Coast Guard medevacs sailor from USS Ralph Johnson 34 miles off Washington coast

Coast Guard medevacs sailor from USS Ralph Johnson 34 miles off Washington coast
Air Station Port Angeles MH-65 Dolphin helicopter file photo by Chief Petty Officer David Mosley SEATTLE — A Coast Guard aircrew medevaced a Sailor from a U.S. Navy destroyer Tuesday off the coast of Washington. Watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector Puget Sound received an initial request for medevac from crew members aboard the Arleigh Burke-class destroyer USS Ralph Johnson (DDG 114) approximately...

Coast Guard medevacs Canadian sailor in Puget Sound

Coast Guard medevacs Canadian sailor in Puget Sound
Air Station Port Angeles MH-65 Dolphin helicopter file photo by Chief Petty Officer David Mosley SEATTLE — Coast Guard crews hoisted an injured man from a Canadian naval vessel transiting in the northern section of Admiralty Inlet, Friday. Watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector Puget Sound command center in Seattle were notified at 10:30 a.m. that an individual aboard the 181-foot Royal Canadian Navy...

Coast Guard searching for man missing near Lummi Island

Coast Guard searching for man missing near Lummi Island
Coast Guard Station Bellingham 45-foot Response Boat-Medium file photo SEATTLE — The Coast Guard is searching for a man reported missing between Bellingham and the San Juan Islands. Missing is Nick Saling, 53. At approximately 11:30 a.m., watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector Puget Sound were notified by the individual’s sister that the man failed to return last night after a sailing trip to Cypress...

Coast Guard responding to sunken vessel near Olympia

Coast Guard responding to sunken vessel near Olympia
Petty Officer 2nd Class Ben Card, a federal on-scene coordinator representative at Coast Guard Sector Puget Sound Incident Management Division, writes down notes during cleanup operations of a diesel spill caused by a sunken 92-foot recreational yacht, Oct. 4, 2019, in West Bay Marina near Olympia, Wash.  (U.S. Coast Guard photo courtesy of Lt. j.g. Lance Keckritz) SEATTLE — The Coast Guard is responding...

Coast Guard rescues 3 adults off northern Washington coast

Coast Guard rescues 3 adults off northern Washington coast
Coast Guard 47-Foot Motor Lifeboat File Photo SEATTLE — The Coast Guard rescued three adults aboard a disabled sailing vessel 23 miles west of Cape Flattery, Thursday morning. Two 47-foot Motor Lifeboat crews from Coast Guard Station Neah Bay and an MH-65 Dolphin helicopter aircrew responded with one of the boat crews towing the disabled sailing vessel to Neah Bay. No injuries were reported. Watchstanders...

Coast Guard, partner agencies participate in active shooter exercise

Coast Guard, partner agencies participate in active shooter exercise
The U.S. Coast Guard alongside partner local, state and federal agencies participated in an Area Maritime Security Training and Exercise Program (AMSTEP) event in Seattle, Washington Saturday, Sept. 21, 2019. Coast Guardsmen practice tactical interdiction methods for use in the event of an active shooter scenario. SEATTLE — The U.S. Coast Guard, alongside partner federal, state, and local agencies,...

Coast Guard, partner agencies team up for mass casualty exercise

Coast Guard, partner agencies team up for mass casualty exercise
SEATTLE – Coast Guard Sector Puget Sound, alongside state and local agencies, are scheduled to hold an active shooter drill Saturday at the Washington State Ferries Eagle Harbor Maintenance Facility from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. Bainbridge Island residents and community members around the facility and surrounding waterway should expect a large number of first responders, equipment, sirens, and simulated...

Coast Guard suspends search for two people missing near Mercer Island, Wash.

Coast Guard suspends search for two people missing near Mercer Island, Wash.
Air Station Port Angeles MH-65 Dolphin helicopter file photo by Chief Petty Officer David Mosley SEATTLE – The Coast Guard has suspended searches for two people reported to be in the water near Mercer Island in Lake Washington Tuesday night. Federal, state and local agencies conducted search and rescue operations to locate a 33-year-old male, and a 31-year-old female, who were reported missing...

Coast Guard urges safe boating during holiday weekend

Coast Guard urges safe boating during holiday weekend
Coast Guard crewmembers from Station Seattle monitor boaters on Lake Washington to ensure their safety. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Valerie Higdon. SEATTLE — The Coast Guard urges boaters to use extra caution while on the water this Labor Day weekend. Labor Day weekend marks the unofficial end of the traditional boating season and is usually a very busy few days on the water. Coast...