Coast Guard searching for man near Willapa Bay entrance

Coast Guard searching for man near Willapa Bay entrance
Coast Guard Air Station Astoria MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter file photo ASTORIA Ore. – The Coast Guard and other agencies are searching for a missing man who was aboard a vessel in distress Sunday off the coast of Washington near the Willapa Bay entrance. Watchstanders at the Thirteenth Coast Guard District in Seattle received an Emergency Position Indicating Radio Beacon transmission Sunday at approximately...

Coast Guard advises Oregon mariners of hazardous waterways

Coast Guard advises Oregon mariners of hazardous waterways
A crew aboard a 47-foot Motor Lifeboat from Coast Guard Station Umpqua River conducts surf training. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer Steve Strohmaier) ASTORIA, Ore. – The Coast Guard advises recreational boaters and waterway users Thursday of the dangers related to hazardous waterways and bars along the Oregon Coast. Recent incidents have highlighted the importance of exercising caution...

Coast Guard responds to fire aboard bulk carrier in Portland

Coast Guard responds to fire aboard bulk carrier in Portland
Coast Guard Sector Columbia River Incident Management Division and Marine Inspections personnel, alongside a Portland Fire Department responder, transit the pier at the Temco Llc. facility in Portland, OR, Tuesday, Jan. 31. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Lt. j.g. Joseph Guenther) Portland, Ore. — The Coast Guard is supporting Portland Fire Department and other responding agencies after the 623-foot motor...

Coast Guard pursues civil penalty for AIS violation

Coast Guard pursues civil penalty for AIS violation
ASTORIA, Ore. – The Coast Guard is pursuing a civil penalty Friday with a maximum punishment of $41,093.00 against a commercial fishing vessel for violating Automated Identification System (AIS) regulations near the mouth of the Columbia River Dec. 3, 2022. Coast Guard Sector Columbia River detected a commercial fishing vessel deactivate its AIS while underway near the mouth of the Columbia River...

Coast Guard rescues man from boat near Cloverdale, OR

Coast Guard rescues man from boat near Cloverdale, OR
Coast Guard Air Station Astoria MH-60 helicopter file photo Astoria Ore. – The Coast Guard rescued a man Wednesday, who was reportedly experiencing a medical emergency aboard a boat near Cloverdale. Watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector Columbia River received a report at approximately 2 p.m. of a 56-year-old man who was fainting aboard a 16-foot aluminum boat adrift in the Nestucca River. Watchstanders...

Coast Guard halts use of “paper captains” in tuna fishing operation

Coast Guard halts use of "paper captains" in tuna fishing operation
ASTORIA, Ore. – The Coast Guard ceased the use of illegal foreign nationals on a commercial fishing vessel that operated out of the State of Washington, Wednesday, Oct. 19. A Coast Guard Sector Columbia River law enforcement team inspected an 89-foot fishing vessel and determined that the vessel was in violation of the Jones Act – specifically, they were in violation for utilizing a “paper...

Coast Guard to remove 2 abandoned vessels from Columbia River

Coast Guard to remove 2 abandoned vessels from Columbia River
PORTLAND, Ore. – The Coast Guard and other agencies have approved a plan Wednesday to remove two abandoned vessels from the Columbia River in Portland. The vessels Alert, a 125-foot vessel, and Sakarissa, a 100-foot vessel, are currently sunk off Hayden Island. They are adjacent to the Interstate 5 Bridge and a mile upriver from the Burlington Northern Santa Fe (BNSF) railroad bridge. Due to hull...

Coast Guard concludes removal of pollution threats from ferry in Astoria

Coast Guard concludes removal of pollution threats from ferry in Astoria
Personnel from Global Diving and Salvage conduct operations to remove pollution threats from the ferry vessel Tourist No. 2 in Astoria, Oregon, Aug. 4, 2022.  (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 1st Class Travis Magee) ASTORIA, Ore. – The Coast Guard concluded operations to remove pollution threats from the ferry vessel Tourist No. 2 in Astoria Friday. Global Diving and Salvage recovered approximately...

Coast Guard to remove pollution threat from sinking ferry

Coast Guard to remove pollution threat from sinking ferry
Tourist No. 2, a retired ferry in Astoria, Oregon, sits partially submerged July 28, 2022.  (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Diolanda Caballero) ASTORIA, Ore. – The U.S. Coast Guard and partner organizations are scheduled to remove fuel and other pollution threats from the ferry vessel Tourist No. 2, Thursday. The Coast Guard initially responded Thursday, July 28, after receiving...