 a.m. The Coast Guard Cutter Terrapin’s crew was...