Coast Guard to Close Newport Facility

NEWPORT, Ore. — The U.S. Coast Guard is preparing to close a facility in Newport where a search and rescue helicopter is stationed, and budget cuts are to blame. The three and a half acre site has a hangar and barracks, used on a rotation basis by four-person crews who are permanently stationed at the … Continue reading »

Coast Guard Warns Northwest Crabbers

WARRENTON, Ore. — The U.S. Coast Guard is warning Northwest crabbers to not only wear their life jackets, but get plenty of rest as well. They say, fatigue is a leading cause of commercial fishing deaths. Fatigue is also what recently played a role in the grounding of vessels near Cape Arago in Oregon and … Continue reading »