Coast Guard halts illegal charters on Lake Washington, Lake Union

Coast Guard halts illegal charters on Lake Washington, Lake Union
The crew of the USCGC Sea Lion, an 87-foot coastal patrol boat homeported in Bellingham, Washington, conducts vessel safety inspections, boating under the influence enforcement, and counter illegal charter operations on Lake Washington, Washington,, Sept. 6, 2020.  U.S. Coast Guard Photo. SEATTLE — The Coast Guard terminated the voyages of three illegally chartered pleasure crafts over Labor Day...

Coast Guard seeks information after laser strike hits Seattle boatcrew

Coast Guard seeks information after laser strike hits Seattle boatcrew
45 file photo by PA1 Adam Eggers SEATTLE — The Coast Guard is seeking information from the public in locating a suspect or suspects who pointed a blue laser light at a Coast Guard Station Seattle boatcrew conducting search and rescue operations Monday night near Point Wells. The crew aboard a 45-foot Response Boat-Medium initially reported they were fit to complete their assigned search and reported...

Coast Guard suspends search for missing man in Northern Puget Sound

Coast Guard suspends search for missing man in Northern Puget Sound
Coast Guard Station Bellingham 45-foot Response Boat-Medium file photo photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Nathan W. Bradshaw SEATTLE — The Coast Guard has suspended its search for a man missing in the waters between La Conner and Blaine, Washington. Missing is Michael Smith, 39, who was last seen wearing black shorts and a blue sweatshirt. At approximately 1:30 a.m. Tuesday, watchstanders at Coast...

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 photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Nathan W. Bradshaw SEATTLE — The Coast Guard is searching for a man reported missing between La Conner and Blaine, Washington. Missing is Michael Smith, 39, who was last seen wearing black shorts and a blue sweatshirt. At approximately 1:30 a.m. Tuesday, watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector Puget...

Coast Guard medevacs fallen hiker near Hoh, WA

Coast Guard medevacs fallen hiker near Hoh, WA
A Coast Guard Air Station Port Angeles aircrew aboard an MH-65 Dolphin rescue helicopter medevaced a hiker Sunday in Olympic National Park, near Hoh, WA.  (U.S. Coast Guard imageo by Air Station Port Angeles) HOH, Wash. — A Coast Guard Air Station Port Angeles MH-65 Dolphin helicopter crew medevaced a hiker Sunday in Olympic National Park near Hoh. At 5:30 p.m., watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector...

Coast Guard welcomes new commander to Sector Puget Sound

Coast Guard welcomes new commander to Sector Puget Sound
Capt. Patrick Hilbert (left), salutes Capt. Linda Sturgis (right), during a change of command ceremony at Coast Guard Sector Puget Sound in Seattle, Washington, on Aug. 6, 2020. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Steve Strohmaier) SEATTLE — Coast Guard Sector Puget Sound held a change of command ceremony Thursday morning at Coast Guard Base Seattle where Capt. Patrick Hilbert relieved...

Coast Guard rescues injured hiker from Olympic National Park

Coast Guard rescues injured hiker from Olympic National Park
A Coast Guard Air Station Port Angeles MH-65 Dolphin rescue helicopter crew transfers an injured hiker’s care to emergency medical personnel at the air station in Port Angeles, Washington,, Monday, Aug. 3, 2020. U.S. Coast Guard photo. PORT ANGELES, Wash. — The Coast Guard medevaced a 17-year-old hiker from Olympic National Park shortly after 3:30 p.m. Monday after he fell and sustained knee and...

Coast Guard medevacs injured hiker from Olympic National Park

Coast Guard medevacs injured hiker from Olympic National Park
Air Station Port Angeles MH-65 Dolphin helicopter file photo by Chief Petty Officer David Mosley PORT ANGELES, Wash. — The Coast Guard medevaced an injured hiker from Olympic National Park at around 8 p.m. on Saturday evening. The hiker had fallen and sustained a broken leg, ultimately requiring emergency responders to coordinate a multi-agency rescue. Coast Guard Sector Puget Sound watchstanders...

Coast Guard, locals search for missing kayaker near Freshwater Bay, WA

Coast Guard, locals search for missing kayaker near Freshwater Bay, WA
Coast Guard Air Station Port Angeles MH-65 Dolphin helicopter file photo by Chief Petty Officer David Mosley PORT ANGELES, Wash. — The Coast Guard and local authorities are searching near Freshwater Bay Tuesday for a missing Kayaker who failed to return Wednesday night from his planned trip from Freshwater Bay to Ediz Hook. Missing is Matthew Hamilton, 31. He is reported to be wearing a black and...