Coast Guard to set safety zone for salvage operations in Columbia River

Coast Guard to set safety zone for salvage operations in Columbia River
PORTLAND, Ore. — The Coast Guard is scheduled to establish a safety zone to assist with salvage efforts on the Columbia River beginning Friday morning. Operations to remove the sunken tug ‘Diane’ will begin Friday after sunrise and is scheduled to take three days to complete, with all work being done during daylight hours. To mitigate the risks associated with the recovery effort, the...

Coast Guard Responds to Bonneville Lock closure

Coast Guard Responds to Bonneville Lock closure
PORTLAND, Ore. – The Coast Guard is closely monitoring the impact on vessel traffic Monday due to the extended closure of a lock on the Columbia River. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers placed the Bonneville Navigation Lock out of service Friday after discovering a mechanical issue. The lock has been drained and inspected, and repairs to damaged concrete are still in progress. googletag.cmd.push(function()...

Coast Guard rescues 3 from island in Willapa Bay, Wash.

Coast Guard rescues 3 from island in Willapa Bay, Wash.
Coast Guard Air Station Astoria MH-60 file photo SEATTLE — Coast Guard crews rescued three people from an island in Willapa Bay after their canoe capsized due to weather, Monday evening. One of the stranded individuals called 911 to alert authorities to the situation. Watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector Columbia River were notified from Pacific County dispatch around 5:30 p.m. that three people needed...

Coast Guard medevacs man from fishing vessel near Chinook Harbor

Coast Guard medevacs man from fishing vessel near Chinook Harbor
Coast Guard Air Station Astoria MH-60 helicopter file photo SEATTLE — Coast Guard crews hoisted an injured man from a sport fishing vessel that ran aground near Chinook Harbor, Washington, Monday morning. Watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector Columbia River command center in Astoria, Oregon, were notified at 10:40 a.m., that an individual aboard a 20-foot boat had suffered a head injury after the vessel...

Coast Guard completes marathon tow to rescue disabled fishing vessel off Oregon coast

Coast Guard completes marathon tow to rescue disabled fishing vessel off Oregon coast
NEWPORT, Ore. — Coast Guard crew members aboard three separate vessels rescued a 50-foot commercial fishing vessel disabled 116 miles west of Newport Wednesday. The 41-ton commercial fishing vessel, Ruby Lily, which reported 6 tons of albacore tuna and three crew members aboard, was safely moored in Yaquina Bay after a four-day opperation. Watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector Columbia River received...

Coast Guard completes phase II of Astoria-based housing project

Coast Guard completes phase II of Astoria-based housing project
Mr. Bruce Jones, mayor, City of Astoria, Capt. Jeremy Smith, commander, Coast Guard Sector Columbia River, and Mr. Henry Balensifer, mayor, City of Warrenton, cut a ribbon during a ceremony held at the new Coast Guard family homes on Culp Court in Astoria, Ore., June 27, 2019. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Trevor Lilburn. ASTORIA, Ore. — The Coast Guard held a ribbon-cutting ceremony...

Coast Guard airlifts stranded hiker at Ecola State Park, Ore.

Coast Guard airlifts stranded hiker at Ecola State Park, Ore.
Coast Guard Sector Columbia River MH-60 helicopter file photo ASTORIA, Ore. — The Coast Guard airlifted a hiker stranded on a rock piling at Ecola State Park, Wednesday night. An aircrew aboard an MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter, from Coast Guard Sector Columbia River, hoisted the uninjured man and transported him to Coast Guard Air Station Astoria. Watchstanders at the Coast Guard Sector Columbia River...

Coast Guard medevacs injured seaman off Oregon Coast, rescues hiker off ledge

Coast Guard medevacs injured seaman off Oregon Coast, rescues hiker off ledge
Coast Guard Sector North Bend MH-65 file phto by Andy Parker. WARRENTON, Ore. – Two separate Coast Guard aircrews conducted rescue missions Wednesday night, one medically evacuated an injured seaman off the coast of Oregon and the other rescued a stranded hiker south of Port Orford. An MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter crew, from Coast Guard Sector Columbia River, hoisted an injured and ill seaman reportedly...

Coast Guard to enforce security zone on Willamette River, participate in Rose Festival

Coast Guard to enforce security zone on Willamette River, participate in Rose Festival
A Coast Guard Maritime Safety and Security Team boat crew plies the waters of the Willamette River in downtown Portland during the arrival of the Rose Festival fleet during the 2004 Parade of Ships.  USCG photo by PAC Keith Alholm PORTLAND, Ore. — The Coast Guard will be enforcing a security zone along the Willamette River between the Hawthorne and Steel Bridges, in support of the Rose Festival...