Unified Command continues pollution response off San Juan Island

Unified Command continues pollution response off San Juan Island
A barge and crane which will be used to raise the sunken vessel Aleutian Isle for transport. SEATTLE — The Unified Command continues its response following the sinking of the commercial fishing vessel Aleutian Isle west of San Juan Island, Washington. Dive and vessel recovery equipment has arrived on scene. A mixture of oxygen and helium, known as heliox, is needed to dive at depths greater than...

Coast Guard kicks off Operation Be Whale Wise

Coast Guard kicks off Operation Be Whale Wise
SEATTLE — The Coast Guard kicks off Operation Be Whale Wise to encourage the public to practice safe whale-watching this summer in the Pacific Northwest. Operation Be Whale Wise is an effort to educate the public through outreach and enforcement activities, as well as increase the public’s stewardship of these local orcas through engagement of “citizen science.” Although the endeavor...