Coast Guard enforces 200-yard safety zone at Port of Vancouver

Coast Guard enforces 200-yard safety zone at Port of Vancouver
US Coast Guard 29-Foot Response Boat-Small file photo VANCOUVER, Wash. — The Coast Guard is enforcing a 200-yard safety zone Tuesday around Berth 9 at the Port of Vancouver. A law enforcement team from Coast Guard Station Portland is on scene and working with local law enforcement to remove uncooperative protestors, who were hanging from hammocks at the pier and chaining themselves to the pilings....

Coast Guard, Sauvie Island FD rescue 2 women out of Willamette River

Coast Guard, Sauvie Island FD rescue 2 women out of Willamette River
US Coast Guard Station Portland 29-Foot Response Boat-Small file photo PORTLAND, Ore. — Coast Guard and Sauvie Island Volunteer Fire Department crews rescued two women out of the Multnomah Channel on the Willamette River after their 16-foot aluminum skiff overturned early Saturday morning. The two women were pulled from the water by the Sauvie Island firefighters and treated for symptoms related...

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 boat crew medevacs beach goer near Kelly Point Park in Portland

Coast Guard boat crew medevacs beach goer near Kelly Point Park in Portland
US Coast Guard 29-Foot Response Boat-Small file photo PORTLAND, Ore. – A Coast Guard boat crew medically evacuated a man reportedly suffering from symptoms of heat stroke on the beach near Kelly Point, in Portland, Sunday evening. A Coast Guard Station Portland boat crew aboard a 29-foot Response Boat-small II located the individual and transported him to Cathedral Park, where Emergency Medical...

Coast Guard rescues 3 from Vancouver side of Columbia River

Coast Guard rescues 3 from Vancouver side of Columbia River
A boat sits tied to a piling on the Vancouver side of the Columbia River after a Coast Guard Station Portland boat crew, rescued three people off the boat, March 31, 2018. PORTLAND, Ore. — The Coast Guard rescued three boaters, Saturday evening, after their boat started taking on water near the United Grain Facility near the Port of Vancouver, Washington. A Coast Guard Station Portland boat crew...

Coast Guard responds to bulk carrier aground in Columbia River near Crims Island

Coast Guard responds to bulk carrier aground in Columbia River near Crims Island
US Coast Guard 29-Foot Response Boat-Small file photo WARRENTON, Ore. — Coast Guard personnel responded to a vessel aground in the Columbia River near Crims Island at river mile marker 54.5, Thursday night. The 656-foot Liberian-flagged KM London ran aground on the north side of the navigational channel outbound the Columbia River laden with wheat, and there are no signs of pollution. The Columbia...

Coast Guard rescues boater after sailing vessel capsizes on the Columbia River

Coast Guard rescues boater after sailing vessel capsizes on the Columbia River
USCG File Photo DEER ISLAND, Ore. — A Coast Guard boat crew rescued one mariner from the water on the Columbia River near Deer Island, Monday evening. Coast Guard Station Portland crewmembers aboard a 29-foot Response Boat-Small arrived on scene, pulled the man aboard their vessel and transported him to Kalama, Washington, where emergency medical services were waiting to take him to a local hospital. At...

Coast Guard, locals rescue man from car in water near Portland, Ore.

Coast Guard, locals rescue man from car in water near Portland, Ore.
PORTLAND, Ore. — Coast Guard and multiple local agency personnel rescued a man from his car, after it had gone into the Multnomah Channel just north of Sauvie Island Bridge near Portland, Friday. A 29-Foot Response Boat-Small II crew from Coast Guard Station Portland pulled the man from the water and safely transferred him to emergency medical service personnel, who transported him to Legacy Emanuel...

Coast Guard suspends search for man missing on the Columbia River near Portland, Ore.

Coast Guard suspends search for man missing on the Columbia River near Portland, Ore.
PORTLAND, Ore. — The Coast Guard has suspended its search Monday morning for a missing man whose 16-foot boat found unmanned and adrift in the Columbia River east of the I-205 bridge. The missing man, Brian Schmitz, 52, from Sandy, has not been seen or heard from in more than 24 hours with evidence indicating that he had likely fallen overboard. Personnel at Coast Guard Sector Columbia River were...