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Coast Guard rescues two stranded boaters near Willapa Bay

Coast Guard Boat in Morro Bay, CA 04 Dec 2007

A Coast Guard Air Station Astoria MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter crew rescued two stranded boaters near Willapa Bay, Wash., Saturday. The 67-year-old man and 57-year-old woman were safely transported to an airfield in Raymond, Wash., where they were met by local

US Coast Guard stresses Pacific Northwest boat safety following Labor Day rescue

A 12-foot skiff carrying eight people and a dog that capsized near Bainbridge Island, Wash., sits at Eagle Harbor Marina after being dewatered and towed by a 45-foot Response Boat — Medium crew from Coast Guard Station Seattle, Aug. 31, 2014. The eight passengers were discovered in the water by a good Samaritan and transferred by the RB-M crew to the marina where they were treated by EMS for mild hypothermia. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 1st Class Quinten Allen)

The Coast Guard reminds boaters to make smart decisions while operating in the Pacific Northwest following the rescue of eight people from an overloaded vessel that capsized near Bainbridge Island over the Labor Day weekend. “Between the overloading of the

U.S. Coast Guard advises strong caution to beachgoers in the Pacific Northwest

Coast Guard Boat in Morro Bay, CA 04 Dec 2007

Due to the recent number of fatalities the Coast Guard strongly cautions beachgoers to be aware of possible dangers to stay safe while enjoying the Oregon and Washington coasts. During the past two months, the Coast Guard has responded to

man suffering from Hypothermia rescued after boat catches fire

The 25-foot pleasure craft Dawn Trader is engulfed in flames following an engine fire three miles north of Neah Bay, Wash., Aug. 3, 2014.

A Coast Guard MH-65 Dolphin helicopter crew from Air Station Port Angeles safely hoisted the vessel operator from his life raft and transported him to a nearby hospital. 

U.S. Coast Guard photo courtesy of Coast Guard Station Neah Bay.

The Coast Guard says it rescued a severely hypothermic man clinging to his partially submerged life raft off Washington state’s northwestern tip after his boat caught fire. The man had been on the raft for nearly an hour Sunday when

U.S. Coast Guard recovers boat of missing Canadian near Ocean Shores

A 47-foot Motor Life Boat crew from U.S. Coast Guard Station Grays Harbor in Westport, Wash., inspects an unmanned 16-foot vessel about five miles northwest of Ocean Shores, Wash., July 31, 2014.
The vessel is believed to be that of Paul Clark, a Canadian citizen who was reported missing two weeks earlier while on a solo sailing trip from Prince Rupert to Port Hardy, British Columbia.
U.S. Coast Guard photo courtesy of Coast Guard Cutter Blue Shark.

The Coast Guard says a sailboat that was reported missing July 11 off of British Columbia was found capsized Thursday about five miles northwest of Ocean Shores. There was no sign of 69-year-old Paul Clark, who sailed alone out of

Washington’s Clean Boating Program wins $1.5 Million federal grant for waste pumpouts

Pumpout Washington is a project of Washington Sea Grant, in partnership with the Washington State Parks and Recreation Commission.

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has announced a $1.5 million grant to the Washington State Parks Department’s Clean Vessel Act (CVA) Program, which works in partnership with Washington Sea Grant to help marinas install and operate septic pumpout stations, educate marina

Missing 18-year old presumed drowned off of Ocean Shores

Ocean Shores Police Department

An 18-year old California man is missing and presumed drowned in the Ocean Shores surf over the weekend. Sgt. David McManus with the Ocean Shores Police Department tells us at about 8 Saturday night, eight young people from a California

Traffic delays expected as WSDOT inspects damaged Riverside Bridge in Hoquiam

Boat strikes Riverside Bridge in Hoquiam

The Washington State Department of Transportation is inspecting damage to the Riverside Bridge in Hoquiam, after a 75 foot boat drifted into the structure earlier this morning. Sgt Mitchell with the Hoquiam Police Department tells us the Coast Guard was

Coast Guard medevacs sick crewman from commercial ship west of Grays Harbor

Coastguard Medvacs

Coast Guard Air Station Astoria helicopter crew medevaced a sick crewmember from a commercial shipping vessel more than 50 miles west of Grays Harbor, Washington, Monday. Coast Guard Sector Columbia River watchstanders received the request for the medevac of a

Humpback whale freed from fishing gear near Grays Harbor

Humpback whale rescued

Three marine mammal researchers freed a young humpback whale tangled in crab pot gear off the entrance to Grays Harbor. Tuesday’s rescue off Westport Harbor took nearly three hours, with a Coast Guard crew in a 47-foot boat assisting the