Coast Guard detains 553-foot motor vessel in Longview, Washington

Coast Guard detains 553-foot motor vessel in Longview, Washington
ASTORIA, Ore. — The Coast Guard detained the motor vessel Great Success, Tuesday, requiring the vessel remain in Longview, Wash., until numerous safety violations are corrected by the ship’s crew. Port State Control officers from Coast Guard Sector Columbia River’s Marine Safety Unit in Portland, Ore., discovered the discrepancies during routine inspections of the 553-foot Hong Kong-flagged...

Coast Guard encourages vessel stability checks prior to crabbing season

Coast Guard encourages vessel stability checks prior to crabbing season
ASTORIA, Ore. — The Coast Guard is encouraging fishermen to conduct vessel stability checks on their boats after an incident with a fishing vessel near Wesport, Wash., Sunday. Coast Guard Station Grays Harbor responded to a distress call from the crew of the fishing vessel Lady Nancy stating they were taking on water and their crew of four had donned immersion suits. The crew of the vessel had departed...

Coast Guard Maritime Safety Unit Portland established, command changes hands

PORTLAND, Ore. — Capt. Daniel L. LeBlanc took charge of Marine Safety Unit Portland during a ceremony Tuesday.