Coast Guard to conduct maritime security exercise off Port Angeles, WA

Coast Guard to conduct maritime security exercise off Port Angeles, WA
SEATTLE — The Coast Guard will be conducting a maritime security exercise Tuesday evening approximately 25 miles west of Port Angeles offshore. The exercise will simulate the boarding of a non-compliant fishing vessel to apprehend persons of interest suspected of transporting toxic industrial chemicals and military-grade weapons into Puget Sound. Units involved in the exercise: Coast Guard Maritime...

Coast Guard rescues 3 from boat fire near Port Angeles, WA

Coast Guard rescues 3 from boat fire near Port Angeles, WA
Coast Guard Station Port Angeles boat crew members aboard a 45-foot Response Boat-Medium attempt to extinguish a boat fire using a water pump on Tuesday, May 4.  (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Air Station Port Angeles) PORT ANGELES, Wash. — The Coast Guard rescued three people from a burning vessel Tuesday evening five miles east of Port Angeles. At approximately 6 p.m., watchstanders at Coast Guard...

Coast Guard assists CBP seize meth worth $1.7 million near Port Angeles

Coast Guard assists CBP seize meth worth $1.7 million near Port Angeles
SEATTLE — The Coast Guard assisted U.S. Customs and Border Protection agents with the seizure of a significant amount of methamphetamine west of Port Angeles during a joint interagency operation. After receiving information that suspicious bags were observed near the beach on Apr. 11, a Border Patrol agent arrived and deployed his K-9 partner. The Border Patrol K-9 led the agent to multiple bags...

Coast Guard, partner agencies suspend search for missing pilot

Coast Guard, partner agencies suspend search for missing pilot
Air Station Port Angeles MH-65 Dolphin helicopter file photo by Chief Petty Officer David Mosley SEATTLE — The U.S. Coast Guard and partner agencies suspended search efforts at 4 p.m. Wednesday for a missing pilot in the Strait of Juan de Fuca. The man took off mid-day Tuesday in his Cessna 170A from Ketchikan, Alaska, with the intended destination of Port Angeles. “Suspending search efforts...

Coast Guard, partner agencies continue search for missing pilot

Coast Guard, partner agencies continue search for missing pilot
Coast Guard Cutter Terrapin file photo SEATTLE — The Coast Guard and partner agencies continue the search for a missing man who was flying from Alaska to Washington State Tuesday evening. The man took off mid-day in his Cessna 170A from Ketchikan, Alaska, with the intended destination of Port Angeles. A mayday call from the man was relayed to Coast Guard units in Seattle shortly before 5 p.m. Tuesday...

Coast Guard, locals search for missing kayaker near Freshwater Bay, WA

Coast Guard, locals search for missing kayaker near Freshwater Bay, WA
Coast Guard Air Station Port Angeles MH-65 Dolphin helicopter file photo by Chief Petty Officer David Mosley PORT ANGELES, Wash. — The Coast Guard and local authorities are searching near Freshwater Bay Tuesday for a missing Kayaker who failed to return Wednesday night from his planned trip from Freshwater Bay to Ediz Hook. Missing is Matthew Hamilton, 31. He is reported to be wearing a black and...

Coast Guard rescues boy stranded at Salt Creek Recreational Area

Coast Guard rescues boy stranded at Salt Creek Recreational Area
Air Station Port Angeles MH-65 Dolphin helicopter file photo by Chief Petty Officer David Mosley SEATTLE – The Coast Guard rescued a 12-year-old boy Monday afternoon stranded on the rocks at Salt Creek Recreation Area in Port Angeles. A Coast Guard Air Station Port Angeles MH-65 Dolphin helicopter crew hoisted the boy from the rocks and transported him to safety. At 12:53 p.m., watchstanders...

Coast Guard rescues 3, 1 dead after boat hits salmon pen in Port Angeles Harbor

Coast Guard rescues 3, 1 dead after boat hits salmon pen in Port Angeles Harbor
SEATTLE — Coast Guard crews rescued two adults and one child after a 20-foot personal craft allided with a salmon pen resulting in the death of one adult male in Port Angeles Harbor, Tuesday night. A Coast Guard Air Station Port Angeles MH-65 Dolphin helicopter crew diverted from training Tuesday after observing a person on the boat attempting CPR on an unresponsive individual. The aircrew lowered...

Coast Guard medically evacuates 29-year-old man from commercial freighter

Coast Guard medically evacuates 29-year-old man from commercial freighter
Coast Guard Response Boat-Medium file photo SEATTLE — Crew members from Coast Guard Station Port Angeles medically evacuated a 29-year-old Chinese man from the 665-foot freighter Great Fluency, in the Straight of Juan De Fuca, Washington, Sunday morning. The man was reportedly exposed to phosphene gas and was safely transported to Olympic Medical Center in Port Angeles for further medical attention. At...