Coast Guard rescues 3 from boat fire near Port Angeles, WA

Coast Guard rescues 3 from boat fire near Port Angeles, WA
Coast Guard Station Port Angeles boat crew members aboard a 45-foot Response Boat-Medium attempt to extinguish a boat fire using a water pump on Tuesday, May 4.  (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Air Station Port Angeles) PORT ANGELES, Wash. — The Coast Guard rescued three people from a burning vessel Tuesday evening five miles east of Port Angeles. At approximately 6 p.m., watchstanders at Coast Guard...

Coast Guard rescues 2 hikers from ledge in Olympic National Park

Coast Guard rescues 2 hikers from ledge in Olympic National Park
Air Station Port Angeles MH-65 Dolphin helicopter file photo by Chief Petty Officer David MosleySEATTLE — The Coast Guard rescued two hikers from the side of a cliff early Sunday near Hoh Head in Olympic National Park. Rescued were Tessa Allen and Reed Farber, both in their 20s. Olympic National Park Rangers contacted Coast Guard Sector Puget Sound watchstanders at about midnight Sunday requesting...

Coast Guard reminds boaters tribal, Canadian marinas remain off limits

Coast Guard reminds boaters tribal, Canadian marinas remain off limits
SEATTLE — The Coast Guard reminds recreational boaters that some tribal and Canadian marinas remain closed to limit the spread of COVID-19. The order remains in effect despite the reopening of Washington state boat ramps and recreational fishing, which is important when planning recreational fishing and boating voyages this season. As of this date, the Makah Reservation and Neah Bay remain closed...

Coast Guard assists CBP seize meth worth $1.7 million near Port Angeles

Coast Guard assists CBP seize meth worth $1.7 million near Port Angeles
SEATTLE — The Coast Guard assisted U.S. Customs and Border Protection agents with the seizure of a significant amount of methamphetamine west of Port Angeles during a joint interagency operation. After receiving information that suspicious bags were observed near the beach on Apr. 11, a Border Patrol agent arrived and deployed his K-9 partner. The Border Patrol K-9 led the agent to multiple bags...

Coast Guard responds to boat fire, pollution on Vashon Island

Coast Guard responds to boat fire, pollution on Vashon Island
A photo taken by an MH-65 Dolphin helicopter aircrew from Air Station Port Angeles shows a sheen in and around the location of an extinguished boat fire on Vashon Island, WA, on Monday, March 29.  (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Air Station Port Angeles) SEATTLE — The Coast Guard and partner agencies responded to a boat fire Monday morning at Quartermaster Harbor Yacht Club on Vashon Island this morning. At...

Coast Guard rescues 3 people off the coast of La Push, WA

Coast Guard rescues 3 people off the coast of La Push, WA
Members from Coast Guard Station Quillayute River help a man to an awaiting ambulance after the vessel he was on sank on March 20, 2021.  (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Station Quillayute River) SEATTLE — A Coast Guard Station Quillayute River boatcrew rescued three men Saturday afternoon from a sinking vessel five miles off the coast of La Push, Wash. At 2:40 p.m., watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector...

Coast Guard responds to barge collision in Gig Harbor, WA

Coast Guard responds to barge collision in Gig Harbor, WA
SEATTLE — Coast Guard members from Sector Puget Sound responded Monday to a barge allision with private docks and homes near Gig Harbor, Washington. Watchstanders at Sector Puget Sound received notification from Pierce County dispatch that an unmanned gravel barge, under tow by the towing vessel Island Chief, had allided with several privately-owned docks and residences. Initial findings indicate...

Coast Guard rescues kite surfers near Bellingham, WA

Coast Guard rescues kite surfers near Bellingham, WA
Coast Guard Station Bellingham 45-foot Response Boat-Medium file photo photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Nathan W. Bradshaw SEATTLE — A Coast Guard Station Bellingham boatcrew rescued two kite surfers in distress Sunday near Bellingham. Both men were recovered without injury and safely transported to the public peer near Taylor Dock. At 9:51 a.m. watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector Puget Sound received...

Coast Guard, partner agencies respond to vessel fire in Tacom

Coast Guard, partner agencies respond to vessel fire in Tacom
The Coast Guard and partner agencies respond to an active fire Feb. 18, 2021, aboard a commercial fishing vessel moored in Tacoma (Tacoma Fire Department photo) SEATTLE — The Coast Guard and State of Washington partner agencies are responding to an active fire Thursday on board a commercial fishing vessel moored in Tacoma. The fire broke out shortly before midnight aboard the 233-foot ‘Aleutian...