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...

Coast Guard, partner agencies suspend search for missing person

Coast Guard, partner agencies suspend search for missing person
Coast Guard Cutter Osprey file photo by Petty Officer Robert K. Lanier SEATTLE — The Coast Guard and partner agencies suspended search efforts at 9:17 a.m. Wednesday for a missing mariner in Lake Washington. A Formula One jet boat was found bumping against a dock Tuesday near Juanita Bay; the engine was running in neutral with a cellphone and wallet on board. “Suspending search efforts is always...

Coast Guard medevacs woman from container ship off WA coast

Coast Guard medevacs woman from container ship off WA coast
Air Station Port Angeles MH-65 Dolphin helicopter file photo by Chief Petty Officer David Mosley SEATTLE — A Coast Guard aircrew medevaced a woman from a ship Saturday afternoon experiencing breathing difficulty and temporary unconsciousness off the Washington coast near Neah Bay. Watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector Puget Sound command center received a call at 11:30 a.m. from the ship’s health...

Coast Guard responds to sunken pier in Anacortes, WA

Coast Guard responds to sunken pier in Anacortes, WA
SEATTLE — The Coast Guard responded Wednesday to a sunken pier and multiple vessels affected by high winds and tidal surges created by a storm that moved across the Pacific Northwest Tuesday. A 300-foot by 50-foot concrete floating pier submerged early Wednesday morning in the area of Lovric’s Sea-Craft in Anacortes with three vessels moored to it. A tug boat, the Hellen S, was tangled up...

Coast Guard suspends search for missing Tulalip Tribal Officer

Coast Guard suspends search for missing Tulalip Tribal Officer
Coast Guard Cutter Sea Lion file photo SEATTLE — The Coast Guard has suspended its search for a Tulalip Tribal Police Department Officer missing in the waters near Naval Station Everett on the Snohomish River. Of the two crew members who went missing after their vessel capsized in rough waters, only one has been recovered. At 8:48 p.m. Tuesday, watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector Puget Sound received...