Coast Guard medevacs man from tug boat 60-miles off Grays Harbor

Coast Guard medevacs man from tug boat 60-miles off Grays Harbor
A man is tended too by awaiting EMS after he was medevaced by a Coast Guard helicopter crew from a vessel off the Washington coast on Feb. 18, 2021. (Coast Guard photo by Sector Columbia River) ASTORIA, Ore. — The Coast Guard medevaced an injured man Thursday afternoon from the tug boat Commitment, 60-miles off Grays Harbor. At approximately 2 p.m., watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector Columbia River...

Coast Guard rescues 3 people, 1 dog from fishing vessel near Willapa Bay, WA

Coast Guard rescues 3 people, 1 dog from fishing vessel near Willapa Bay, WA
Coast Guard Sector Columbia River MH-60 helicopter file photo WESTPORT, Wash. — The Coast Guard rescued three people and one dog from a commercial fishing vessel taking on water Saturday morning off Willapa Bay. Watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector Columbia River received a distress call at approximately 7:30 a.m. The vessel Terry F reported a loss of power and was taking on water four miles offshore. An...

Coast Guard, partners rescue injured hiker near Cascade Locks, OR

Coast Guard, partners rescue injured hiker near Cascade Locks, OR
Coast Guard Sector Columbia River MH-60 helicopter file photo PORTLAND, Ore. — A Coast Guard Air Station Columbia River MH-60 Jayhawk aircrew rescued a seriously injured hiker Friday from a canyon near Cascade Locks in Hood River County. Watchstanders at Sector Columbia River received an agency assistance request from Oregon Emergency Management at approximately 5:30 p.m. Two hikers found the injured...

Coast Guard issues warning to mariners turning off AIS

Coast Guard issues warning to mariners turning off AIS
A 47-foot Motor Lifeboat near the entrance to the Umpqua River in Winchester Bay, Oregon. (U.S. Coast Guard photo courtesy of Petty Officer 2nd Class Enrique Lemos) ASTORIA, Ore. — The Coast Guard is issuing a warning to mariners and commercial fisherman about the dangers and legal consequences of disabling a vessel’s Automated Identification System. The Coast Guard has seen an alarming...

Coast Guard medevacs man from fishing vessel 135 miles off WA coast

Coast Guard medevacs man from fishing vessel 135 miles off WA coast
Coast Guard Sector Columbia River MH-60 helicopter file photo SEATTLE – A Coast Guard aircrew medevaced a man Monday who suffered a severe hand injury aboard a commercial freighter 135 miles off the Washington coast. Watchstanders at the Coast Guard Thirteenth District command center received a call from Canadian dispatch in Victoria at 9:30 a.m., reporting a 39-year-old male aboard had injured his...

Coast Guard airlifts family to safety off Washington jetty

Coast Guard airlifts family to safety off Washington jetty
Coast Guard Sector Columbia River MH-60 helicopter file photo Warrenton, OR — The Coast Guard rescued a family Saturday from the Washaway Beach Jetty on the North Cove of Willapa Bay, Washington, after they became trapped by the rising tide. Two male adults, one minor and a canine were airlifted to safety without any reported injuries. Watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector Columbia River received notification...

Coast Guard responds to vessel aground on Columbia River sand bar

Coast Guard responds to vessel aground on Columbia River sand bar
The 608-foot container ship Genco Auvergne ran aground in the Columbia River near Skamokawa Vista Park, Washington, Oct. 1, 2020.  (U.S. Coast Guard photo courtesy of Sector Columbia River) ASTORIA, Ore.— The Coast Guard is responding to the 608-foot container ship Genco Auvergne that ran aground Thursday on the Washington side of the Columbia River south of Skamokawa Vista Park. Watchstanders at...

Coast Guard medevacs man from fishing vessel 75 miles off WA coast

Coast Guard medevacs man from fishing vessel 75 miles off WA coast
Coast Guard Sector Columbia River MH-60 helicopter file photo SEATTLE – A Coast Guard aircrew medevaced a man Monday morning experiencing severe leg pain aboard a fishing vessel 75 miles off the Washington coast. Watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector Columbia River command center received a call from an off-duty Coast Guard officer aboard the vessel at 8:40 a.m., stating a 59-year-old male aboard was...

Coast Guard, locals rescue 3 boaters in Columbia River

Coast Guard, locals rescue 3 boaters in Columbia River
US Coast Guard 29-Foot Response Boat-Small file photo ASTORIA, Ore. – The Coast Guard and Multnomah County Fire Department rescued three people from two different boats Monday near Rooster Rock in the Columbia River. Watchstanders at Coast Guard Station Portland received a report at 6 p.m. from a person requesting assistance aboard an anchored and disabled 17-foot pleasure craft. Commercial assistance...