Coast Guard completes marathon tow to rescue disabled fishing vessel off Oregon coast

Coast Guard completes marathon tow to rescue disabled fishing vessel off Oregon coast
NEWPORT, Ore. — Coast Guard crew members aboard three separate vessels rescued a 50-foot commercial fishing vessel disabled 116 miles west of Newport Wednesday. The 41-ton commercial fishing vessel, Ruby Lily, which reported 6 tons of albacore tuna and three crew members aboard, was safely moored in Yaquina Bay after a four-day opperation. Watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector Columbia River received...

Yaquina Bay Officer in Charge Recounts Mary B II Case During Testimony

Yaquina Bay Officer in Charge Recounts Mary B II Case During Testimony
PORTLAND, Ore. — The Coast Guard Station Yaquina Bay Officer-in-Charge, Chief Warrant Officer Thomas Molloy, provided testimony for the Mary B II case yesterday. Molloy’s testimony described the dangerous conditions of the sea during the evening of the capsizing incident. Molloy said that it was dark and waves where up to 16-feet high. Two Coast Guard vessels tried to assist the Mary B II by using...

Coast Guard Motor Life Boat VICTORY tows disabled 93-foot Motor Yacht to Newport

Coast Guard Motor Life Boat VICTORY tows disabled 93-foot Motor Yacht to Newport
Coast Guard Crewmembers aboard a 52-foot Motor Life Boat, Victory, from Station Yaguina Bay, tow the disabled 93-foot motor yacht, Watta Ryde, into Newport, Ore., May 4, 2019. U.S. Coast Guard photo courtesy of Station Yaquina Bay. NEWPORT, ORE. — Coast Guard crew members, aboard the 52-foot Motor Lifeboat Victory towed a disabled 93-foot motor yacht, to Newport Harbor, Saturday. The Coast Guard...

Coast Guard assists 17 fishermen off Pacific Northwest Coast since Sunday

Coast Guard assists 17 fishermen off Pacific Northwest Coast since Sunday
A boat crew aboard the 52-Foot Motor Life Boat Victory from Coast Guard Station Yaquina Bay tows the 42-foot commercial fishing vessel Triggerfish into Newport, Ore., Jan. 24, 2019. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Chief Warrant Officer Tom Molloy. SEATTLE — Coast Guard crews along the Oregon and Washington coasts assisted 17 fisherman in five responses since Sunday. Response efforts included crews from...

Coast Guard to investigate capsizing on Yaquina Bay Bar

Coast Guard to investigate capsizing on Yaquina Bay Bar
Coast Guard Motor Lifeboat Victory file photo by PA3 Kurt Fredrickson SEATTLE — The Coast Guard is investigating the capsizing of the commercial fishing vessel Mary B II, which lead to the deaths of three fishermen at the entrance of Yaquina Bay in Newport, Oregon, Tuesday night. The three fishermen were inbound the Yaquina Bay Bar aboard the 42-foot vessel Mary B II when it capsized without warning...

Coast Guard hoists 2 from disabled vessel aground in Yaquina Bay, Oregon

Coast Guard hoists 2 from disabled vessel aground in Yaquina Bay, Oregon
USCG MH-65 Dolphin helicopter file photo. NEWPORT, Ore. — A Coast Guard aircrew hoisted two mariners from their disabled vessel after they ran aground in Yaquina Bay, Sunday afternoon. A Coast Guard Air Facility Newport aircrew aboard an MH-65 Dolphin helicopter safely hoisted and transported the individuals to the Air Facility. At approximately 4 p.m., the individuals aboard the 14-foot recreational...

Coast Guard rescues surfer from Yaquina Head cliffside

Coast Guard rescues surfer from Yaquina Head cliffside
USCG File Photo NEWPORT, Ore. — Coast Guard personnel and a Lincoln County vertical rescue team rescued a surfer off a cliffside near Yaquina Head Lighthouse, Sunday evening. An aircrew aboard an MH-65 Dolphin helicopter from Coast Guard Air Facility Newport, hoisted the surfer from the cliffside and transported him to the Newport Airport where he was transferred to awaiting emergency medical services. Lincoln...

Coast Guard rescues injured surfer near Agate Beach, Ore.

Coast Guard rescues injured surfer near Agate Beach, Ore.
Coast Guard MH-65 Dolphin helicopter file photo WARRENTON, Ore. — A Coast Guard aircrew rescued an injured surfer who was stranded on rocks near Agate Beach in Newport, Wednesday morning. The injured surfer was safely hoisted by an aircrew aboard an MH-65 Dolphin helicopter, from Coast Guard Air Facility Newport, and transferred him to Samaritan Pacific Communities Hospital located in Newport where...

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...