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...

Coast Guard, Pacific County responders assist kayaker in Willapa Bay

Coast Guard, Pacific County responders assist kayaker in Willapa Bay
Coast Guard Sector Columbia River MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter file photo WARRENTON, Ore. — Coast Guard personnel and a Pacific County beach rescue team assisted a kayaker to safety after he overturned in Willapa Bay, Sunday evening. A Pacific County rescuer aboard a personal watercraft assisted the kayaker to shore after a Coast Guard rescue swimmer from an MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter from Coast Guard...

Coast Guard medevacs injured worker aboard anchored ship in Columbia River

Coast Guard medevacs injured worker aboard anchored ship in Columbia River
Coast Guard Station Cape Disappointment 47-foot Motor Lifeboat file photo. ASTORIA, Ore. — The Coast Guard assisted and transported an injured man aboard an anchored ship at the Astoria anchorage on the Columbia River, early Monday morning. A boat crew aboard a 47-foot Motor Lifeboat, from Coast Guard Station Cape Disappointment, transported 11 members of the Clatsop County high-angle rescue team...

Crane barge arrives in Astoria for oil spill response

Crane barge arrives in Astoria for oil spill response
Oil spill responders from the National Response Corporation Environmental Services lay out pompoms, used to collect oil product during oil spill cleanup operations, around a dilapidated pier west of the Cannery Pier Hotel & Spa near Astoria, Ore., Jan. 28, 2018. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 1st Class Levi Read. WARRENTON, Ore. – A crane barge and other large equipment have arrived...

Triumph tows disabled dragger through deep draft bar

Triumph tows disabled dragger through deep draft bar
A Coast Guard boat crew aboard the Triumph II, a 52-foot Motor Life Boat from Coast Guard Cape Disappointment, conducting a tow off the Pacific Northwest coast, Dec. 10, 2017. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Matthew Fishler ILWACO, Wash. — The Coast Guard towed a 58-foot fishing vessel after the crew lost use of their main engine about 17 miles west of Willapa Bay, Sunday. A boat...