An aircrew from Coast Guard Air Station Astoria, Ore., hoists a man after he became stranded on the north jetty on the Columbia River near Ilwaco, Wash., Jan. 17, 2014. The aircrew successfully hoisted the man aboard the helicopter and transported him to Station Cape Disappointment. U.S. Coast Guard video by Sector Columbia River, Ore.

Coast Guard hoists man from jetty near Ilwaco

WARRENTON, Ore. — An aircrew from Coast Guard Air Station Astoria, Ore., hoisted one man after a vessel ran against the north jetty on the Columbia River near Ilwaco, Wash., Friday afternoon. There were no reports of pollution or major injuries. Watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector Columbia River, in Warrenton, were contacted at approximately 12 p.m. […]

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  • 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.

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    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.


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