Coast Guard assists capsized vessel with four men on board

SEATTLE – The Coast Guard assisted a capsized vessel with four men on board off of Cannon Beach, Ore., Sunday morning. Coast Guard Group Astoria, Ore., received a mayday call at 6:10 a.m., from a 22-foot dory with four men on board. The caller said they were taking on water outside of the surf line off of Cannon Beach and were in need of immediate assistance. The Coast Guard 13th District Command...

Steadfast crew returns from summer patrol

ASTORIA, Ore. – The Coast Guard Cutter Steadfast returned home here Tuesday after a successful 41-day multi-mission deployment, patrolling more than 4,000 nautical miles and conducting 22 at-sea boardings of commercial fishing vessels. Enforcing the Commercial Fishing Industry Vessel Safety Act, as well as federal and state fisheries regulations, the crew terminated one fishing vessel with a...

Coast Guard receives late birthday present

SEATTLE – Coast Guard Station Cape Disappointment accepted the Coast Guard’s newest multi-mission platform, Response Boat – Medium (RB-M) CG-45602, in Ilwaco, Wash., August 7, 2008, three days after celebrating the service’s 218th birthday. Station Cape Disappointment received the boat based on the challenges posed by its heavy weather operations. The RB-M is a multi-mission...

Coast Guard Cutter Eagle visits Astoria – Video

ASTORIA, Ore. – The Coast Guard Cutter Eagle is escorted up the Columbia River by 47-foot motor lifeboat crews from Station Cape Disappointment and the National Motor Lifeboat School Thursday. The Eagle arrived after spending 17 days at sea while transiting from San Diego, Calif., and being underway for over two months since departing homeport in New London, Conn. The Eagle’s crew has spent...

Coast Guard helicopter crew recovers fisherman that fell from cliff

ASTORIA, Ore. – A Coast Guard helicopter crew from Air Station Astoria, Ore., attempted to rescue a fisherman who fell from a cliff into the surf today near Ilwaco, Wash. At 09:35 a.m., the Pacific County 911 Center contacted the Coast Guard to report that a man had fallen into the water near the North Head Lighthouse. The HH-60 Jayhawk helicopter crew was launched at 09:40 a.m. to search for...