Coast Guard tows disabled sailing vessel

The Coast Guard diverted an HH-65C Dolphin helicopter crew from Coast Guard Air Station North Bend to monitor the Kay II during the 47-foot motor lifeboat crew's three and a half hour transit to the scene.

The helicopter crew observed the Kay II take a wave, which caused a radio shortage between the Kay II and the helicopter. The 47-foot motor lifeboat crew arrived on scene at approximately 12:30 p.m. and is towing the Kay II to Charleston Marina.

There were no injuries reported.

On-scene weather conditions were reported as 25-30 knot winds with 10-foot seas and one to two mile visibility.


News Director of Jodesha Broadcasting since October 2007. Dave Haviland moved to Grays Harbor in 1979 and graduated from Aberdeen High School in 1993.