Coast Guard aircrew hoists 3 fishermen in Willapa Bay, Wash.

Coast Guard aircrew hoists 3 fishermen in Willapa Bay, Wash.
googletag.cmd.push(function() { googletag.display('div-gpt-ad-1461251439213-0'); }); Coast Guard Air Station Astoria MH-60 helicopter file photo SEATTLE – A Coast Guard aircrew rescued three fishermen stranded on rocks in Willapa Bay, Wash., Wednesday evening. An MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter aircrew from Coast Guard Air Station Astoria safely hoisted the three individuals and transported...

Coast Guard medevacs injured fisherman 13 miles west of Grays Harbor

Coast Guard medevacs injured fisherman 13 miles west of Grays Harbor
WARRENTON, Ore. – The Coast Guard medically evacuated an injured fisherman 13 miles west of the Grays Harbor, Washington, entrance, Monday morning. googletag.cmd.push(function() { googletag.display('div-gpt-ad-1461251439213-0'); }); A boat crew aboard a 47-foot Motor Lifeboat from Coast Guard Station Grays Harbor met up with with the commercial fishing vessel Myrna Lynn to transfer...

Coast Guard medevacs ill fisherman off the coast of Grays Harbor, Wash.

Coast Guard medevacs ill fisherman off the coast of Grays Harbor, Wash.
Coast Guard Sector Columbia River MH-60 helicopter file photo WARRENTON, Ore. — The Coast Guard conducted a medevac of an ill fisherman 9 miles off the coast of Grays Harbor, Washington, Monday afternoon. The aircrew aboard an MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter, from Coast Guard Sector Columbia River, successfully hoisted the 43-year-old ill fisherman, who was suffering severe pain in the lower abdomen, and...

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 Medal for Heroism presented to Westport, Wash. Coast Guardsman

Coast Guard Medal for Heroism presented to Westport, Wash. Coast Guardsman
Rear Adm. David Throop, commander Coast Guard 13th District, presents the Coast Guard Medal to Petty Officer 1st Class Jacob Hylkema,  April 6, 2018. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 1st Class Levi Read. WESTPORT, Wash. — The Coast Guard presented the Coast Guard Medal for Heroism to Petty Officer 1st Class Jacob Hylkema at Coast Guard Station Grays Harbor in Westport, Washington on  Friday. The...

Coast Guard rescues 2, saves boat from sinking off Washington coast

Coast Guard rescues 2, saves boat from sinking off Washington coast
Coast Guard 47-Foot Motor Lifeboat File Photo WARRENTON, Ore. – The Coast Guard rescued two people and saved a boat from sinking 15 miles north of the Grays Harbor entrance, in Washington, Saturday morning. Boat crews aboard a 47-foot Motor Lifeboat and a 29-foot Response Boat-Small II from Coast Guard Station Grays Harbor, located in Westport, passed the boaters a dewatering pump that was able to...

Coast Guard member to receive national recognition for at sea rescue

Coast Guard member to receive national recognition for at sea rescue
Petty Officer 2nd Class Jacob Hylkema U.S. Coast Guard photo SEATTLE — The Coast Guard announced Wednesday that the Association for Rescue at Sea has selected Petty Officer 2nd Class Jacob Hylkema, a boatswain’s mate at Coast Guard Station Grays Harbor, to receive the 2016 AFRAS Gold Medal. The AFRAS Gold Medal is awarded annually to a Coast Guard enlisted member who exhibited exceptional courage...

Coast Guard aids mariner after vessel hits object, sinks off southern Washington coast

Coast Guard aids mariner after vessel hits object, sinks off southern Washington coast
One of two sheens potentially from the 45-foot pleasure yacht Sea Crest is spotted on the water the morning after the vessel sank 9 miles off Leadbetter Point State Park, Wash., July 28, 2017. Coast Guard photo courtesy of Lt. Cmdr. James Gibson. WARRENTON, Ore. — Coast Guard crews aided a 67-year-old mariner after his yacht collided with an unknown object and sank 9 miles off Leadbetter Point State...