13th District Coast Guard has busy weekend, stresses use of lifesaving equipment

13th District Coast Guard has busy weekend, stresses use of lifesaving equipment
googletag.cmd.push(function() { googletag.display('div-gpt-ad-1461251439213-0'); }); Air Station Port Angeles MH-65 Dolphin helicopter file photo by Chief Petty Officer David Mosley SEATTLE — Coast Guard rescue crews across Washington responded to multiple cases this weekend involving mariners not wearing lifejackets and deficiencies of lifesaving equipment found aboard vessels. With...

Coast Guard suspends search near Blake Island, Wash., for missing cargo vessel crew member

Coast Guard suspends search near Blake Island, Wash., for missing cargo vessel crew member
SEATTLE – The Coast Guard has suspended the search, that was initiated Thursday evening, for a crew member missing from a cargo vessel anchored north of Blake Island State Park. After conducting 25 searches throughout the night and morning utilizing assets from Coast Guard Air Station Port Angeles, Coast Guard Station Seattle and the Coast Guard Cutter Wahoo, the search for the Philippine native...

Coast Guard crews respond to capsized vessel in Burien, Wash

Coast Guard crews respond to capsized vessel in Burien, Wash
Coast Guard Station Seattle 45-foot Response Boat-Medium File Photo SEATTLE – Coast Guard air and boat crews rescued one woman and recovered one man after their 15-foot paddleboat was reportedly beset by weather near Three Tree Point in Burien, Wash., Sunday morning. An MH-65 Dolphin helicopter crew from Coast Guard Air Station Port Angeles and a Coast Guard Station Seattle rescue boat crew aboard...

Coast Guard, local agencies rescue two wind surfers north of Everett, Wash.

Coast Guard, local agencies rescue two wind surfers north of Everett, Wash.
A Tulalip Fire Department boat crew transports a wind surfer who had gone missing off Kayak Point, north of Everett, Wash., Nov. 19, 2017. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Evan Estep SEATTLE — Coast Guard air and boat crews, as well as a Snohomish County Marine Unit and a Tulalip Fire Department boat crew, rescued two male wind surfers after they went missing near Kayak Point, north...

12-year-old boy calls 911, Coast Guard rescues parents from overturned kayaks

12-year-old boy calls 911, Coast Guard rescues parents from overturned kayaks
64-foot Special Purpose Craft-Screening Vessel file photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Amanda Norcross SEATTLE — A Coast Guard Maritime Force Protection Unit (MFPU) Bangor boat crew rescued two adults after their kayaks overturned near Point No Point in Washington, Sunday. The couple’s 12-year-old son contacted 911 on a cell phone and Coast Guard boat crews rescued and safely transferred the...

Coast Guard seeks public’s help in search for missing mariner

Coast Guard seeks public's help in search for missing mariner
Coast Guard 25-foot Response Boat-Small File Photo SEATTLE — The Coast Guard is seeking the public’s help to assist in the search for Bryan Halligan, a 52-year-old male that was last seen leaving his home to the Harbor Village Marina in Bothell, Sunday. The man was expected to be attending Seafair activities aboard his 17-foot white Bayliner with blue and gray vinyl seats and a hull number...

Response crews see an increase of arrests on Lake Washington during Seafair

Response crews see an increase of arrests on Lake Washington during Seafair
Petty Officer 2nd Drew Allen and Petty Officer 2nd Class Jordan Kuehl perform field sobriety tests on a boater during Seattle’s Seafair, Aug. 5, 2017.  (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Lara Davis) SEATTLE – Coast Guard personnel, working with local and state law enforcement agencies, saw an almost 70% increase in arrests on Lake Washington during the Seafair events this past...

Coast Guard rescues skier after 100 MPH crash at World Ski Racing Championship

Coast Guard rescues skier after 100 MPH crash at World Ski Racing Championship
Emergency medical service personnel transport an injured Australian skier to an ambulance  July 29, 2017. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Evan Estep. SEATTLE — A Coast Guard boat crew rescued an injured Australian skier from the water after they crashed at approximately 100 MPH during the World Ski Racing Championship in Tacoma, Saturday. A 45-foot Response Boat-Medium crew from...

Coast Guard issues violations, stresses water safety before record heat wave hits Washington

Coast Guard issues violations, stresses water safety before record heat wave hits Washington
Key pieces of boating safety equipment, including a lifejacket, a first aid kit, a fire extinguisher, pyrotechnics and other visual distress signals, a fog horn and a life ring. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Seaman Sarah Wilson) SEATTLE — The Coast Guard responded to three separate reports of disabled and adrift vessels in Washington, Friday afternoon, rescuing a total of eight adults and three...