Coast Guard suspends search for missing teen near Long Beach, WA

Coast Guard suspends search for missing teen near Long Beach, WA
Coast Guard MH-60T Jayhawk helicopter file photo ASTORIA, Ore. — The Coast Guard suspended the search Monday evening for a 14-year-old boy reportedly swept offshore while swimming near Long Beach, Washington. The teenager was reported to be missing by his friend who confirmed he was wearing a red swimmers cap, gray T-shirt and black swim shorts. Watchstanders at the Coast Guard Sector Columbia River...

Coast Guard completes 3 rescues during busy crab season opener

Coast Guard completes 3 rescues during busy crab season opener
Coast Guard Station Cape Disappointment 47-foot Motor Lifeboat file photo by Petty Officer 1st Class Levi Read. ASTORIA, Ore. — Rescue crews from Coast Guard Station Cape Disappointment responded to three distress calls during the season opener of the Washington State commercial crab season this past Saturday. The station, located in Ilwaco, Wash., is at the mouth of the Columbia River near several...

Breaking waves: Coast Guard surfmen drive to close gender gap

Breaking waves: Coast Guard surfmen drive to close gender gap
Petty Officer 1st Class Victoria Hansen (right), Surfman #484 and an instructor at the National Motor Life Boat School in Ilwaco, Washington, operates a 47-foot Motor Life Boat in 2019 while training at Benson Beach near Cape Disappointment.  U.S. Coast Guard photo provided by Petty Officer 1st Class Victoria Hansen. By Petty Officer Cynthia Oldham While for decades the Coast Guard has permitted women...

Coast Guard rescues fisherman as vessel sinks near Columbia River entrance

Coast Guard rescues fisherman as vessel sinks near Columbia River entrance
A 47-foot Motor Life Boat crew from U.S. Coast Guard Station Cape Disappointment traversing the bar at the mouth of the Columbia River (U.S. Coast Guard file photo by Chief Petty Officer David Mosley) CAPE DISAPPOINTMENT, Wash. — The Coast Guard rescued a fisherman from the water Tuesday morning after his vessel began taking on water and sank near the Cape Disappointment bar. At 1:30 a.m., watchstanders...

Cape Disappointment State Park remind public that Coast Guard property is off limits

Cape Disappointment State Park remind public that Coast Guard property is off limits
A 47-foot Motor Life Boat crew from U.S. Coast Guard Station Cape Disappointment in Ilwaco, Wash., passes beneath the Cape Disappointment Lighthouse while traversing the bar at the mouth of the Columbia River. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Chief Petty Officer David Mosley) ASTORIA, Ore. — Coast Guard and Cape Disappointment State Park officials would like to remind park visitors that the Coast Guard...

Coast Guard rescues 2 people, 1 dog from vessel off Oregon coast

Coast Guard rescues 2 people, 1 dog from vessel off Oregon coast
Coast Guard Sector Columbia River MH-60 helicopter file photo SEATTLE — A Coast Guard aircrew hoisted two people and their dog early Saturday morning from their boat several miles off the coast of northwest Oregon. On Friday at 2:30 p.m., watchstanders at the Coast Guard Sector Columbia River Command Center received notification that a 56-year-old female and a 55-year-old male aboard a 44-foot recreational...

Memorial service to be held for lost Oregon, Washington Coast Guardsmen

Memorial service to be held for lost Oregon, Washington Coast Guardsmen
Members of Coast Guard Station Cape Disappointment prepare for a 21-gun salute during the memorial ceremony in 2016.  (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Jonathan Klingenberg) WARRENTON, Ore. — The Coast Guard is scheduled to host a memorial service Saturday at 10 a.m., at the Lewis & Clark Interpretive Center in Ilwaco, Washington, in tribute to Coast Guardsmen and mariners who...

Coast Guard vessel capsizes near 36th Street pier in Astoria

Coast Guard vessel capsizes near 36th Street pier in Astoria
Coast Guard AtoN Team Astoria 26-foot Trailerable Aids to Navigation Boat file photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Trevor Lilburn. ASTORIA, Ore. — A Coast Guard Aids to Navigation Team Astoria 26-foot Trailerable Aids to Navigation Boat capsized Saturday with four crew members aboard near Pier 39 in Astoria. Four Coast Guardsmen were aboard the vessel conducting routine operations when the capsizing...

Coast Guard rescues man from sailing vessel near Long Beach, Wash

Coast Guard rescues man from sailing vessel near Long Beach, Wash
A Coast Guard 47-foot Motor Life Boat crew, from Station Cape Disappointment Long Beach, Wash. — The Coast Guard rescued a man after his sailing vessel became disabled dangerously close to the surf near Peacock Spit Friday about one mile from the shore near Cape Disappointment. The man contacted watchstanders at Coast Guard Station Cape Disappointment by cell phone at approximately 2:45 p.m. His...