Coast Guard responds to vessel breaching whale exclusion zone

Coast Guard responds to vessel breaching whale exclusion zone
SEATTLE — The Coast Guard responded to a vessel breaching the 200-yard exclusion zone for whales near Orcas Island, Wash., Wednesday Coast Guard Sector Puget Sound received a report from a witness claiming a 25-foot pleasure craft was within the 200-yard exclusion zone around a group of orcas near Orcas Island at approximately 5 p.m. The crew of the Coast Guard Cuttyhunk was notified and responded...

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.