Coast Guard reminds boaters to stay safe on the Columbia River

SEATTLE – Coast Guard Sector Portland, Ore., reminds boaters to stay safe with the improving weather and subsequent increase in boating traffic while transiting the Columbia River.

Coast Guard begins clean-up of former Navy LST on the Columbia River

PORTLAND – The Coast Guard, Environmental Protection Agency, Oregon Department of Environmental Quality and the Washington Department of Ecology are beginning the process of removing hazardous materials aboard a derelict vessel on the Oregon side of the Columbia River near Longview, Wash., and Rainier, Ore. Contractors working under the direction of the Coast Guard are removing oil and other...

Coast Guard, partner agencies monitoring cleanup of former naval vessel

SEATTLE – The Coast Guard has issued a notice of federal assumption regarding the cleanup of a decommissioned Naval vessel currently moored on the Columbia River near Portland, Ore. The USS Washtenaw County (LST-1166) is a 374-foot former Navy vessel that was decommissioned in 1973. The vessel has been privately owned by various entities throughout the years following its decommissioning. The...