Coast Guard honors Silver Lifesaving Medal recipient at memorial service in Astoria

Coast Guard honors Silver Lifesaving Medal recipient at memorial service in Astoria
Lt. Jessica Shafer, commander of Coast Guard Station Cape Disappointment, and Lt. Cmdr. Thomas Condit, branch chief of MobileTraining Unit at Training Center Cape May, N.J., cradle the American flag and Gordon Huggins’ remains during a memorial service at Barbey Maritime Center in Astoria, Ore., March 30, 2019. ASTORIA, Ore. — The Coast Guard rendered military honors during a memorial service for...

Coast Guard rescues sailor in distress west of Columbia River entrance

Coast Guard rescues sailor in distress west of Columbia River entrance
Coast Guard Station Cape Disappointment 47-Foot Motor Lifeboat file photo WARRENTON, Ore. — The Coast Guard rescued a sailor Saturday evening after his sailing vessel started taking on water 10 miles west of the Columbia River entrance. A boat crew aboard a 47-foot Motor Lifeboat from Coast Guard Station Cape Disappointment helped dewater the vessel and towed it to safety. Watchstanders at Coast...

Coast Guard assists 17 fishermen off Pacific Northwest Coast since Sunday

Coast Guard assists 17 fishermen off Pacific Northwest Coast since Sunday
A boat crew aboard the 52-Foot Motor Life Boat Victory from Coast Guard Station Yaquina Bay tows the 42-foot commercial fishing vessel Triggerfish into Newport, Ore., Jan. 24, 2019. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Chief Warrant Officer Tom Molloy. SEATTLE — Coast Guard crews along the Oregon and Washington coasts assisted 17 fisherman in five responses since Sunday. Response efforts included crews from...

Coast Guard aircrew rescues two surfers near Indian Beach, Ore.

Coast Guard aircrew rescues two surfers near Indian Beach, Ore.
Coast Guard Sector Columbia River MH-60 helicopter file photo WARRENTON, Ore. — The Coast Guard rescued two surfers in distress near Indian Beach, just north of Cannon Beach, Saturday afternoon. An aircrew aboard an MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter from Coast Guard Sector Columbia River safely completed two hoists and transported the surfers to the Sector in Warrenton where they declined medical care and...

Stranded male calls Coast Guard, gets hoisted from Clatsop Spit, Oregon

Stranded male calls Coast Guard, gets hoisted from Clatsop Spit, Oregon
Coast Guard Air Station Astoria MH-60 helicopter file photo WARRENTON, Ore. — A Coast Guard aircrew hoisted an individual who became stranded on a sand bar on Clatsop Spit, near Fort Stevens, Tuesday morning. An MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter crew from Coast Guard Air Station Astoria hoisted and safely transferred the 18-year-old male to Fort Stevens, where he was reunited with his family. Coast Guard...

Coast Guard, Coast Guard Auxiliary to patrol Columbia River as salmon run ramps up

Coast Guard, Coast Guard Auxiliary to patrol Columbia River as salmon run ramps up
A Coast Guard Auxiliary member passes out boating safety information to a boater preparing to launch his personal fishing vessel at the boat launch in the Port of Chinook, Wash., Aug 17, 2018. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Trevor Lilburn. WARRENTON, Ore. — The Coast Guard and the Coast Guard Auxiliary are conducting routine patrols on the Columbia River as the Buoy 10 salmon season...

Coast Guard rescues 5 kayakers near Cape Disappointment State Park

Coast Guard rescues 5 kayakers near Cape Disappointment State Park
Coast Guard Station Cape Disappointment 29-foot Response Boat Small-II File Photo WARRENTON, Ore. — The Coast Guard rescued three children and two adults who capsized while kayaking near Waikiki Beach in Cape Disappointment State Park in, Ilwaco, Washington, Wednesday afternoon. All five individuals, who were wearing lifejackets, were safely rescued and transported to Coast Guard Station Cape Disappointment...

Coast Guard Station Cape Disappointment transfers command during ceremony

Coast Guard Station Cape Disappointment transfers command during ceremony
Capt. William Timmons, commander Sector Columbia River, Lt. Cmdr. Thomas Condit, commanding officer Station Cape Disappointment and Lt. Jessica Shafer salute the flag during the playing of the national anthem at the station’s change of command ceremony held in Ilwaco, Wash., June 18, 2018.U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 1st Class Levi Read. WARRENTON, Ore. — The crew of Coast Guard...

Coast Guard monitors efforts to confirm location of sunken vessel in Willapa Bay

Coast Guard monitors efforts to confirm location of sunken vessel in Willapa Bay
29-foot Response Boat Small-II File Photo SEATTLE — Coast Guard personnel continue to monitor the response to the report of the overdue fishing vessel Kelli J after a boat crew contracted through the vessel owner’s insurance company located a large unknown object in the area of a previously sighted pollution and debris in the water of Willapa Bay, Tuesday. Global Diving and Salvage personnel...