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...

Coast Guard Cutter Terrapin holds change of command

Coast Guard Cutter Terrapin holds change of command
BELLINGHAM, Wash. – Lt. j.g. Gregory Bernstein succeeds Lt. Katie J. Thompson as commanding officer of Coast Guard Cutter Terrapin, an 87-foot patrol boat stationed in Bellingham, Wash., during a change-of-command ceremony at the Bellingham Cruise Terminal, Friday. Bernstein previously served as a deck watch officer aboard Coast Guard Cutter Jarvis in Honolulu. Thompson has completed her last tour...

Coast Guard responds to burning vessel near Bellingham, Washington

Coast Guard responds to burning vessel near Bellingham, Washington
SEATTLE — The Coast Guard responded to a boat fire approximately 15 miles southwest of Bellingham, Wash., near Lummi Island, Wash., Saturday. Coast Guard Sector Puget Sound, located in Seattle, received a report that the 46-foot sailing vessel Straight Up was ablaze just southeast of Lummi Island with seven people on board at approximately 5:15 p.m. Coast Guard Sector Puget Sound sent the Coast Guard...

Coast Guard rescues four near Smith Island, Wash.

SEATTLE — The Coast Guard rescued four people near Smith Island, Wash., Saturday. The Coast Guard Sector Puget Sound command center received a report at 7:35 p.m. that two divers had gone missing near Smith Island, six nautical miles west of Whidbey Island, Wash.  Sector Puget Sound launched an MH-65 Dolphin helicopter crew from Coast Guard Air Station Port Angeles, Wash., along with the Coast Guard...

Coast Guard, local fire depts. monitor boat fire off Whidbey Island, Wash.

SEATTLE — The Coast Guard, Camano Island, Wash., and Whidbey Island, Wash., Fire Depts. responded to a boat fire on an anchored 128-foot fishing vessel located in Penn Cove off Whidbey Island, Sunday. The Coast Guard received a report at 11:45 p.m., Saturday, from Island County Dispatch stating the vessel Deep Sea was completely engulfed in flames. Attempts to put out the fire were ceased after...

The Coast Guard & Air Force partnership: A tradition of training for more than 44 years

by Petty Officer 3rd Class Nate Littlejohn ASTORIA, Ore. — The success of United States Coast Guard missions depends largely on the experience and expertise of our members. Sometimes, Coast Guard missions and missions of other U.S. armed services overlap, providing the opportunity to share our knowledge and capabilities. The United States Air Force has called upon the experience and expertise of...

Coast Guard recovers crew from grounded fishing vessel near Decatur Island, Wash.

SEATTLE — The Coast Guard recovered six people from the 62-foot fishing vessel TW Legacy after the vessel ran aground near Decatur Island, Wash., while transiting Thatcher Pass in the San Juan Islands, Wash., Saturday. The Coast Guard received the report of the vessel grounding at approximately 2:30 a.m. and diverted the Coast Guard Cutter Terrapin, stationed in Bellingham, Wash., to respond. Cutter...