Coast Guard monitors efforts to confirm location of sunken vessel in Willapa Bay

Coast Guard monitors efforts to confirm location of sunken vessel in Willapa Bay
googletag.cmd.push(function() { googletag.display('div-gpt-ad-1461251439213-0'); }); 29-foot Response Boat Small-II File Photo SEATTLE — Coast Guard personnel continue to monitor the response to the report of the overdue fishing vessel Kelli J after a boat crew contracted through the vessel owner’s insurance company located a large unknown object in the area of a previously sighted...

Coast Guard, Pacific County responders assist kayaker in Willapa Bay

Coast Guard, Pacific County responders assist kayaker in Willapa Bay
Coast Guard Sector Columbia River MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter file photo WARRENTON, Ore. — Coast Guard personnel and a Pacific County beach rescue team assisted a kayaker to safety after he overturned in Willapa Bay, Sunday evening. A Pacific County rescuer aboard a personal watercraft assisted the kayaker to shore after a Coast Guard rescue swimmer from an MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter from Coast Guard...

Coast Guard releases Jordan Cove LNG Letter of Recommendation

Coast Guard releases Jordan Cove LNG Letter of Recommendation
PORTLAND, Ore. — The Coast Guard completed a review of the Waterway Suitability Assessment submitted by KSEAS Consulting on behalf of Jordan Cove LNG for the Jordan Cove Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) Terminal Thursday May 11, 2018. Based upon this review, the Captain of the Port Sector Columbia River recommended to the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) that the waterway in its current state...

Coast Guard aircrew medevacs vessel crewmembers near Cape Blanco, Ore.

Coast Guard aircrew medevacs vessel crewmembers near Cape Blanco, Ore.
Coast Guard Sector Columbia River MH-60 helicopter file photo COOS BAY, Ore. – A Coast Guard aircrew medically evacuated a mariner reportedly suffering from seizures while aboard a vessel 10 miles north of Cape Blanco, Friday. An MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter crew from Coast Guard Sector Columbia River, Warrenton, medevaced the crewmember from the 36-foot vessel Lacie Belle and transported him to...

As boating season begins in Pacific Northwest, Coast Guard reminds boaters to pay attention

As boating season begins in Pacific Northwest, Coast Guard reminds boaters to pay attention
WARRENTON, Ore. — The Coast Guard is reminding boaters to be vigilant in practicing safe boating habits after a Tuesday night boat collision near Tongue Point left behind a damaged sailing vessel and resulted in a boating under the influence charge. The operator of the sailing vessel Sail Away was cited for boating under the influence with a blood alcohol level of 0.152, nearly twice the legal limit...

Coast Guard rescues four fishermen 12 miles off Rockaway Beach, Ore.

Coast Guard rescues four fishermen 12 miles off Rockaway Beach, Ore.
Coast Guard Sector Columbia River MH-60 helicopter file photo WARRENTON, Ore. — A Coast Guard aircrew rescued four commercial fishermen after their 54-foot fishing vessel capsized off the coast of Rockaway Beach, Sunday evening. An MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter aircrew from Coast Guard Sector Columbia River hoisted the four fishermen to safety and transported them to the helicopter landing pad at Coast...

Oregon man charged, arrested for making false mayday calls to Coast Guard

Oregon man charged, arrested for making false mayday calls to Coast Guard
PORTLAND, Ore. — The U.S. District Court in Oregon has unsealed a five-count indictment alleging Bud O’Neil Burkleo, 35, of Warrenton, Oregon, made false mayday calls to the Coast Guard during a seven-month span in 2016 prompting numerous rescue responses. Burkleo was arrested Friday morning in Warrenton without incident and made an initial appearance before U.S. Magistrate Judge John V. Acosta,...

Coast Guard seeks public information after laser strike hits Port Angeles aircrew

Coast Guard seeks public information after laser strike hits Port Angeles aircrew
PORT ANGELES, Wash. — The Coast Guard seeks information from the public to locate a suspect or suspects who pointed a green laser light at a Coast Guard helicopter crew conducting training at Coast Guard Air Station/Sector Field Office Port Angeles, Wednesday evening. The MH-65 Dolphin helicopter crew safely landed after they were hit by a laser multiple times. The aircrew conducted visual acuity...

Coast Guard assists in response to crashed aircraft on a Columbia River sandbar

Coast Guard assists in response to crashed aircraft on a Columbia River sandbar
Coast Guard Sector Columbia River MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter file photo WARRENTON, Ore. — Coast Guard crews assisted local agency partners in response to an aircraft, which reportedly flipped over while he attempted to land on a Wallace Island sandbar, on the Columbia River, Tuesday. An MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter crew from Coast Guard Sector Columbia River landed on the sandbar, picked up the pilot,...