Coast Guard suspends search for two boaters missing near Port Angeles

SEATTLE — The Coast Guard suspended its search for two boaters reported missing near Port Angeles, Wash., Sunday.

Six people rescued after accident on Coast Guard cutter

SEATTLE — Six Coast Guard members are now safe after a smallboat from the Seattle based Coast Guard Cutter Polar Sea fell into the water at Point Wilson near Port Townsend, Wash., today.

Under Pressure – Regional Dive Locker West

by Petty Officer 3rd Class Kelly Parker Submerged beneath the cold, murky waters of Elliot Bay are the elite team of Coast Guard members whose typical day in the office consists of being surrounded by cold-blooded aquatic animals while breathing through a self-contained underwater breathing apparatus.

Coast Guard members participate in “Shop With A Cop” program

SEATTLE— Crewmen from the Coast Guard Cutter Midgett, homeported in Seattle, helped make Christmas come a little earlier for several disadvantaged children and teens Saturday during the annual “Shop With A Cop” program in Poulsbo, Wash.

Coast Guard Cutter Midgett returns home from successful counter-drug patrol

SEATTLE — The crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Midgett will be returning to their homeport at Pier 36, here Friday at 3 p.m., from one of the most successful Eastern Pacific Ocean counter-drug patrols in recent Coast Guard history.

A Look Inside a Self-Propelled Semi-Submersible Vessel – Video

This video provides a look inside a self-propelled semi-submersible vessel carrying 15,000 lbs. of cocaine. The semi-submersible was apprehended near Guatemala on Wednesday by the Coast Guard Cutter Midgett. After the 4 man crew and cocaine were transferred to the Midgett, it was determined that the vessel could not be towed back to port. It was declared a hazard to navigation and sunk by the Midgett. U.S....

Dangerous Working Conditions for Boarding Teams – Video

This video was shot by Coast Guard Petty Officer Second Class Prentice Danner from the Coast Guard Cutter Midgett. It shows members of two boarding teams from the Coast Guard Cutter Midgett while conducting the boarding of a self-propelled semi-submersible vessel carrying 15,000 lbs. of cocaine near Guatemala. As you can see, the deck of the submersible was underwater at times while the boarding...

Coast Guard seizes $196 million of cocaine in second bust this week – with Video

SEATTLE – The crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Midgett, homeported here, and a Navy maritime patrol aircraft crew teamed up to interdict a stateless (unflagged,) self-propelled, semi-submersible vessel Wednesday with seven tons of cocaine aboard approximately 400 miles south of the Mexico-Guatemala border. The 60-foot, self-propelled, semi-submersible (SPSS) craft was detected by the crew of the...

Coast Guard Assists Trimaran Taking on Water

ALAMEDA, Calif. — The Coast Guard is currently assisting with a rescue of four people aboard their 45-foot trimaran approximately 150-miles west of Point Reyes. At approximately 7 a.m., Coast Guard District 11 received notification from an on-shore contact that the trimaran, Defiance, from Honolulu en route to Sausalito, was taking on water. The Coast Guard immediately requested the container...