Coast Guard locates missing adults, children west of Winchester Bay, Ore.

Coast Guard locates missing adults, children west of Winchester Bay, Ore.
NORTH BEND, Ore. — A Coast Guard aircrew located four missing boaters from Tennessee in good condition 35 miles west of Winchester Bay, Thursday afternoon. A 47-foot Motor Life Boat crew from Coast Guard Station Umpqua River, in Winchester Bay, is towing the 25-foot pleasure craft The Big Kahuna back to the station and is expected to arrive around 6 p.m. “We’re honored to send our boat out there...

Coast Guard Station Umpqua River holds change-of-command ceremony

Coast Guard Station Umpqua River holds change-of-command ceremony
Rear Adm. Richard Gromlich, commander of the Coast Guard 13th District, looks on as Master Chief Petty Officer James Clemens (left),, shakes hands with Senior Chief Petty Officer David Pierias(U.S Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 1st Class George Degener) WINCHESTER BAY, Ore – Senior Chief Petty Officer David Pierias relieved Master Chief Petty Officer James Clemens as officer-in-charge of Coast...

Station Umpqua River to hold change-of-command and change-of-watch ceremony

Station Umpqua River to hold change-of-command and change-of-watch ceremony
Master Chief Petty Officer James Clemens, the outgoing Ancient Keeper. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Patrick Kelley. WINCHESTER BAY, Ore. — Coast Guard Station Umpqua River will hold a change-of-command and change-of-watch ceremony, Friday. Senior Chief Petty Officer David Pierias will relieve Master Chief Petty Officer James Clemens as officer-in-charge, and Clemens will retire...

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...

Coast Guard terminates fishing vessel voyage off central Oregon Coast

Coast Guard terminates fishing vessel voyage off central Oregon Coast
The Coast Guard Cutter Cuttyhunk conducting a living marine resource patrol, enforcing fishing and safety regulations on commercial fishing vessels working off the coast of Oregon. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 1st Class David MosleyWARRENTON, Ore. — The crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Cuttyhunk while on patrol off of Winchester Bay, terminated the voyage of a fishing vessel for safety gear...

Coast Guard announces pilot program use of NIXLE for bar reports on Oregon Coast

Coast Guard announces pilot program use of NIXLE for bar reports on Oregon Coast
SEATTLE — The Coast Guard will begin use of NIXLE to provide publicly accessible reports on the Umpqua River Bar conditions Friday. Coast Guard Station Umpqua River has begun broadcasting bar reports, bar conditions and restrictions using the technology provided by the website Nixle http://www.nixle.com/ as part of a pilot program that will run from Nov. 27, 2014, to Jan. 27, 2015. Additional stations...

Coast Guardsmen participate in Special Olympics Law Enforcement Torch Run in Oregon

Coast Guardsmen participate in Special Olympics Law Enforcement Torch Run in Oregon
NORTH BEND, Ore. — Crewmembers from seven Oregon-based Coast Guard units assisted in running the Special Olympics’ Flame of Hope torch during a weeklong relay that started at the Oregon-California border and ended in Depoe Bay, Monday. The torch traveled successfully along the coast throughout the area of responsibility of Coast Guard Sector North Bend. Coast Guardsmen assigned to Coast Guard...

Coast Guardsman convicted in Seattle court-martial

Coast Guardsman convicted in Seattle court-martial
SEATTLE — A Coast Guardsman was convicted of assault consummated by battery and sentenced by a military judge to 60 days restriction, forfeiture of $100 pay per month for six months, reduction in pay-grade to E-4, and a reprimand after pleading guilty at a special court-martial, Tuesday. A pre-trial agreement limited the forfeiture and reduction in pay-grade portions of the sentence to forfeiture...

Coast Guard recognizes top enlisted, reserve enlisted and civilian performers

Coast Guard recognizes top enlisted, reserve enlisted and civilian performers
WASHINGTON — U.S. Coast Guard Commandant Adm. Bob Papp and Master Chief Petty Officer of the Coast Guard Michael P. Leavitt meritoriously advanced the 2012 Coast Guard Enlisted Person of the Year and 2012 Reserve Enlisted Person of the Year to chief petty officers at a ceremony held Friday at Coast Guard Headquarters. Petty Officer 1st Class Benjamin Snider, the 2012 Enlisted Person of the Year,...