Coast Guard seeks information after laser strike hits Port Angeles aircrew

Coast Guard seeks information after laser strike hits Port Angeles aircrew
PORT ANGELES, Wash. — The Coast Guard is seeking information from the public to help locate the person or persons who pointed a red laser light at a Coast Guard helicopter Friday at 10:23 p.m. as the crew was flying a mission northwest of Bremerton. The Port Angeles flight crew aboard the MH-65 Dolphin helicopter safely returned home after being indirectly illuminated for about one second and were...

Memorial service to be held for lost Oregon, Washington Coast Guardsmen

Memorial service to be held for lost Oregon, Washington Coast Guardsmen
Members of Coast Guard Station Cape Disappointment prepare for a 21-gun salute during the memorial ceremony in 2016.  (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Jonathan Klingenberg) WARRENTON, Ore. — The Coast Guard is scheduled to host a memorial service Saturday at 10 a.m., at the Lewis & Clark Interpretive Center in Ilwaco, Washington, in tribute to Coast Guardsmen and mariners who...

Coast Guard vessel capsizes near 36th Street pier in Astoria

Coast Guard vessel capsizes near 36th Street pier in Astoria
Coast Guard AtoN Team Astoria 26-foot Trailerable Aids to Navigation Boat file photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Trevor Lilburn. ASTORIA, Ore. — A Coast Guard Aids to Navigation Team Astoria 26-foot Trailerable Aids to Navigation Boat capsized Saturday with four crew members aboard near Pier 39 in Astoria. Four Coast Guardsmen were aboard the vessel conducting routine operations when the capsizing...

Coast Guard rescues man from sailing vessel near Long Beach, Wash

Coast Guard rescues man from sailing vessel near Long Beach, Wash
A Coast Guard 47-foot Motor Life Boat crew, from Station Cape Disappointment Long Beach, Wash. — The Coast Guard rescued a man after his sailing vessel became disabled dangerously close to the surf near Peacock Spit Friday about one mile from the shore near Cape Disappointment. The man contacted watchstanders at Coast Guard Station Cape Disappointment by cell phone at approximately 2:45 p.m. His...

Coast Guard rescues 2 stranded hikers from Leadbetter Point

Coast Guard rescues 2 stranded hikers from Leadbetter Point
Coast Guard Sector Columbia River MH-60 helicopter file photo ASTORIA, Ore. — A Coast Guard aircrew rescued two stranded hikers Monday night from Leadbetter State Park. A rescue crew aboard an MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter from Coast Guard Sector Columbia River hoisted the uninjured women and transported them to a nearby airport. Coast Guard watchstanders at the Sector Columbia River Command Center received...

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...