Coast Guard, Good Samaritans rescue 6 from vessel sunk at Umpqua River Bar

Coast Guard, Good Samaritans rescue 6 from vessel sunk at Umpqua River Bar
Station Umpqua River 47-foot motor lifeboat file photo by Petty Officer First Class Shawn Eggert. NORTH BEND, Ore. – The Coast Guard and good Samaritans rescued six people from a boat which sank at the jetty point of the Umpqua River Bar, Friday morning. Coast Guard Station Umpqua River crewmembers aboard a 47-foot Motor Lifeboat rescued four survivors, two separate good Samaritan vessels each pulled...

Coast Guard closes Umpqua River and Coos Bay bar entrances

Coast Guard closes Umpqua River and Coos Bay bar entrances
SEATTLE. — The Coast Guard Captain of the Port Sector North Bend in North Bend, Ore., issued the closure of the Umpqua River and Coos Bay bar entrances due to hazardous conditions Sunday evening. The bar closure applies to all vessels and any request to transit the bars prior to reopening must be approved by the Captain of the Port. Mariners may contact the Coast Guard on VHF-FM Channel 16 for...