Abandoned bicycles growing concern for Coast Guard, Washington State Ferries

Abandoned bicycles growing concern for Coast Guard, Washington State Ferries
googletag.cmd.push(function() { googletag.display('div-gpt-ad-1461251439213-0'); }); SEATTLE – Bicycles left on Washington State Ferries significantly impact ferry and Coast Guard operations. When a passenger leaves their bicycle on a ferry, it’s the duty of Coast Guard and ferry personnel to treat it as a potential distress situation until the bicyclist can be confirmed safe. A...

Coast Guard finds two divers reported missing in San Juan Islands

Coast Guard finds two divers reported missing in San Juan Islands
Coast Guard 45-foot Response Boat-Medium file photo SEATTLE — A Coast Guard aircrew located a father and son diving pair after the divers became separated from their dive boat while diving near the San Juan Islands, Thursday. googletag.cmd.push(function() { googletag.display('div-gpt-ad-1461251439213-0'); }); The father and son divers, ages 46 and 18 respectively and from Forest Grove,...

Federal, state and local agencies cleaning up diesel spill in Portage Bay

Federal, state and local agencies cleaning up diesel spill in Portage Bay
Oil Spill responders deploy containment boom and absorbent pads in and around a diesel spill in Portage Bay in Seattle, March 5, 2018. U.S. Coast Guard photo courtesy of Sector Puget Sound. SEATTLE — Federal, state and local agencies have responded to and are cleaning up a diesel spill in Portage Bay, Seattle, Monday afternoon. Responders from Coast Guard Sector Puget Sound Incident Management Division,...

Coast Guard medevacs Navy sailor off of U.S.S. Kidd in Straits of Juan de Fuca

Coast Guard medevacs Navy sailor off of U.S.S. Kidd in Straits of Juan de Fuca
Lt. Joe Brewan, the supply officer and the helicopter control tower operator aboard the U.S.S. Kidd, watches a Coast Guard MH-65 Dolphin helicopter, from Air Station Port Angeles land on the bow of the ship in order to conduct a medevac of a sick Navy sailor, March 4, 2018. U.S. Navy photo by Ensign Selby Arnold. PORT ANGELES, Wash. — The Coast Guard conducted a medical evacuation of a sick Navy...

Coast Guard medevacs hiker after fall from Clallam-County waterfall, Wash.

Coast Guard medevacs hiker after fall from Clallam-County waterfall, Wash.
Members of a an MH-65 Dolphin helicopter crew, from Coast Guard Air Station/Sector Field Officer Port Angeles, Wash., and emergency medical service personnel move an injured hiker to a stretcher on the air field at the air station, Feb. 24, 2018. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Eric Mangiarelli. SEATTLE — A Coast Guard aircrew medevaced a 68-year-old hiker who suffered reportedly...

13th District Coast Guard has busy weekend, stresses use of lifesaving equipment

13th District Coast Guard has busy weekend, stresses use of lifesaving equipment
Air Station Port Angeles MH-65 Dolphin helicopter file photo by Chief Petty Officer David Mosley SEATTLE — Coast Guard rescue crews across Washington responded to multiple cases this weekend involving mariners not wearing lifejackets and deficiencies of lifesaving equipment found aboard vessels. With warmer spring weather coming to the Pacific Northwest, the Coast Guard stresses the importance...

Coast Guard suspends search near Blake Island, Wash., for missing cargo vessel crew member

Coast Guard suspends search near Blake Island, Wash., for missing cargo vessel crew member
SEATTLE – The Coast Guard has suspended the search, that was initiated Thursday evening, for a crew member missing from a cargo vessel anchored north of Blake Island State Park. After conducting 25 searches throughout the night and morning utilizing assets from Coast Guard Air Station Port Angeles, Coast Guard Station Seattle and the Coast Guard Cutter Wahoo, the search for the Philippine native...

Coast Guard rescues 5 fishermen from flooding ship

Coast Guard rescues 5 fishermen from flooding ship
The crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Cuttyhunk pass two dewatering pumps to the crew of the fishing vessel Sunnfjord as their vessel took on water off Cape Alava, Wash., Jan. 31, 2018. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Alexander Warriner. NEAH BAY, Wash. — Coast Guard crews rescued five fisherman, who had to abandon ship due to flooding while west of Cape Alava, Wednesday. A 47-foot...

Coast Guard rescues man after vessel sinks near Whidbey Island, Wash.

Coast Guard rescues man after vessel sinks near Whidbey Island, Wash.
Coast Guard Air Station Port Angeles MH-65 Dolphin helicopter File Photo SEATTLE — The Coast Guard rescued a man after his 38-foot pleasure craft sank in the vicinity of Smith Island near Whidbey Island, Friday. An aircrew aboard a MH-65 Dolphin helicopter, from Coast Guard Air Station Port Angeles, hoisted the man and transported him to Naval Station Whidbey Island where he was met by local emergency...