Coast Guard, Astoria City Council members celebrate Coast Guard city re-designation

Coast Guard, Astoria City Council members celebrate Coast Guard city re-designation
Members of the Astoria City Council and the commands of local Coast Guard units meet to commemorate the re-designated of Astoria, Ore., as a Coast Guard City in Astoria, June 5, 2016. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Jonathan Klingenberg. ASTORIA, Ore. — The city of Astoria was re-designated a Coast Guard City, affirming its support of the Coast Guard units and service members that...

Coast Guard to base 2 new cutters in Astoria, Oregon

Coast Guard to base 2 new cutters in Astoria, Oregon
A Sentinel-Class 154-foot Fast Response Cutter (U.S. Coast Guard file photo by Eric D. Woodall) WASHINGTON — The U.S. Coast Guard announced Friday it will homeport two of the service’s new Sentinel-Class 154-foot Fast Response Cutters (FRC) in Astoria, Oregon, starting in 2021. These two ships have not yet been named, but the FRCs are named after enlisted Coast Guard personnel who distinguished...

Coast Guard rescues man stranded on rocky edge of Hug Point near Cannon Beach, Oregon

Coast Guard rescues man stranded on rocky edge of Hug Point near Cannon Beach, Oregon
A Coast Guard Sector Columbia River MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter crew returns to base with a man who was stranded on a rock due to incoming surf near Hug Point, Ore., April 10, 2017.  U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Jonathan Klingenberg. WARRENTON, Ore. – The Coast Guard rescued a man that was stranded on a rocky edge by the high tide at Hug Point near Cannon Beach, Monday afternoon. The...

Coast Guard, local partners search for father and daughter near Cape Blanco, Ore.

Coast Guard, local partners search for father and daughter near Cape Blanco, Ore.
NORTH BEND, Ore. — The Coast Guard is searching for a father and daughter who were swept out to sea from a Boice Cope County Park beach, 2 miles north of Cape Blanco, Ore., Sunday. An MH-65 Dolphin helicopter crew from Coast Guard Sector North Bend is currently on scene. A second dolphin helicopter crew from Coast Guard Air Facility Newport and a 47-foot Motor Life Boat crew from Coast Guard Station...

Coast Guard rescues swimmer stranded on Kissing Rock in Oregon

Coast Guard rescues swimmer stranded on Kissing Rock in Oregon
SEATTLE — A Coast Guard aircrew rescued a swimmer stranded on Kissing Rock near Gold Beach, Oregon, Friday. An MH-65 Dolphin helicopter crew from Coast Guard Air Station North Bend, Oregon, hoisted the man from the rock and transferred him to the nearby beach in good condition. Watchstanders at Coast Guard Search and Rescue Detachment Rogue River in Wedderburn, Oregon, received a call from Curry...

Coast Guard rescue two stranded hikers at Hug Point Park, Oregon

Coast Guard rescue two stranded hikers at Hug Point Park, Oregon
SEATTLE ─ The Coast Guard rescued two hikers stranded on rocks at Hug Point State Park in Arch Cape, Ore., Sunday. An MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter crew from Coast Guard Air Station Astoria, Ore., transported the two hikers to Cannon Beach, Ore., where local emergency medical services awaited them. Watcherstanders at Coast Guard Sector Columbia River received a report at approximately 11:37 a.m, of...

Coast Guard hoists injured surfer in Seaside, Oregon

Coast Guard hoists injured surfer in Seaside, Oregon
ASTORIA, Ore. — The U.S. Coast Guard rescued an injured surfer near Tillamook Head in Seaside, Ore., Saturday. An MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter crew from Coast Guard Air Station Astoria transported the surfer to Seaside Airport and placed him in the care of a Life Flight helicopter crew who transported him to Oregon Health and Science University Hospital in Portland, Ore. Watchstanders at Coast Guard...

Coast Guard hoists woman from cliff at Cape Lookout, Ore.

Coast Guard hoists woman from cliff at Cape Lookout, Ore.
ASTORIA, Ore. — A helicopter crew from Coast Guard Sector Columbia River in Warrenton, Ore., hoisted a woman from a cliff at Cape Lookout, Ore., Friday. Coast Guard Sector Columbia River received a call at approximately 10:40 p.m., Thursday, reporting three people stuck on a cliff at Cape Lookout, approximately 70 feet above the ocean. Sector Columbia River launched a 25-foot Response Boat –...

Coast Guard announces seasonal closure of Rogue River, Ore., detachment

ASTORIA, Ore. – The Coast Guard is scheduled to close the Rogue River search and rescue detachment in Gold Beach, Ore., Monday. The detachment opens seasonally due to increased boating traffic during the summer months and hazardous river bar conditions. The detachment will remain closed until Memorial Day, 2011. Mariners are advised that the river entrance will not be covered by immediate emergency...