Coast Guard

Business
5:04 pm
Tue April 23, 2013

After son's death, father criticizes lack of fishing industry oversight

This bell was rung 66 times during the memorial ceremony on Tuesday.
Washington Department of Labor and Industries

The 66 Washingtonians who died on the job in 2012 were honored at a memorial on Tuesday. A memorial bell was rung 66 times, once for each victim who died of a job-related illness or injury.

But the father of a 22-year-old commercial fisherman who died says not enough has been done; he voiced frustration over what he called a lack of government oversight of the fishing industry.

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maritime trouble
10:38 am
Mon October 1, 2012

Coast Guard investigating collision off Washington coast

The Coast Guard has declared the fatal collision of two fishing boats off the Washington coast a "serious marine incident" and an investigation is under way.

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Coast Guard
11:39 am
Fri June 15, 2012

Icebreaker Polar Sea to live on in Seattle, for now

U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Polar Sea coming into home port in Seattle in 2004.
The Associated Press

The Coast Guard has postponed plans to scrap the Seattle-based icebreaker Polar Sea this year.

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Drug Smuggling
7:02 pm
Wed March 2, 2011

Seattle-based Coast Guard cutter interdicts narco sub

Coast Guard Cutter Midgett interdicts drug smuggler 335 miles off the coast of Costa Rica 1/20/2011
United States Coast Guard

The Seattle-based Coast Guard Cutter Midgett has returned home from a patrol in the Eastern Pacific Ocean. A highlight of the voyage was the interdiction of a 35-foot-long self-propelled semi-submersible vessel (SPSS) that was carrying about 6,000 kilograms of cocaine. These vessels are also known as narco submarines.

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