Florence, Oregon named nation’s 24th Coast Guard City

Florence, Oregon named nation's 24th Coast Guard City
A new sign recognizing the City of Florence, Ore., as a Coast Guard City welcomes residents and visitors to Florence on Oregon Highway 126 near the Highway 101 junction, Aug. 16, 2017. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 1st Class Levi Read. FLORENCE, Ore. – The Coast Guard designated the City of Florence as an official Coast Guard City at a ceremony held at the Florence Events Center, Wednesday...

Coast Guard announces newest Coast Guard City in Oregon

Coast Guard announces newest Coast Guard City in Oregon
FLORENCE, Ore. – The Coast Guard will be designating the City of Florence as an official Coast Guard City at a ceremony scheduled to be held Aug. 16, 2017. The city will be accepted as the 24th official Coast Guard City and the third one in Oregon joining Astoria and Newport. The designation of the City of Florence coincides with the 100 year anniversary of Coast Guard Station Siuslaw River which...

Coast Guard suspends search for man swept from shore near Cape Perpetua, Ore.

Coast Guard suspends search for man swept from shore near Cape Perpetua, Ore.
WARRENTON, Ore. — The Coast Guard has suspended the search for a 27-year-old male who was swept out to sea near Cape Perpetua, Ore., Thursday. Coast Guard  helicopter and boat crews searched for more than 15 hours alongside Oregon State Police and Yachats Fire departments. Watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector North Bend received the report via 911 dispatch stating that the man had fallen in the...

Coast Guard hoists injured fisherman from vessel over 20 miles off Florence, Ore.

Coast Guard hoists injured fisherman from vessel over 20 miles off Florence, Ore.
NORTH BEND, Ore. — A Coast Guard aircrew hoisted an injured crew member from the 75-foot fishing vessel Leann more than 20 miles off Florence, Thursday. An MH-65 Dolphin helicopter crew from Coast Guard Sector North Bend safely transported the 50-year-old man to medical personnel at Bay Area Hospital in Coos Bay. Watchstanders at Coast Guard Station Coos Bay received the initial notification...

Coast Guard monitoring grounded fishing vessel in Florence, Ore.

Coast Guard monitoring grounded fishing vessel in Florence, Ore.
The 50-foot commercial fishing vessel Ms Nicani after it grounded on a beach north of the Siuslaw River Bar north jetty in Florence, Ore., Sept. 17, 2016. U.S. Coast Guard photos by Senior Chief Petty Officer Timothy Tregoning. FLORENCE, Ore. — Coast Guard personnel are monitoring the 50-foot commercial fishing vessel Ms Nicani after it went aground on a beach north of the Siuslaw River Bar north...

Seven Coast Guard units work together to rescue 3 people and a dog aboard disabled sailboat

Seven Coast Guard units work together to rescue 3 people and a dog aboard disabled sailboat
Coast Guard Cutter Cuttyhunk NORTH BEND, Ore. – Coast Guard air and boat crews worked together to assist three people and a dog aboard a 51-foot sailing vessel that was disabled and adrift about 45 miles west of Siuslaw River, Wednesday. The crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Cuttyhunk, a 110-foot patrol boat homeported in Port Angeles, Wash., is towing the sailing vessel Rogue Scholarship toward Reedsport...

Off-duty Coast Guardsman rescues 2 children from surf near Siuslaw River, Oregon

Off-duty Coast Guardsman rescues 2 children from surf near Siuslaw River, Oregon
Fireman Dana Gagliardi. U.S. Coast Guard photo courtesy of Station Siuslaw River. FLORENCE, Ore. — An off-duty Coast Guardsman rescued two boys after they were swept out by the tide near the Siuslaw River North Jetty, Saturday. Fireman Dana Gagliardi, a member of Coast Guard Station Siuslaw River, returned the boys to their parents on shore and stood by until they were transferred to emergency...

Coast Guard suspends search for missing swimmer near Siuslaw River, Ore.

Coast Guard suspends search for missing swimmer near Siuslaw River, Ore.
NORTH BEND, Ore.— After searching for more than 12 hours, the Coast Guard suspended its search Saturday for a swimmer who went missing Friday night. Several Coast Guard boat and air crews searched more than 100 square miles for a 20-year-old man whose friends reported they lost sight of him after he went swimming at a beach party near the Siuslaw River entrance. “We extend our condolences to...

Coast Guard rescues 2 after vessel sinks near Winchester Bay, Ore.

Coast Guard rescues 2 after vessel sinks near Winchester Bay, Ore.
SEATTLE — A Coast Guard boat crew rescued two fishermen after a 27-foot fishing vessel sank while being towed near the entrance buoy to Umpqua River, Oregon, Tuesday evening. The Coast Guard Station Umpqua River-based 29-foot Foot RBS-II crew safely recovered the two men in minutes and transported them to Station Umpqua River, where they were met by waiting EMS personnel and released in good condition. The...