From the Bridge Wing 8-9-2013

From the Bridge Wing 8-9-2013
This Day in Coast Guard History 1942-The Coast Guard-manned attack transport USS Hunter Liggett rescued the survivors of the heavy cruisers USS Vincennes, USS Astoria, and USS Quincy and the Australian cruiser HMAS Canberra that had been sunk the preceding night by Imperial Japanese Navy warships during the Battle of Savo Island. The night battle, also known as the First Naval Battle of Guadalcanal,...

Coast Guard closes multiple river bars in Washington and Oregon

SEATTLE — The Coast Guard Captain of the Port (COTP) Sector Columbia River, in Astoria, Ore., and the COTP Sector Puget Sound in Seattle issued the closure of multiple river bars within Oregon and Washington due to hazardous conditions Thursday. The bars at Quillayute River, Wash., Grays Harbor, Wash., and the Columbia River are closed. The bar closure applies to all vessels and any request to...

Coast Guard closes Columbia River bar entrance due to hazardous weather

SEATTLE — The Coast Guard Captain of the Port (COTP) Sector Columbia River, in Astoria, Ore., issued the closure of the Columbia River, Ore., bar entrance due to hazardous conditions at approximately 9 p.m., Monday. The bar closure applies to all vessels and any request to transit the bars prior to reopening must be approved by the COTP, Sector Columbia River. Mariners may contact the Coast Guard...

Coast Guard encourages boaters to prepare for winter

ASTORIA, Ore. — The Coast Guard encourages owners and operators of vessels anchored or moored in Oregon or Washington to conduct preventative maintenance in anticipation of severe winter weather conditions. “Completing simple preventative maintenance can prevent pollution incidents from occurring and damaging Oregon and Washington’s natural resources,” said Lt. Kelly Thorkilson, Incident...

Coast Guard Captain of the Port, Sector Columbia River, closes multiple bar entrances

USCG File PhotoSEATTLE — The Coast Guard Captain of the Port, Sector Columbia River, in Astoria, Ore., has closed the Columbia River, Yaquina Bay, Ore., Siuslaw River, Ore., and Grays Harbor, Wash., bar entrances due to hazardous conditions, Tuesday. The bar closures are for all vessels and any request to transit the bars prior to re-opening must be approved by the Captain of the Port, Sector Columbia...

Coast Guard Captain of the Port, Sector Columbia River, closes additional bar entrances

Tillamook Bay USCG File PhotoSEATTLE — The Coast Guard Captain of the Port, Sector Columbia River, in Astoria, Ore., has closed the Depoe Bay, Ore., Yaquina Bay, Ore., Coos Bay, Ore., Umpqua River, Ore., and Grays Harbor, Wash., bar entrances due to hazardous conditions, Sunday. The bar closures are for all vessels and any request to transit the bars prior to re-opening must be approved by the Captain...

Coast Guard Captain of the Port, Sector Columbia River, closes multiple bar entrances

Tillamook Bar USCG File PhotoSEATTLE — The Coast Guard Captain of the Port, Sector Columbia River, in Astoria, Ore., has closed the Columbia River, Tillamook Bay, Ore., and Siuslaw River, Ore., bar entrances due to hazardous conditions, Saturday. The bar closures are for all vessels and any request to transit the bars prior to re-opening must be approved by the Captain of the Port, Sector Columbia...

Coast Guard evacuates crewman from fish processing vessel, Coos Bay, Ore.

North Bend, Ore. – The Coast Guard medically evacuated an injured crewman from a fish processing vessel that was 40 miles southwest of Coos Bay, Ore. at approximately 12:10 a.m., Friday. The Coast Guard was notified 11 p.m., Thursday that Mamadou Konato, a 46-year-old male, had injured his hand in machinery while working on the 276-foot fish processor Pacific Glacier. A Coast Guard HH-65...

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.