Breaking waves: Coast Guard surfmen drive to close gender gap

Breaking waves: Coast Guard surfmen drive to close gender gap
Petty Officer 1st Class Victoria Hansen (right), Surfman #484 and an instructor at the National Motor Life Boat School in Ilwaco, Washington, operates a 47-foot Motor Life Boat in 2019 while training at Benson Beach near Cape Disappointment.  U.S. Coast Guard photo provided by Petty Officer 1st Class Victoria Hansen. By Petty Officer Cynthia Oldham While for decades the Coast Guard has permitted women...

Station Yaquina Bay crew rescues fisherman from surf near South Beach State Park

Station Yaquina Bay crew rescues fisherman from surf near South Beach State Park
Crew members from Station Yaquina Bay gather for a photo after rescuing a fisherman from 10-foot breaking seas near South Beach State Park south of Newport, OR, early Tuesday, Sep. 8. Shown are BM2 Tyler Hurst, BM3 Matthew Roque, MK2 Rachel Robbins, BM1 Wallace Qual, and BM1 Jacob Hylkema. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Station Yaquina Bay) YAQUINA BAY, Ore. — A Coast Guardsman swam from shore to rescue...

Coast Guard rescues injured fisherman 150 miles offshore Yaquina Bay, OR

Coast Guard rescues injured fisherman 150 miles offshore Yaquina Bay, OR
An MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter crew hoists an injured fisherman from a commercial fishing boat operating about 150 miles offshore from Yaquina Bay, Oregon, Aug. 4, 2020. U.S. Coast Guard photo. SEATTLE – The Coast Guard medevaced an injured fisherman Tuesday from a 63-foot commercial fishing boat operating about 150 miles offshore from Yaquina Bay, Oregon. Rescued was Nathanial Miller, 24. Watchstanders...

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...

Coast Guard, partners rescue 7 from cliffs near Yaquina Head

Coast Guard, partners rescue 7 from cliffs near Yaquina Head
A Coast Guard Air Facility Newport MH-65 Dolphin aircrew rescues 7 people trapped on a cliff. AGATE BEACH, Ore. – The Coast Guard and partner agencies rescued three adults and four children from the cliffs Friday south of Yaquina Head near Agate Beach. The seven people were reportedly swept away by a rip current and became trapped on the cliffs. Watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector North Bend...

Coast Guard completes 5-hr tow of fishing vessel offshore Yachats, Ore

Coast Guard completes 5-hr tow of fishing vessel offshore Yachats, Ore
Coast Guard Motor Lifeboat Victory file photo by PA3 Kurt Fredrickson SEATTLE – A Coast Guard 47-foot Motor Lifeboat crew towed a disabled 52-foot commercial fishing vessel Tuesday night across the Yaquina Bay Bar approximately 2.5 miles northwest of Yachats, Oregon. Watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector North Bend received a report at 12:57 p.m. Tuesday that the fishing vessel Pacific Cloud with...

Coast Guard rescues 5 from sailboat off Oregon coast

Coast Guard rescues 5 from sailboat off Oregon coast
Coast Guard crews rescued five people aboard a sailboat off the Oregon coast, Oct. 16, 2019. SEATTLE — The Coast Guard rescued five adults aboard a disabled sailing vessel Wednesday 20-miles west of Yaquina Bay, Oregon. At approximately, 5:15 a.m. watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector North Bend received a distress call from a 50-foot sailing vessel that the individuals were struggling to make way...

Coast Guard rescues man, dog off boat near Toledo, Oregon

Coast Guard rescues man, dog off boat near Toledo, Oregon
The 36-foot fishing vessel Micke lists to starboard and is stuck in mud in the Yaquina River near Toledo, Ore. Oct. 6, 2019. (U.S. Coast Guard photo courtesy of Station Yaquina Bay) NEWPORT, Ore. — The Coast Guard rescued a man and his dog Sunday afternoon after the man’s vessel ran aground on submerged pilings near Toledo. A Coast Guard Station Yaquina Bay 29-foot Response Boat-Small crew retrieved...

Coast Guard suspends search for man off central Oregon coast

Coast Guard suspends search for man off central Oregon coast
A 47-foot Motor Lifeboat file photo by Cmdr. Brendan Hilleary NEWPORT, Ore. — The Coast Guard suspended its search for a man Monday after more than 11 hours of combined searches in the vicinity of Whale Cove near Depoe Bay. Coast Guard Sector North Bend coordinated eight combined searches, which were conducted by an MH-65 Dolphin helicopter aircrew from Coast Guard Air Facility Newport, a 47-foot...