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A 40 foot vessel was reported taking on water near Iceberg Island, Washington, Wednesday afternoon. Two men were subsequently rescued.

A Coast Guard Station Bellingham boatcrew, aboard a 45-foot Response Boat-Medium, safely removed the two men from the 40-foot vessel and transported them to Anacortes while there vessel was towed to Port Townsend by TowBoat US.

The Coast Guard was notified by a good Samaritan vessel via VHF-FM channel 16 at 10:20 a.m., and the case was completed at about 2 p.m. Deputies from the San Juan County Sheriff’s Office and Customs and Border Protection officers also responded to assist.

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A Coast Guard Air Station Sitka MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter crew rescued two people from a fishing vessel taking on water approximately 132 miles northwest of Sitka, Alaska, Tuesday morning.

The fishermen sent out a mayday call after losing steering and taking on water while underway on fishing vessel Rosalyn. The men donned their survival suits before abandoning ship.

The helicopter crew hoisted the two men and transported them to Air Station Sitka with no apparent injuries.
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We have a preliminary report of a death last Saturday aboard the Seattle-based factory trawler Starbound.

So far, we’ve been unable to obtain an official account of what happened.

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A 23-year-old crewman from a fishing vessel near Sitkinak Island, south of Kodiak, was medevaced by a Coast Guard Air Station Kodiak MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter crew on Friday.

The Jayhawk aircrew safely hoisted the man and rendezvoused with emergency medical services personnel in Kodiak. EMS transferred the man to Providence Kodiak Island Medical Center for further care.

The man contacted Coast Guard Sector Anchorage watchstanders reporting that he was unable to get back to Kodiak and was suffering from symptoms of diabetic shock. Watchstanders consulted with the duty flight surgeon who recommended a medevac. Watchstanders requested the launch of the Jayhawk and maintained regular communications with the man until the aircrew arrived on scene.
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The Captain of the Port, U.S. Coast Guard Sector Puget Sound, issued a $100,000 civil penalty Tuesday to a Washington resident who intentionally struck the Washington State Ferry Tokiate with a high-powered blue laser October 22, 2015.

Coast Guard investigating officers determined that Mark Raden of Freeland, was aboard WSF Kitsap transiting between Mukilteo and Clinton when he pointed the laser at the pilot house of the Tokitae, resulting in injuries to the ferry master and chief mate.

Coast Guard officials are seeking civil penalties for violation of a safety and security zone as well as interference with the safe operation of the Tokitae while it transited between Mukilteo and Clinton. The final civil penalty amount will be determined by a Coast Guard Hearing Officer in Arlington, Va.

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A Coast Guard Air Station Kodiak MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter crew medevaced a 23-year-old man from a fishing vessel near Sitkinak Island, south of Kodiak, Friday.

The Jayhawk aircrew safely hoisted the man and rendezvoused with emergency medical services personnel in Kodiak. EMS transferred the man to Providence Kodiak Island Medical Center for further care.

The man contacted Coast Guard Sector Anchorage watchstanders reporting that he was unable to get back to Kodiak and was suffering from symptoms of diabetic shock. Watchstanders consulted with the duty flight surgeon who recommended a medevac. Watchstanders requested the launch of the Jayhawk and maintained regular communications with the man until the aircrew arrived on scene.

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A Coast Guard boatcrew was hit by a green laser light while underway near the Squalicum Harbor area of Bellingham, Wednesday night, ending a valuable training opportunity due to medical concerns.

The crew aboard a 45-foot Response Boat – Medium, from Coast Guard Station Bellingham, had to return to base and a backup boatcrew had to be called to stand the remainder of the watch.

Watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector Puget Sound were notified of the incident by the affected boatcrew at 8:30 p.m. The incident cancelled the scheduled routine operations with a helicopter crew from Air Station Port Angeles.

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A Coast Guard boat crew saved three men after their vessel capsized near Strawberry Rock in Makah Bay, Monday.

A boater aboard a 21-foot pleasure craft hailed the Coast Guard via mayday broadcast before the vessel capsized in Makah Bay, Wash. April 18, 2016.

A 47-foot Motor Life Boat crew from Coast Guard Station Neah Bay pulled the three men off their overturned vessel and transported them to the station where emergency medical services personnel were waiting to treat the men for reported symptoms of hypothermia.

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A Coast Guard Air Station Sitka MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter crew medevaced a 15-year-old male kayaker from Nakwasina Sound, north of Sitka, Sunday. The aircrew safely transported the kayaker to the air station and transferred him to Mount Edgecumbe EMS for further care.

Coast Guard 17th District watchstanders received a report from Sitka police department that the kayaker was experiencing severe abdominal pain and was in and out of consciousness. Watchstanders requested the launch of the helicopter crew to medevac the kayaker.

Weather on scene was reported as 20 mph winds and light rain.

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A Coast Guard boat crew rescued three fishermen after their vessel took on water and sank less than one mile outside Grays Harbor.

The 47-foot Motor Life Boat crew from Coast Guard Station Grays Harbor transported the fishermen to shore, where emergency medical services personnel evaluated one of them for a reported heart condition.

The crew of the 74-foot fishing vessel Privateer called Station Grays Harbor watchstanders via VHF radio channel 16 at 2:26 p.m., stating they were taking on water through an 8-to-12-inch hole and preparing to abandon ship by deploying their life raft and donning immersion suits.

After arriving on scene, the MLB crew attempted to use dewatering pumps on the boat but could not keep up with flooding. The boat crew made the advisement to abandon ship and pulled all three fishermen off the sinking vessel.
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