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December 14, 2014 at 10:57 PM

Kayaker dies near Bainbridge Island

UPDATE,  5:50 a.m. | An overdue kayaker found unresponsive by the Coast Guard off Bainbridge Island has been declared dead at a Seattle hospital. A Coast Guard spokeswoman, Petty Officer 3rd Class Katelyn Shearer, says a helicopter found the 52-year-old Kitsap County man in the water about 11:15 p.m. Sunday. His kayak was nearby. She says Mark…

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December 1, 2014 at 6:08 AM

Heavy icebreaker Polar Star leaves Seattle for Antarctica

The Associated Press The nation’s last heavy icebreaker, the Polar Star, left Seattle Sunday on a four-month mission to Antarctica as part of the annual operation to resupply the McMurdo station. The Coast Guard says the mission will require the Polar Star to break through more than 12 miles of ice in McMurdo Sound, as much…

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November 26, 2014 at 10:11 AM

Search resumes for crabber missing near Anacortes

The Associated Press A Coast Guard boat and helicopter are searching the waters near Anacortes for a man who failed to return from crabbing. A spokeswoman in Seattle, Petty Officer 3rd Class Katelyn Shearer, says 48-year-old Dean Harvey of Bremerton was last seen Tuesday morning when he and his brother left Anacortes in separate 18-foot fishing…

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November 25, 2014 at 11:22 PM

Coast Guard searches for overdue Bremerton crabber

The Associated Press Coast Guard crews are looking for a Bremerton man reported overdue on a crab-fishing trip out of Anacortes. Petty Officer 3rd Class Katelyn Shearer said 48-year-old Dean Harvey was last seen Tuesday morning when he and his brother left Anacortes on separate 18-foot fishing vessels to go crabbing. They agreed to return to Anacortes…

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November 25, 2014 at 1:31 PM

Fishermen’s wives sue to keep Oregon rescue station open

The Associated Press GRANTS PASS, Ore. — The wives of fishermen from Oregon’s largest commercial fleet are suing to stop the U.S. Coast Guard from closing its rescue helicopter station in Newport. The lawsuit filed Tuesday in federal court in Eugene argues that closing the Newport Air Station would violate the Homeland Security Act of 2002, which…

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November 6, 2014 at 11:44 AM

Coast Guard rescues boater in distress off Anacortes

Ferry traffic out of Anacortes is delayed after the Coast Guard was called to help a sailboat in distress. Coast Guard Petty Officer Katelyn Shearer said they were called to help a boater who was struggling to sail his vessel in the high winds and nasty weather off of Anacortes. The 16-foot vessel was “beset by weather,” she said. “They were…

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October 26, 2014 at 11:35 AM

Burien canoe thief takes voyage on Puget Sound without a paddle

A canoe thief got himself into trouble Saturday night when he launched himself onto Puget Sound without a paddle, according to Burien police. The 20-year-old man walked onto someone’s beachfront property in Seahurst and stole a 10-foot canoe, police said. When the man saw that there were no paddles in the canoe he improvised by using a…

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October 20, 2014 at 10:53 AM

No fuel spilled from yacht sinking near Sequim

The Associated Press PORT ANGELES — A 67-foot yacht that sank Friday off Dungeness Spit near Sequim did not spill any of the 700 gallons of diesel on board. The wooden Lady A remained floating at the surface. Itwas salvaged over the weekend and towed to Port Angeles. The salvagers told the Peninsula Daily News the ribs in…

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October 17, 2014 at 1:09 PM

2 rescued before 67-foot vessel sinks near Dungeness Spit

The Associated Press SEQUIM — The Coast Guard says a 67-foot recreational vessel with 700 gallons of diesel on board sank Friday north of Dungeness Spit after a man and woman were rescued. There is no report of a spill. The Coast Guard says the Washington Ecology Department is working with the owners to see if the…

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October 17, 2014 at 12:47 PM

Container ship from Washington adrift off British Columbia

The Associated Press HAIDA GWAII, British Columbia — A container ship on its way from Washington to Russia lost power overnight and is drifting Friday off the north coast of British Columbia. The Canadian Forces’ joint rescue co-ordination center in Victoria says the Simushir is about 10 miles off Haida Gwaii. Acting Sub. Lt. Ron MacDougall says there are…

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