Seattle man indicted for reporting false distress call to Coast Guard

Seattle – JOHN W. GRAHAM, 37, of Seattle, Washington was indicted late yesterday by a federal grand jury for three counts of making false statements related to phony reports of a vessel in distress. On November 18, 2009, GRAHAM transmitted a signal to the Coast Guard on the International Hailing and Distress Frequency (VHF Marine Band Channel 16), in which he falsely claimed he had heard and...

Coast Guard participates in joint international exercise along Washington coast

SEATTLE – The Coast Guard will be participating in joint exercises with U.S. and Canadian naval forces in Washington area waters during the week of Oct. 18-24, 2009.

Video: Coast Guard Air Station Kodiak medevacs man from fishing vessel Bountiful

KODIAK, Alaska – A Coast Guard Air Station Kodiak MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter and crew medevacs a 32-year-old man from the 165-foot Seattle based fishing vessel Bountiful with reported symptoms of pneumonia to the St. Paul clinic, Monday, Sept. 28, 2009.