Coast Guard spotlights crab fishing safety

USCG file photo SEATTLE – Thirteenth Coast Guard District personnel will conduct vessel safety spot checks and voluntary dockside exams in various Northwest ports on Nov. 15-19, 2010, and Nov. 22-24, 2010, just prior to the opening of the Oregon and Washington State Dungeness Crab fishery. Coast Guard examiners will spot-check primary lifesaving equipment and pot loading practices on vessels...

Coast Guard searching for man overboard near La Push, Wash.

SEATTLE — The Coast Guard is searching for a 24-year-old fisherman who fell from a crab fishing vessel approximately 20 miles west of La Push, Wash., Sunday.