Articles Posted in Recreational Boaters

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A Coast Guardsman from Station Yaquina Bay assisted mariners near the South Beach boat ramp in Newport, Ore., Saturday, when one person fell in the water.

After bringing the subject and the vessel safely to the pier, the Coast Guard crew assessed his condition and left him in the care of family members.

Coast Guard Sector North Bend watchstanders were notified by one of the Station Yaquina Bay crewmembers at approximately 3 p.m., that a pleasure craft was 20 feet from the pier with three people aboard and one clinging to the side of the boat.

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A Coast Guard aircrew hoisted a mariner from a vessel that grounded at the mouth of the Columbia River near Clatsop Spit, Saturday.

An MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter crew from Air Station Astoria rescued and transferred the subject, who was reportedly suffering from hypothermia, to emergency medical service personnel waiting at the air station.

At 7:39 a.m., Coast Guard Sector Columbia River watchstanders received a report from the operator of the 18-foot pleasure craft, stating that the vessel was grounded and had lost the anchor near buoy 12.

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Coast Guard personnel and multiple good Samaritan boat crews responded to a tragic event after a 22-foot aluminum vessel capsized 500 yards off Hand Rock in La Push, Wednesday.

The body of the deceased 74-year-old mariner, Clifford Dopps, washed ashore near the Olympic National Park, Thursday, along with the vessel.

A good Samaritan pulled one person from the water and safely transported them to emergency medical personnel waiting at Coast Guard Station Quillayute River with assistance from a station 47-foot Motor Life Boat crew, who escorted the vessel after it had become disabled en route to station.

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U.S. and Canadian Coast Guard crews are working together to ensure five people abroad a 43-foot sailing vessel that was taking on water over 200 miles off the Washington Coast in 20-foot seas and 30-mph winds, Thursday sail safely to Tillamook.

Watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector Puget Sound received the initial report from Marine Communications and Traffic Services personnel in Prince Rupert at 5:35 p.m., Wednesday, of the 43-foot sailing vessel Miles taking on water 218 miles west of La Push, Washington.

The electrical pump onboard the sailing vessel was unable to keep up with the flooding. The people aboard used buckets to manually dewater and requested a dewatering pump to assist. Two MH-60 Jayhawk aircrews from Coast Guard Air Station Astoria in Warrenton, Oregon, launched in response and an HC-27J Medium Range Surveillance aircrew from Coast Guard Air Station Sacremento, California, launched to provide cover for the Jayhawk crews.

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Coast Guard Auxiliarists assisted local responders, Saturday, after a mariner was pulled from the water, reportedly suffering from cardiac arrest.

The Auxiliary crew performed CPR on the 54-year-old mariner until a local fire and rescue crew relieved them and transferred him to emergency medical services waiting at the 42nd Street boat ramp.

Coast Guard Sector Columbia River watchstanders were notified by the Multnomah County Dispatch of the event at approximately 4 p.m., after the Auxiliary crew had finished assisting the mariner.

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Coast Guard Sector Juneau, along with multiple good Samaritan vessels rescued 18 people from the 35-foot whale-watching motor vessel Big Red in Favorite Channel near Juneau, Sunday afternoon.

All 16 passengers and two crewmembers were recovered and embarked onto motor vessel St. Herman, with the help of recreational vessel See You, and transported to Allen Marine Dock to await Coast Guard and emergency medical personnel. There was one injury reported.

Watchstanders from Coast Guard Sector Juneau received a call from a crewmember of the Big Red reporting they were taking on water in Favorite Channel. Watchstanders issued an urgent marine information broadcast requesting any vessels in the area to assist.

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The Coast Guard coordinated the rescue of a sailor in distress more than 990 miles west of the Columbia River by utilizing the Automated Mutual-Assistance Vessel Rescue system, Tuesday.

Responding to the AMVER request, the crew of the 1,098-foot container ship Oocl Utah altered their course to retrieve the distressed sailor, safely took him aboard the ship and is currently transporting him to their next port of call in Busan, South Korea.

Watchstanders at the Coast Guard 13th District Command Center received the notification of distress from the operator of the 37-foot sailing vessel Sea Sweeper stating that weather had torn his sails on the vessel’s lower mast, was having issues with its engine and batteries and was running low on potable water. During his transit the operator was also battling 30 mph winds and 8-foot seas.

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A Coast Guard Air Station Sitka MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter crew hoisted a 29-year-old boater in distress from his grounded vessel near Sitka, Alaska, Sunday.

The Jayhawk helicopter crew located, hoisted the boater and transferred him to Sitka where he was met by family members.

Sector Juneau watchstanders received a report of a boater that had crashed his boat in the vicinity of Redoubt Bay. Watchstanders made contact with the operator who stated that he had grounded his vessel on the beach. Watchstanders launched the Jayhawk helicopter crew to assist.

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A Coast Guard MH-65 Dolphin helicopter crew rescued two boaters after their pleasure craft began taking on water and sank 10 miles north of Port Townsend, Washington, Thursday.

The two men were successfully hoisted from the water and taken to Whidbey Island Hospital for further medical evaluation.

Watchstanders at the Sector Puget Sound Command Center received the mayday from the operator of the 34-foot pleasure craft Adalade reporting that they were taking on water and issued an Urgent Marine Information Broadcast and directed the launch of the helicopter crew. A good Samaritan vessel, responding to the UMIB, arrived on scene and reported seeing two people in the water. Shortly thereafter, the helicopter crew arrived on scene and hoisted the two individuals.

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A small privately owned fishing vessel overturned in Glacier Bay National Park, Monday May 30, about 10 miles from park headquarters, and officials dispatched large and small search vessels to the site after receiving word of the incident.

Four passengers made it to safety. Tom VandenBerg, who was aboard the vessel at the time of capsize, reported that a fellow passenger swam to a nearby island and flagged down a passing boat. He credited this effort as the sole reason that the four survived.

A father and son, identified as 75-year-old Larry Roger McWilliams and 48-year-old Gary Roger McWilliams, were pulled from the water by the crew of the tour vessel, Wilderness Discoverer, to perform CPR, but were unable to revive the two.