Coast Guard welcomes new commander to Sector Puget Sound

Coast Guard welcomes new commander to Sector Puget Sound
Capt. Patrick Hilbert and Capt. Mark McDonnell shake hands, concluding a change of command ceremony held at Base Seattle, June 15, 2023.  (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. During the ceremony, Capt. Mark McDonnell relieved Capt. Patrick Hilbert...

Unified Command stands down for vessel fire in Tacoma

Unified Command stands down for vessel fire in Tacoma
US Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer Diolanda Caballero. SEATTLE — The Unified Command composed of Tacoma Fire Department, U.S. Coast Guard Sector Puget Sound, Washington Department of Ecology and Puyallup Tribe of Indians, with support from several other agencies, which was stood up to respond to the April 8 fire aboard the fishing vessel Kodiak Enterprise moored in the Hylebos Waterway in Tacoma,...

Coast Guard rescues 2 people from rowboat in Hood Canal

Coast Guard rescues 2 people from rowboat in Hood Canal
Air Station Port Angeles MH-65 Dolphin helicopter file photo by Chief Petty Officer David Mosley SEATTLE — The Coast Guard rescued two people Sunday who were unable to maneuver their rowboat due to weather conditions in the Hood Canal. Watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector Puget Sound received a report at 6:18 p.m. of two people aboard a rowboat in Hood Canal who were struggling to maneuver their vessel...

Coast Guard rescues 1 person, 2 dogs from Canadian waters

Coast Guard rescues 1 person, 2 dogs from Canadian waters
Petty Officer 3rd Class Austen Marshall, an avionics electrical technician and a flight mechanic at Coast Guard Air Station Port Angeles, sits near a dog his aircrew rescued from a grounded sailing vessel near Vancouver Island, British Columbia, Dec. 28, 2022.  (U.S. Coast Guard courtesy photo) SEATTLE — The Coast Guard rescued one person and two dogs Wednesday from a grounded sailing vessel offshore...

Coast Guard, other agencies rescue 3 people, dog from sinking vessel

Coast Guard, other agencies rescue 3 people, dog from sinking vessel
A 45-foot Response Boat-Medium crew from Coast Guard Station Bellingham tows a vessel that was sinking near Sucia Island in the San Juan Islands, Washington Oct. 4, 2022. (U.S.Coast Guard courtesy photo) SEATTLE — The Coast Guard and other agencies rescued three people and a dog Tuesday from a sinking vessel in Echo Bay on Sucia Island. Watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector Puget Sound received a report...

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...