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...

Coast Guard medevacs boy from Toleak Point, Wash.

Coast Guard medevacs boy from Toleak Point, Wash.
Coast Guard Air Station Port Angeles MH-65 Dolphin helicopter file photo by Chief Petty Officer David Mosley SEATTLE – The Coast Guard medevaced a 10-year-old boy with burns Friday night from Toleak Point. A Coast Guard Air Station Port Angeles MH-65 Dolphin helicopter crew airlifted the boy and his mother to Olympic Medical Center in Port Angeles. Coast Guard Sector Puget Sound watchstanders...

Coast Guard responds to sunken tug in Townsend marina

Coast Guard responds to sunken tug in Townsend marina
SEATTLE — Coast Guard pollution responders are responding to a report of a tug that sank at the Port Orchard Railway Marina in Port Townsend, Washington, Monday. Members from Coast Guard Sector Puget Sound’s Incident Management Division are on scene overseeing the removal and containment of fuel discharged from the 65-foot tug Meagan M. The vessel is currently registered as a towing vessel;...

U.S., Canadian Coast Guard crews rescue man from capsized vessel near Sekiu

U.S., Canadian Coast Guard crews rescue man from capsized vessel near Sekiu
Coast Guard crew members aboard a 47-foot Motor Life Boat from Station Neah Bay transfer a survivor from a small boat of the Canadian Coast Guard Ship John P. Tully, near Sekiu, Washington, July 28, 2019. U.S. Coast Guard photo courtesy of Air Station Port Angeles. SEATTLE – U.S. Coast Guard and Canadian Coast Guard crews rescued a 60-year-old man from a capsized vessel near the Hoko River in...