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...

Coast Guard awards contract to expand East Tongue Point facilities

Coast Guard awards contract to expand East Tongue Point facilities
ASTORIA, Ore. — The U.S. Coast Guard awarded a contract to “GWWH A Joint Venture” to expand Coast Guard shoreside facilities at East Tongue Point in Astoria. The $30 million contract provides design-build improvements at the facility to accommodate the homeporting of fast response cutters (FRCs). The facilities are planned to include a fixed pier, two floating docks, gangways between the docks...

Coast Guard reminds boaters of cold water drowning danger

Coast Guard reminds boaters of cold water drowning danger
Warmer spring temperatures don’t always mean warmer water temperatures. Boaters are advised to dress for the water temperatures, not the weather. This means wearing wet suits, dry suits, or other types of waterproof, insulated gear. (U.S. Coast Guard graphic by Petty Officer 2nd Class Cory J. Mendenhall) SEATTLE — The Coast Guard would like to remind recreational boaters of the risks associated...

Coast Guard names Westport, WA, 28th Coast Guard City

Coast Guard names Westport, WA, 28th Coast Guard City
Rear Adm. Melvin Bouboulis, Commander, 13th Coast Guard District, presides over an official Coast Guard City ceremony at the Westport Maritime Muse (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Diolanda Caballero) ASTORIA, Ore. — The Coast Guard held a ceremony Saturday for the 28th Coast Guard City at the Westport Maritime Museum in Westport, Washington. The City of Westport was originally...

Coast Guard rescues 7 aboard yacht 25-miles off Wash. Coast

Coast Guard rescues 7 aboard yacht 25-miles off Wash. Coast
Coast Guard 47-foot Motor Lifeboat crews from Station Grays Harbor and Station Quillayute River respond to a 143-foot yacht taking on water 25-miles off the Washington Coast, May 7, 2022. (U.S. Coast Guard photo) SEATTLE — The Coast Guard rescued seven people over the weekend after the 143-foot yacht they were aboard took on water and became disabled 25-miles off the Washington coast. Watchstanders...

Coast Guard medevacs person 180 miles off Grays Harbor, W

Coast Guard medevacs person 180 miles off Grays Harbor, W
Coast Guard Sector Columbia River MH-60 helicopter file photo ASTORIA, Ore. — A Coast Guard aircrew medevaced a person Wednesday evening from a Disney Cruise ship approximately 180 miles offshore of Grays Harbor, Washington. At 5:21 p.m., Coast Guard Sector Columbia River received a call from the cruise ship Disney Wonder reporting a 71-year-old passenger who appeared to be experiencing uncontrollable...

Coast Guard rescues 2 stranded hikers from coastal cliff in Manzanita, OR

Coast Guard rescues 2 stranded hikers from coastal cliff in Manzanita, OR
Petty Officer 1st Class Keith Williams, an aviation survival technician, is lowered from a Sector Columbia River MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter during the rescue of two hikers near Neahkahnie Beach, OR, Monday, April 25.  (Courtesy photo by Cannon Beach Fire and Rescue) ASTORIA, Ore. — The Coast Guard rescued two hikers Monday from a coastal cliff in Manzanita. Watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector Columbia...