USCG Rescues Man, Woman, 2 Dogs

By Eric Haun
Friday, May 23, 2014
USCG photo

Port Angeles, Washington-based U.S. Coast Guardsmen rescued two people and two dogs from a vessel taking on water near Port Angeles, Friday morning.

A man and woman wearing lifejackets were aboard a 19-foot vessel with their dogs when they began taking on water.

The crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Wahoo, an 87-foot patrol boat homeported in Port Angeles was already underway in the area and a boatcrew from Coast Guard Station Port Angeles launched aboard a 45-foot Response Boat-Medium.

A boatcrew from the Wahoo safely removed the woman and both dogs from the vessel. A crewmember from the Wahoo stayed aboard the vessel with the man and the RBM provided a dewatering pump. Using the pump, the man and Wahoo crewmember were able to safely return to the public boat ramp on Ediz Hook.

“Without the Coast Guard there they would have sank and been in the water with two dogs, so having their life jackets on was an important safety measure,” said Petty Officer 2nd Class Jeremy Higgins, coxswain of the RBM. “Having the Wahoo’s crew there and getting the passenger and dogs off allowed us to pass them a pump so they could safely dewater the vessel and make it back to shore.”

Watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector Puget Sound, in Seattle, were notified at 8:42 a.m. by 911 dispatchers after the woman aboard the vessel called 911 on a cell phone to report the vessel taking on water.

uscgnews.com
 

Maritime Reporter August 2014 Digital Edition
FREE Maritime Reporter Subscription
Latest Maritime News    rss feeds

Casualties

Greek Ferry with Bulgarians On Board Sinks near Corfu

A Greek ferryboat with Bulgarian passengers on board has suffered an accident near the island of Corfu. The ferry was traveling from Italy’s Ancona to Patras

USCG Search for Pompano Beach Diver Near Ft. Lauderdale

Coast Guard crews and other agencies are searching for a missing diver after he never resurfaced one mile east of Ft. Lauderdale, Florida, Saturday. Missing is Marc Raroha,

USCG in Search of Missing Man in Lake Michigan

The Coast Guard is searching for a man who went missing on Lake Michigan, Tuesday. Missing is 48-year-old Joseph Kiehm from Milwaukee. Kiehm was last seen aboard his 26-foot white sailboat,

News

Greek Ferry with Bulgarians On Board Sinks near Corfu

A Greek ferryboat with Bulgarian passengers on board has suffered an accident near the island of Corfu. The ferry was traveling from Italy’s Ancona to Patras

Japan's Minister Says Energy Policy Without Nuclear Difficult

Japan would find it difficult to formulate an energy policy without nuclear power given its lack of energy resources and the high cost of utilities for companies and households,

Nigerian Oil Workers Call Off Strike After Talks with Government

Nigerian oil workers' unions have called off a four-day strike after reaching a deal with the government in a dispute over pensions, they said on Saturday. A

Maritime Safety

USCG Search for Pompano Beach Diver Near Ft. Lauderdale

Coast Guard crews and other agencies are searching for a missing diver after he never resurfaced one mile east of Ft. Lauderdale, Florida, Saturday. Missing is Marc Raroha,

Rotterdam Integrates Safety Research with LNG Training Facility

The Dutch company Falck Risc is becoming the number one expert on LNG safety in Europe. Together with the Unified Fire Department, Falck Risc will draw up guidelines

Seagull Maritime Response on Safety, Security

Key areas of concern for seafarer safety and security in both marine and offshore operations have triggered the release of six new and one supplementary titles

 
 
Naval Architecture Navigation Offshore Oil Pipelines Ship Electronics Ship Repair Ship Simulators Shipbuilding / Vessel Construction Sonar Winch
rss | archive | history | articles | privacy | terms and conditions | contributors | top maritime news | about us | copyright | maritime magazines
maritime security news | shipbuilding news | maritime industry | shipping news | maritime reporting | workboats news | ship design | maritime business

Time taken: 0.1840 sec (5 req/sec)