Coast Guard Responds to 60-foot Vessel on Fire Near Long Beach

LONG BEACH, Wash. - Coast Guard crews responded to a boat fire approximately 10 miles from the coast of Long Beach, Wash.,  Monday.

Coast Guard Group/Air Station Astoria received a call at 4 p.m. from a crewman aboard the 60-foot fishing vessel Portlock reporting that the vessel was on fire.

The two crewmembers aboard Portlock were able to relay coordinates to a Coast Guard watchstander before abandoning ship into a liferaft.

The Coast Guard Cutter Active, homeported in Port Angeles, Wash., was eight miles from the burning vessel and was diverted to assist.  Additionally, Air Station Astoria launched an MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter crew and Station Cape Disappointment, Wash., launched a 47-foot motor lifeboat crew to assist.

Coast Guard responds to small plane crash in the Columbia River near Astoria, Ore.

SEATTLE - The Coast Guard is responding to a plane crash in the Columbia River, Ore., near the 17th Street Pier in Astoria, Ore., Friday.

Coast Guard Air Station Astoria  received a call from a local civilian reporting that a small plane had crashed into the Columbia River near the 17th Street Pier. The two people in the plane were recovered by the Columbia River Bar pilot boat "Arrow # 2"  and taken to the 17th Street Pier where local emergency personnel were waiting.