Alaska buoytender services Pacific Northwest aids

JUNEAU, Alaska – The Coast Guard Cutter Maple, homeported in Sitka, continues its voyage along the Pacific Northwest coast servicing vital aids to navigation.

Coast Guard cutters to arrive in Portland, Ore., for Rosefest

PORTLAND, Ore. – Five Coast Guard cutters and a motor life boat are scheduled to arrive in Portland, Ore., Wednesday, June 2, in celebration of Rosefest.

Coast Guard responds to disabled vessel off Tongue Point

PORTLAND, Ore. — The Coast Guard is investigating the report of a disabled vessel that is anchored off of Tongue Point, Ore., Monday.

Buoy bound

by Petty Officer Third Class Tara Molle An eerie whistle floats across the foggy Pacific like a lone survivor calling for help at sea. A black hulled vessel slowly approaches the source, a bobbing and whistling buoy. Figures in hardhats, stained coveralls and life jackets scurry about the deck prepping the red and white, 18,500 pound mass of steel and electronics. They hook line and chain to its base...

Coast Guard Cutters arrive in Juneau for 2009 Buoy Tender Roundup

JUNEAU, Alaska – The Seventeenth Coast Guard District is once again hosting its week-long annual District Buoy Tender Roundup in Juneau beginning Monday which includes cutters homeported throughout Alaska, Oregon and Canada.

Coast Guard terminates crabbing vessel voyages in Oregon

SEATTLE — Crewmembers from the Coast Guard Cutter Fir have terminated the voyages of three Oregon crabbing vessels and discovered 12 violations since Monday.