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Crewmembers of the fishing vessel Norn are reunited with loved ones after their vessel took on water and sank 38 miles west of La Push, Wash., Dec. 17, 2015.
A 47-foot Motor Life Boat crew from Coast Guard Station Quillayute River retrieved the fisherman and safely transported them to the station.
U.S. Coast Guard photo by Senior Chief Petty Officer Cory Wadley.

Coast Guard rescues fisherman from life raft off La Push

The Coast Guard is commending the crew of a fishing vessel for having the proper life saving equipment with them when they ventured out onto an inhospitable ocean last week and ended being rescued after their vessel sunk. At 3:11 a.m. on Thursday, December 17, watchstanders at USC Sector Puget Sound received a mayday call from […]

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USCG ATON crew towing a buoy. (Photo courtesy of USCG)

After last week’s storms, USCG crews working to fix aids to navigation

Just how strong were last week’s storms that battered the Pacific Northwest? Well, USCG Aid to Navigation crews set out on Monday to replace at least 10 aids to navigation that were affected by the hight winds and seas. “These navigational aids are the streetlights that direct maritime traffic and allow the safe and efficient flow […]

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