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Tag: U.S. Coast Guard


Listing barge dumps scrap cars into Commencement Bay, crews work to stabilize vessel


A Canadian barge listing along Marine View Drive on Sunday appeared to dump some of the scrap metal cars it was carrying into the water near Browns Point as crews tried to stabilize it, according to the state Department of Ecology.

The vessel was reported as listing Sunday morning, at which point the company expecting the metal hired a private group to salvage the barge, DOE specialist Ron Holcomb said.

Holcomb said he believed the owner of the barge had been contracted to deliver the cars to metal recycler Schnitzer Steel’s location along the Hylebos Waterway.

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Coast Guard helicopters crashes off Washington coast, 2 crew members rescued so far

The U.S. Coast Guard released the following press release about the crash of one of its helicopters

SEATTLE – Multiple U.S. Coast Guard units are responding to an MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter crash that occurred, Wednesday, in the waters near James Island, Wash.

The Coast Guard helicopter, and its 4-person crew, were departing U.S. Coast Guard Air Station Astoria, Ore., and were en route to Sitka, Alaska.

The Coast Guard lost contact with the helicopter at 9:32 a.m.  A good Samaritan retrieved two crewmembers from the water and transferred them to Emergency Medical Services.

Coast Guard Air Station Astoria launched an

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