Coast Guard enforces 200-yard safety zone at Port of Vancouver

Coast Guard enforces 200-yard safety zone at Port of Vancouver
US Coast Guard 29-Foot Response Boat-Small file photo VANCOUVER, Wash. — The Coast Guard is enforcing a 200-yard safety zone Tuesday around Berth 9 at the Port of Vancouver. A law enforcement team from Coast Guard Station Portland is on scene and working with local law enforcement to remove uncooperative protestors, who were hanging from hammocks at the pier and chaining themselves to the pilings....

Coast Guard, Sauvie Island FD rescue 2 women out of Willamette River

Coast Guard, Sauvie Island FD rescue 2 women out of Willamette River
US Coast Guard Station Portland 29-Foot Response Boat-Small file photo PORTLAND, Ore. — Coast Guard and Sauvie Island Volunteer Fire Department crews rescued two women out of the Multnomah Channel on the Willamette River after their 16-foot aluminum skiff overturned early Saturday morning. The two women were pulled from the water by the Sauvie Island firefighters and treated for symptoms related...

Coast Guard rescues man from forest near Aberdeen, Washington

Coast Guard rescues man from forest near Aberdeen, Washington
A Coast Guard aircrew from Air Station Astoria hoists an injured man from a forest several miles east of Aberdeen, Washington, on Oct. 19, 2019.  (Photo courtesy of Grays County Fire Department) SEATTLE — A Coast Guard aircrew hoisted an injured man Saturday morning from a forest several miles east of Aberdeen, Washington. At 10 a.m., watchstanders at the Coast Guard Sector Columbia River Command...

Coast Guard aircrew rescues boater off of aground vessel in Willapa Bay, Wash.

Coast Guard aircrew rescues boater off of aground vessel in Willapa Bay, Wash.
Coast Guard Sector Columbia River MH-60 helicopter file photo ASTORIA, Ore. — A Coast Guard aircrew hoisted a man off a boat in Willapa Bay north of Leadbetter Point State Park in Washington Saturday afternoon after his vessel ran aground and began taking on water. An MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter aircrew from Coast Guard Sector Columbia River hoisted the man to safety and transported him to the sector...

Coast Guard to set safety zone for salvage operations in Columbia River

Coast Guard to set safety zone for salvage operations in Columbia River
PORTLAND, Ore. — The Coast Guard is scheduled to establish a safety zone to assist with salvage efforts on the Columbia River beginning Friday morning. Operations to remove the sunken tug ‘Diane’ will begin Friday after sunrise and is scheduled to take three days to complete, with all work being done during daylight hours. To mitigate the risks associated with the recovery effort, the...

Coast Guard Responds to Bonneville Lock closure

Coast Guard Responds to Bonneville Lock closure
PORTLAND, Ore. – The Coast Guard is closely monitoring the impact on vessel traffic Monday due to the extended closure of a lock on the Columbia River. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers placed the Bonneville Navigation Lock out of service Friday after discovering a mechanical issue. The lock has been drained and inspected, and repairs to damaged concrete are still in progress. googletag.cmd.push(function()...

Coast Guard rescues 3 from island in Willapa Bay, Wash.

Coast Guard rescues 3 from island in Willapa Bay, Wash.
Coast Guard Air Station Astoria MH-60 file photo SEATTLE — Coast Guard crews rescued three people from an island in Willapa Bay after their canoe capsized due to weather, Monday evening. One of the stranded individuals called 911 to alert authorities to the situation. Watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector Columbia River were notified from Pacific County dispatch around 5:30 p.m. that three people needed...

Coast Guard medevacs man from fishing vessel near Chinook Harbor

Coast Guard medevacs man from fishing vessel near Chinook Harbor
Coast Guard Air Station Astoria MH-60 helicopter file photo SEATTLE — Coast Guard crews hoisted an injured man from a sport fishing vessel that ran aground near Chinook Harbor, Washington, Monday morning. Watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector Columbia River command center in Astoria, Oregon, were notified at 10:40 a.m., that an individual aboard a 20-foot boat had suffered a head injury after the vessel...

Coast Guard completes marathon tow to rescue disabled fishing vessel off Oregon coast

Coast Guard completes marathon tow to rescue disabled fishing vessel off Oregon coast
NEWPORT, Ore. — Coast Guard crew members aboard three separate vessels rescued a 50-foot commercial fishing vessel disabled 116 miles west of Newport Wednesday. The 41-ton commercial fishing vessel, Ruby Lily, which reported 6 tons of albacore tuna and three crew members aboard, was safely moored in Yaquina Bay after a four-day opperation. Watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector Columbia River received...