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August 3, 2014 at 7:42 PM

Engine failure, medical emergency force cruise ships back to Seattle

Two cruise ships bound for Alaska returned to Seattle after separate incidents forced them to turn around within four minutes of each other today, according to the U.S. Coast Guard. The Norwegian Pearl was near Kingston at 4:45 p.m. when it headed back to port due to a passenger’s medical emergency, Coast Guard Petty Office 3rd Class Katelyn…

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June 27, 2014 at 5:46 PM

Seattle native to assume command of Coast Guard Air Station

A Seattle native will assume command of the U.S. Coast Guard’s Air Station/Sector Field Office Port Angeles next week during a change-of-command ceremony. Cmdr. Andrew W. Eriks, 48, grew up in Seattle and attended Ingraham High School before joining the Coast Guard in 1984. An officer for 20 years, he has served at numerous stations across the country,…

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January 4, 2014 at 12:49 PM

Seattle-based icebreaker heads to the rescue in Antarctic

The Seattle-based Polar Star, the  Coast Guard’s only active heavy polar icebreaker, is on its way to the Antarctic to assist a Russian ship and a Chinese icebreaker reportedly stuck in thick ice. The Chinese icebreaker Xue Long, which helped with the rescue of 52 passengers from the Russian ship Akademik Shokalskiy earlier in the week, is…

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August 7, 2013 at 9:56 PM

2 hikers rescued from ravine in Olympic National Park

Two injured hikers were rescued from a 50-foot ravine in the Olympic National Park by two Coast Guard helicopter crews Wednesday afternoon. A 19-year-old hiker in the center of the park activated a personal locator beacon at 7:30 a.m., alerting Coast Guard Puget Sound Sector that he was stranded, Coast Guard spokesperson Katelyn Tyson said. The beacon…

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February 16, 2013 at 3:26 PM

Three rescued after catamaran tips over off Des Moines

Three people were rescued after their catamaran tipped over near Redondo Beach on Saturday morning, said the U.S. Coast Guard. Just after 11 a.m., witnesses reported a 16-foot Hobie Cat tipped over in the waters off Des Moines, a Coast Guard spokesman said. The Coast Guard launched a rescue crew but a good Samaritan rescued the three…

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January 25, 2013 at 8:50 AM

Coast Guard rescues four people and a dog in Southwest Washington today

The Coast Guard rescued four people and their dog in Southwest Washington this morning after their vessel ran aground. Coast Guard officials said they received a mayday shortly after 2:30 a.m. from a 61-foot fishing vessel Genesis A. The boat apparently ran aground on a sand bar near Leadbetter Point, which is at the entrance to Willapa Bay. The…

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December 18, 2012 at 11:04 PM

Large dock washes up on Olympic National Park shore

A large dock someone spotted floating along the Western Washington coast last week was found today near La Push on the Olympic National Park coastline. The Coast Guard could not confirm from its helicopter search whether the dock is another piece of debris carried over from the March 2011 tsunami that struck Japan, according to a…

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September 3, 2012 at 5:57 PM

Coast Guard transports injured boater from San Juans

A woman injured in a fall Monday on a recreational vessel in the northern San Juan Islands was taken by Coast Guard boat to an ambulance on shore. The Coast Guard received a request for assistance from the vessel Siesta at about 1:30 p.m., indicating a 60-year-old woman had fallen and hit her head, suffering a…

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July 24, 2012 at 11:01 AM

Kalakala moved to new, temporary mooring on Tacoma waterfront

The Kalakala, the historic but deteriorating ferry, has been moved to a new, temporary mooring near its previous mooring in Tacoma, according to the U.S. Coast Guard. An adjacent landowner, Tacoma Industrial Properties, volunteered to temporarily moor the  boat and built a 650-foot structure for that purpose. The ferry was moved close to the mooring late last month…

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June 9, 2012 at 11:06 AM

Crew member airlifted from fishing boat after electrical shock

A crew member on a Seattle-based fishing boat had to be airlifted off his boat in the Bering Sea Friday after suffering a major electrical shock and heart complications. The ship was about 172 miles northwest of Dillingham, Alaska, when it called for help from the Coast Guard. The 43-year-old man, whose name was not released…

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