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Coast Guard responding to vessel submerged on the Columbia River north of Portland

Coast Guard responding to vessel submerged on the Columbia River north of Portland

WARRENTON, Ore. — Coast Guard pollution response crews are responding to a partially submerged and grounded 26-foot pleasure boat with an unknown amount of fuel on board north of Kelley Point on the Columbia River, Monday. Coast Guard Sector Columbia River incident management division personnel are coordinating the response to the vessel, including contracting responders […]

Coast Guard jet finds final home at Sector Columbia River

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Coast Guard jet finds final home at Sector Columbia River

ASTORIA, Ore. — A retired Coast Guard HU-25 Falcon jet made its final landing at Sector Columbia River’s Air Station Astoria in Warrenton, Ore., Friday. The Falcon, flown from where it served and officially retired June 21, 2013 at Air Station Cape Cod, Mass., was the primary fixed-wing aircraft for more than 30 years providing […]

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Sea Cadets Take Maritime Law Enforcement Training

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Sea Cadets Take Maritime Law Enforcement Training

PORTLAND, Ore. — Coast Guard Station Portland crew members hosted a group of U.S. Naval Sea Cadets for law enforcement training, June 27-30, in Portland. The Maritime Interdiction Operations training is to expose the cadets, aged 14-18, to life as Maritime Law Enforcement Officers, dealing with situations that pose a threat to America’s waterways. Cadets […]

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Coast Guard Cutter Alert changes command in Astoria

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Coast Guard Cutter Alert changes command in Astoria

ASTORIA, Ore. — Vice Adm. Paul Zukunft, Pacific Area commander, passed command responsibility for Coast Guard Cutter Alert from Cdr. Daniel Pickles to Cdr. Brian Anderson during a change of command ceremony held at the Columbia River Maritime Museum in Astoria, Wednesday. Pickles, now headed to work as Fifth District operations chief in Portsmouth, Va., […]

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13th Coast Guard District’s change-of-command ceremony holds new beginnings

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13th Coast Guard District’s change-of-command ceremony holds new beginnings

SEATTLE ─ Rear Adm. Richard T. Gromlich relieved Rear Adm. Keith A. Taylor as commander of the 13th Coast Guard District during a change-of-command ceremony at Coast Guard Base Seattle, today. Taylor retired from the Coast Guard after dedicating 34 years to service and country. “I am absolutely thrilled to be here,” said Gromlich. “I’m […]

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Coast Guard awards bar pilots for Columbia River rescue

ASTORIA, Ore. — Coast Guard Sector Columbia River awarded three Columbia River Bar Pilot employees with U.S. Coast Guard Public Service Certificates of Merit during an award ceremony held at Sector Columbia River in Warrenton, Ore., Wednesday. Capt. Bruce Jones, Sector Columbia River commander, presented the awards to Leroy Schlecht, George Ware, and Gerrald Tucker […]

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Mass Rescue and Maritime Security Exercise

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Coast Guard Sector Columbia River, Clatsop County, local police, fire, rescue, hospitals and other agencies conducted a Mass Rescue and Maritime Security exercise on the Astoria waterfront Wednesday. The exercise focused on initial response actions and interagency cooperation during a significant on-water event and provided the response community an opportunity to improve preparedness and practice […]

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Online Prep for Mandatory Exams for Commercial Fishing Vessels

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Online Prep for Mandatory Exams for Commercial Fishing Vessels

On October 16, 2012, the U.S. Coast Guard began implementing a requirement enacted as part of the Coast Guard Authorization Act of 2010 that certain commercial fishing vessels demonstrate full compliance with existing commercial fishing vessel safety standards by completing a mandatory safety examination at the dock. In the Pacific Northwest, this requirement applies to […]

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Coast Guard and Oregon Army National Guard Hold Joint Training at Tongue Point

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Coast Guard and Oregon Army National Guard Hold Joint Training at Tongue Point

  Coast Guard Sector Columbia River’s Vessel Boarding Security Team and the Oregon Army National Guard 102 Civil Support Team trained together in Astoria this past week to prepare for potential chemical and/or radiation threats posed by vessels entering the Columbia River. In the event that the Coast Guard VBST discovers high levels of radiation […]

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Coast Guard cutter completes $2 million maintenance period

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Coast Guard cutter completes $2 million maintenance period

The Coast Guard Cutter Alert, a 210-foot Medium Endurance Cutter homeported in Astoria, Ore., and often seen moored near the Columbia River Maritime Museum in Downtown Astoria, recently received a much-needed overhaul on its hull and shipboard equipment at the Fairhaven Shipyard in Bellingham, Wash. After representing the Coast Guard at the Portland, Ore., Rose […]

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