Final preparations underway for lifting fishing vessel Aleutian Isle

Final preparations underway for lifting fishing vessel Aleutian Isle
Sheen from diesel fuel from the Aleutian Isle sinking off San Juan Island. SEATTLE – Response crews working to salvage the fishing vessel Aleutian Isle successfully rigged all required cables to lift the vessel out of the water and place on a barge near Sunset Point on San Juan Island Friday. The 58-foot fishing vessel spent over a month under 200 feet of water in Haro Strait, after it sank on...

Coast Guard suspends search for 9 missing in float plane crash

Coast Guard suspends search for 9 missing in float plane crash
Coast Guard Air Station Sacramento C-27J Spartan file photo by Lt. Scott Handlin SEATTLE – The Coast Guard has suspended active searches at 12:00 p.m. Monday for the missing individuals from the crash of a floatplane in Mutiny Bay off Whidbey Island pending further developments. Shortly after 3:30 p.m. on Sunday, watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector Puget Sound were notified that a float plane...

Coast Guard responds to crashed plane in Mutiny Bay, WA

Coast Guard responds to crashed plane in Mutiny Bay, WA
Coast Guard Air Station Sacramento C-27J Spartan file photo by Lt. Scott Handlin SEATTLE – The Coast Guard is responding to a report of a plane that crashed Sunday afternoon in Mutiny Bay west of Whidbey Island. Wacthstanders at the Coast Guard Sector Puget Sound Command Center received a report at 3:11 p.m. (Pacific Standard Time) that a float plane crashed with nine adults and one child aboard....

Coast Guard responds to pollution after vessel sinks off San Juan Island

Coast Guard responds to pollution after vessel sinks off San Juan Island
SEATTLE — The Coast Guard is responding to a pollution incident off San Juan Island, Washington, after the 49-foot commercial fishing vessel Aleutian Isle sank Saturday near Sunset Point with an estimated 2,600 gallons of diesel and oil on board. All five crewmembers were rescued by a Good Samaritan as the vessel sank. At approximately 2 p.m., watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector Puget Sound received...

Coast Guard rescues injured hiker near Cape Johnson, WA

Coast Guard rescues injured hiker near Cape Johnson, WA
Air Station Port Angeles MH-65 Dolphin helicopter file photo by Chief Petty Officer David Mosley SEATTLE — The Coast Guard rescued an injured hiker from the beach near Cape Johnson in Olympic National Park Monday afternoon. At 1:50 p.m., Coast Guard Sector Puget Sound watchstanders received a call from the Air Force Rescue Coordination Center relaying park rangers’ request for assistance in...

Coast Guard to establish security zones for Fleet Week and Seafair

Coast Guard to establish security zones for Fleet Week and Seafair
Coast Guard crewmembers from Station Seattle monitor boaters on Lake Washington while maintaining a safety perimeter during the annual Seafair, Aug. 3, 2019.  U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Valerie Higdon. SEATTLE — The Coast Guard will enforce multiple safety and security zones on Elliott Bay and Lake Washington during the upcoming Parade of Ships, Fleet Week, and Seafair festival...

Coast Guard responds to crashed plane in Puget Sound

Coast Guard responds to crashed plane in Puget Sound
The Coast Guard responds to a plane that crashed in the Puget Sound near Alki Point in Seattle July 26, 2022.  (U.S. Coast Guard courtesy photo) SEATTLE — The Coast Guard responded to a plane that crashed Tuesday in the Puget Sound near Seattle. Watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector Puget Sound received a report at approximately 4:30 p.m. of a Cessna 150 airplane with one person aboard that crashed...

Coast Guard reminds boaters of cold water drowning danger

Coast Guard reminds boaters of cold water drowning danger
Warmer spring temperatures don’t always mean warmer water temperatures. Boaters are advised to dress for the water temperatures, not the weather. This means wearing wet suits, dry suits, or other types of waterproof, insulated gear. (U.S. Coast Guard graphic by Petty Officer 2nd Class Cory J. Mendenhall) SEATTLE — The Coast Guard would like to remind recreational boaters of the risks associated...

U.S. Coast Guard, Canadian shiprider board stolen vessel

U.S. Coast Guard, Canadian shiprider board stolen vessel
Royal Canadian Mounted Police photo. SEATTLE – Members of the U.S. Coast Guard and Royal Canadian Mounted Police shipriders program, a collaborative U.S. Coast Guard and RCMP cross-border effort, arrested individuals aboard a stolen Canadian sailboat on May 4. A Coast Guard Station Bellingham boatcrew and shipriders from the Royal Canadian Mounted Police were conducting a patrol when they encountered...