ASTORIA, Ore. — The U.S. Coast Guard, Oregon Department of Environmental Quality, other state and local agencies, along with Chevron Shipping and numerous pollution response and salvage companies and organizations participated in a major drill in Astoria, Thursday, designed to prepare personnel for a coordinated response in the event of a large vessel collision, fire and oil spill in the Lower Columbia River Region.
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SEATTLE — Federal, tribal, state and local partners are working closely to monitor waters off of Washington for a large dock that was reported drifting offshore on December 14. There has been no confirmation of the object and it has not been re-located since its initial report. The object is reported to be similar to a dock that beached in Oregon in July.
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by Petty Officer 3rd Class Nate Littlejohn
WARRENTON, Ore. — Coast Guard Sector Columbia River and Marine Corps League North Coast Detachment 1228, Ore., encourage North Coast Oregon and Southwest Washington state community members to continue donating items to Toys for Tots until Friday, December 21, 2012 at noon.
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GARIBALDI, Ore. — Coast Guard Station Tillamook Bay in Garibaldi hosted its 2nd annual haunted house for charity at the Old Coast Guard Station in Garibaldi, Friday-Sunday evening.
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Committed to the fleet
The U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary, largely responsible for the success of many U.S. Coast Guard missions, yet rarely put in the spotlight, continues to play a critical role in daily Coast Guard operations.
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ASTORIA, Ore. — The Coast Guard towed a 90-foot fishing vessel to Astoria, Saturday, after an engine casualty rendered the vessel powerless Friday afternoon.
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ASTORIA, Ore. — Coast Guard Sector Columbia River’s Vessel Boarding Security Team and the Oregon Army National Guard 102nd Civil Support Team are scheduled to train together in Astoria this week to prepare for potential chemical and or radiation threats posed by vessels entering the Columbia River.
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ASTORIA, Ore. — The Coast Guard medevaced a man who fell off a horse and became seriously injured approximately one mile south of Pacific City, Ore., Sunday.
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ASTORIA, Ore. — The Coast Guard rescued a 16-year-old boy stranded on a cliff approximately 3 miles northwest of Manzanita, Ore., Friday.
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ASTORIA, Ore. — The Coast Guard rescued four distressed swimmers from being pulled out to sea near Surf Sands Resort off Rockaway Beach, Ore., Wednesday.
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