Coast Guard assists after fishing vessel sinks near Florence, Oregon

Coast Guard assists after fishing vessel sinks near Florence, Oregon
Coast Guard Air Facility Newport MH-65 Dolphin helicopter file photo. ASTORIA, Ore. — Coast Guard crews responded to a fishing vessel crew who abandoned ship in the early morning hours Monday near Florence. At approximately 1:50 a.m., watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector North Bend received a distress call from the captain of fishing vessel Aquarius stating all crew members were abandoning ship. The...

The Creed

The Creed
Petty Officer 1st Class Adam Preiser (surfman #535) operates a 47-foot Motor Lifeboat in the surf near Brookings, Oregon. (U.S. Coast Guard photo courtesy of Bruce Beck Photography. Public Domain use approved by Mr. Bruce Beck) Years ago a visitor from Central Oregon stood on the Depoe Bay Bridge, which runs along the Pacific Coast Highway, otherwise known as State Highway 101. She looked out to see...

More than a Pin

More than a Pin
Petty Officers 2nd Class Enrique Lemos and Aaron Hadden receive their surfman pins during a small ceremony at Coast Guard Station Umpqua River April 1, 2020.  (U.S. Coast Guard photo courtesy of Station Umpqua River) Story by Petty Officer 1st Class Levi Read The call for assistance from the fishing vessel Brenna A had already come in, and the Coast Guard Station Umpqua River crews were preparing...

Coast Guard, Good Samaritans rescue 6 from vessel sunk at Umpqua River Bar

Coast Guard, Good Samaritans rescue 6 from vessel sunk at Umpqua River Bar
Station Umpqua River 47-foot motor lifeboat file photo by Petty Officer First Class Shawn Eggert. NORTH BEND, Ore. – The Coast Guard and good Samaritans rescued six people from a boat which sank at the jetty point of the Umpqua River Bar, Friday morning. Coast Guard Station Umpqua River crewmembers aboard a 47-foot Motor Lifeboat rescued four survivors, two separate good Samaritan vessels each pulled...

Coast Guard rescues fisherman during late night rescue near Winchester Bay, Ore.

Coast Guard rescues fisherman during late night rescue near Winchester Bay, Ore.
Station Umpqua River 47-Foot Motor Lifeboat file photo NORTH BEND, Ore. — The Coast Guard rescued a fisherman late Friday night after his vessel started taking on water 3 miles north of the Umpqua River entrance. A boat crew aboard a 47-foot Motor Lifeboat, from Coast Guard Station Umpqua River, located the fisherman, sent over a dewatering pump and towed the 65-foot fishing vessel Frank F into port. Watchstanders...

Coast Guard responds to capsized vessel on Umpqua River, Ore.

Coast Guard responds to capsized vessel on Umpqua River, Ore.
Coast Guard 47-foot Motor Lifeboat file photo by Cmdr. Brendan Hilleary WINCHESTER BAY, Ore. — Coast Guard crews responded to a 16-foot aluminum boat that capsized with four people aboard at the mouth of the Umpqua River, Thursday. A 47-Foot Motor Lifeboat crew from Coast Guard Station Umpqua River rescued three men found clinging to the capsized vessel, the fourth passenger, a woman, was found unresponsive,...

Coast Guard law enforcement team assists woman, investigates fisherman for BUI off of Oregon Coast

Coast Guard law enforcement team assists woman, investigates fisherman for BUI off of Oregon Coast
Station Umpqua River 47-Foot Motor Lifeboat file photo NORTH BEND, Ore. — A Coast Guard law enforcement team assisted an injured woman and are investigating the circumstances surrounding a commercial fisherman allegedly boating under the influence 12 miles off the Oregon Coast, Friday morning. A boat crew and law enforcement team aboard a 47-foot Motor Lifeboat from Coast Guard Station Umpqua River...

Coast Guard medevacs man suffering possible heart attack off Reedsport, Ore.

Coast Guard medevacs man suffering possible heart attack off Reedsport, Ore.
Station Umpqua River 47-Foot Motor Lifeboat file photo NORTH BEND, Ore. — Coast Guard crews medevaced a man suffering from symptoms of a possible heart attack from a fishing vessel 18 miles off Reedsport, Friday night. A 47-foot Motor Lifeboat crew from Coast Guard Station Umpqua River, along with a rescue swimmer from an MH-65 Dolphin helicopter aircrew out of Coast Guard Sector North Bend, safely...

Coast Guard rescues injured fishermen from pleasure craft near Winchester Bay, Ore.

Coast Guard rescues injured fishermen from pleasure craft near Winchester Bay, Ore.
WARRENTON, Ore. — The Coast Guard rescued a 59-year-old man who injured his arm near the Umqua River jetty outside of Winchester Bay. The man, who suffered a severe injury to his arm, was transported back to Coast Guard Station Umpqua River where he was met by local emergency medical services and then transported man to local urgent care. Station Umpqua River watchstanders received the request for...