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Coast Guard crews rescued a 67-year-old mariner after his yacht collided with an unknown object and sank 9 miles off Leadbetter Point State Park, Washington, Friday.

The mariner reported his vessel, the 45-foot pleasure yacht Sea Crest, had struck an unknown object and was taking on water. He reported that during the collision he hit his head and may have lost consciousness, but was not sure for how long. Water was coming into the deck scuppers.

As the sole person aboard, the mariner abandoned ship into his 17-foot yacht tender with a life jacket, survival suit and flares. Shortly after he called for help on channel 16, he reportedly lost sight of the lights of the Sea Crest and heard sounds that indicated the vessel might have sunk.

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Two mariners were successfully rescued from a vessel taking on water 30 miles west of Grays Harbor, Washington, Wednesday afternoon. They were transported by a Coast Guard aircrew to Air Station Astoria around 5:40 p.m.

The request for assistance came in at 2:10 p.m. from the owner of the vessel Le Enterprise, an 87-foot yacht, reportedly taking on water.
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A Coast Guard crew rescued two people and four dogs on a 26 ft pleasure vessel taking on water 1.5 miles east of Point No Point in Puget Sound, about 9:30 pm Tuesday night.

The Coast Guard RBM arrived on scene about 9:20 pm. In calm conditions. A Coast Guard Crewman plugged a hole in the stern of the vessel and used a dewatering pump to remove 2ft of water to stabilize the situation before the rescue crew towed the boat, people and pets to Edmonds Marina.

The crew of the Victoria Clipper, a catamaran-style passenger vessel was in the area and stood by with the pleasure craft in case of a abandon ship situation.

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The Coast Guard suspended the search for two missing boaters near Wales, Tuesday morning.

Multiple aircrews from Coast Guard Air Station Kodiak, crews from the village volunteer search and rescue group and the crew of the Sikuliaq, a good Samaritan research vessel, searched more than 32 hours along the shoreline and near Wales for the missing 23 and 14-year-old males. Weather on scene was 33 degrees and 2-4-foot seas with 25-mph winds, light rain, mist and fog

Watchstanders at the 17th Coast Guard District command center received a request for assistance from the village of Wales reporting the subjects were underway with no life jackets or survival equipment and were heard yelling for help at approximately 2:30 a.m. Watchstanders issued an Urgent Marine Information Broadcast and requested the launch of the aircrews.

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Coast Guard personnel rescued two men from a 40-foot sailing vessel before it took on water and then sank off the Oregon coast near Tillamook Head, Thursday.

A 47-foot Motor Life Boat crew, from Coast Guard Station Tillamook Bay in Garibaldi, transferred both mariners, one who reportedly was suffering from hypothermia, an injured shoulder and possibly broken ribs, to emergency medical personnel waiting at the station.

The crew of the sailing vessel El Corazon reported a loss of propulsion about 15 miles off Cannon Beach and were making their way on one engine to Coos Bay. The captain was reportedly extremely tired and sea sick and the first mate did not feel experienced enough to operate the vessel.

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Coast Guard unit rescued a 32-year-old man and his dog in the Gastineau channel near Juneau. He was reportedly trying to get to Point Bishop at the entrance of Taku Inlet. Neither he nor his dog was wearing a life jacket. His homemade water craft began taking on water as its duct taped inflatable structure deteriorated.

The Coast Guard 25-foot Response Boat crew deemed the inflatable, duct taped craft unsafe and transferred the man, his dog and the craft to Douglas Harbor in Juneau.

Coast Guard Sector Juneau watchstanders received a report from an off-duty coastguardsman, that there was a man paddling a homemade watercraft in the Gastineau channel. Watchstanders diverted the station’s RB-S which was underway in the area.

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Alaska State Troopers received a cell phone report of a disabled 24-foot fishing boat near Hooper Bay. Apparently the vessel ran out of gas Friday evening and the three occupants were using a cell phone to call for assistance.

Unable to locate the vessel, State Troopers notified the Coast Guard who used a Hercules airplane to locate the boat. They remained on scene until Alaska State Troopers arrived to provide fuel and escort the boat and three occupants safely into port.

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Three mariners aboard a 46-foot recreational vessel narrowly missed a 45ft Coast Guard vessel then ran aground near Boulder Island, Wash., Saturday. The three climbed onto the rocks and a Coast Guard helicopter aircrew safely hoisted and transported them to Paine Field in Everett.

The Coast Guard boat crew aboard a 45-foot Response Boat-Medium, was underway in the area. The crews reported that the recreational vessel nearly ran into the RB-M prior to running aground and taking on water.

Both the helicopter and the RB-M crews were searching the area because of a derelict kayak found on the south end of Lopez Island.

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Washington Department of Ecology is responding to a pollution threat caused by a boat fire that damaged two boats moored at the Shilshole Bay Marina early Saturday morning.

Pollution responders from Coast Guard Sector Puget Sound and Ecology will oversee the cleanup and removal of the pollution threat in the marina after one boat sank with an estimated 150 gallons of fuel onboard.

The boat fire was notified at about 12:09 a.m., by the Seattle Fire Department. Firefighters aboard the fireboat Leschi extinguished the fire and placed containment boom around the sunken boat.

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Two men are reported overdue from a boating trip near Ketchikan Sunday in weather reported to be 17 to 23-mph winds and 4-foot seas.

Coast Guard Jayhawk and 45-foot Response Boat crews are conducting search patterns on the southern end of Gravina Island. An Air Station Sitka MH-60 Jayhawk crew located a 16-foot skiff belonging to the missing men capsized north of the intended route in Blank Inlet on Gravina Island at approximately 9:45 a.m. Sunday. The crew of the good Samaritan fishing vessel Storm Rage righted the skiff and is towing it back to Ketchikan.

Alaska State Troopers have activated the Ketchikan Volunteer Rescue Squad to assist with shoreline searches. The Coast Guard Cutter Maple is expected to arrive on scene Monday morning.