Coast Guard names two new Coast Guard Cities in Alaska, Washington

Coast Guard names two new Coast Guard Cities in Alaska, Washington
WASHINGTON — The U.S. Coast Guard has designated the cities of Cordova, Alaska, and Westport, Washington, as Coast Guard Cities through 2024. A “Coast Guard City” designation highlights an enduring relationship a community has with its local Coast Guard facility and personnel. The Coast Guard values these connections and is proud to highlight the efforts these communities make to support the...

Coast Guard responding to sunken vessel near Olympia

Coast Guard responding to sunken vessel near Olympia
Petty Officer 2nd Class Ben Card, a federal on-scene coordinator representative at Coast Guard Sector Puget Sound Incident Management Division, writes down notes during cleanup operations of a diesel spill caused by a sunken 92-foot recreational yacht, Oct. 4, 2019, in West Bay Marina near Olympia, Wash.  (U.S. Coast Guard photo courtesy of Lt. j.g. Lance Keckritz) SEATTLE — The Coast Guard is responding...

Coast Guard receives bridge permit application for Bothell, Wash.

Coast Guard receives bridge permit application for Bothell, Wash.
SEATTLE — Rear Adm. Anthony Vogt, Commander of the Coast Guard’s Thirteenth District, has received an application from the City of Bothell requesting approval of the location and plans for a replacement bridge to be constructed across the Sammamish River near Bothell, Wash., at 47°45’28.1″N, 122°12’24.8″W. The proposed project consists of constructing a new bridge...

Coast Guard medevacs man from fishing vessel near Chinook Harbor

Coast Guard medevacs man from fishing vessel near Chinook Harbor
Coast Guard Air Station Astoria MH-60 helicopter file photo SEATTLE — Coast Guard crews hoisted an injured man from a sport fishing vessel that ran aground near Chinook Harbor, Washington, Monday morning. Watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector Columbia River command center in Astoria, Oregon, were notified at 10:40 a.m., that an individual aboard a 20-foot boat had suffered a head injury after the vessel...

Coast Guard issues public notice: USFWS replacement plans for Lake River Bridge

Coast Guard issues public notice: USFWS replacement plans for Lake River Bridge
SEATTLE — The Coast Guard has issued a public notice announcing the receipt of a permit application from the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) for the approval of location and plans for replacing the Lake River Bridge, located near Ridgefield, Washington. The USFWS has coordinated with the Coast Guard and proposes to replace the bridge, which is located at waterway mile 3.4 on Lake River. The...

Coast Guard seeks public comment on proposed bridge build over Coweeman River near Kelso, Wash.

Coast Guard seeks public comment on proposed bridge build over Coweeman River near Kelso, Wash.
SEATTLE — The Coast Guard is seeking additional public comment on a request proposed in November 2014 for the construction of a bridge over the Coweeman River near Kelso, Wash. A new public notice containing corrections has been released and the comment period has been extended to July 21. The complete public notice including a brief summary of project impacts, a map of the location, and plans...

Freedom fighter, firefighter, friend: An Oso resident’s call to serve

Freedom fighter, firefighter, friend: An Oso resident's call to serve
In the midst of an old growth forest about 50 miles northeast of Seattle in Snohomish County, the town of Oso, Washington is a small, close-knit, blue-collar community. Less than 300 people live in Oso, and none of them could have imagined the impact that the events of the morning of March 22, 2014 would have on their lives; or how it would bring the community together through tragedy. A nearby hillside...

Coast Guard rescues three fishermen in Kalaloch, Washington

SEATTLE — The U.S. Coast Guard rescued three fishermen from Kalaloch Rock near Kalaloch, Wash., Sunday who were trapped on the rocks by the high tide.

Search for missing Chuuk boys in Federated States of Micronesia waters to continue

HAGATNA, Guam — U.S. Coast Guard crews aboard a C-130 long range search aircraft will continue to scour a small area of ocean approximately 270 nautical miles west of Chuuk in the Federated States of Micronesia for two young boys missing for nearly seven days.