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Salem-News.com (Sep-07-2009 22:49)

Coast Guard Responds With Several Agencies to Capsized Vessel

Only two people out of six were wearing their life jackets when the boat rolled over near Manhattan Beach, Oregon.

(MANHATTAN BEACH, Ore.) - Coast Guard Group/Air Station Astoria launched a rescue helicopter crew The Coast Guard, Rockaway Beach, Oregon Police and Fire, the Tillamook Sheriff's department, Nehalem Fire and Tillamook County EMS responded to a report of six people in distress after the 21-foot boat they were in capsized at the entrance to Nehalem Bay, Monday.

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Salem-News.com (Jul-24-2009 02:23)

LOCATED SAFE - Missing Fishing Boat Crew Contacts Coast Guard

The Kay Ann was missing but Coast Guard officials are in contact and the crew is safe.

(ASTORIA, Ore.) - Coast Guard C-130 aircraft The crew of the 39-foot fishing vessel Kay Ann contacted the Coast Guard at approximately 1:30 p.m. Friday. The crew of the Kay Ann were two hours from Astoria when they called to inform officials they were fine.

The crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Mellon, homeported in Seattle, and two C-130 Hercules search plane crews from Coast Guard Air Station Sacrame
nto, Calif., searched for the boat since late Thursday after the Kay Ann was reported overdue.

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Salem-News.com (Jul-21-2009 22:48)

Man Dies in Single Vehicle Crash on Highway 26 west of Elsie (PHOTOS)

The driver was pronounced deceased at the scene. Police say alcohol is a possible contributing factor.

(ELSIE, Ore.) - Fatal crash near Elsie, Oregon 7-21-09 Oregon State Police troopers have cleared the scene of Monday afternoon's fatal traffic crash on Highway 26 west of Elsie. They say their investigation of the incident is continuing. The victim's name is being released following confirmation and next of kin notification.

OSP Sergeant Andrew Merila says Monday at approximately 4:17 p.m. a full-size Chevrolet pickup driven by 37-year old William J. Pierce of Hillsboro, was westbound on Highway 26 near milepost 20.

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Salem-News.com (Jul-08-2009 04:15)

Helicopter Crashes in Grays Harbor: Both People Survive (VIDEO)

It was reported that the passenger survived the crash into the water without being injured. The pilot however, did reportedly suffer minor injuries.

(ASTORIA, Ore.) - Salem-News.com The Coast Guard says a privately owned helicopter crashed into the shallow waters of Grays Harbor, Washington sometime before 6:00 a.m. Tuesday, July 7th 2009.

It happened about a mile north of Ocean Shores, Washington. The people were located and recovered early in the morning.

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Salem-News.com (Jun-14-2009 23:05)

Search Suspended for Missing Boater near Astoria, Oregon

The Coast Guard Air Station in Astoria received the report at 12:26 p.m. and dispatched an HH-60 helicopter crew while a 25-foot motor lifeboat crew left from Coast Guard Station Cape Disappointment, Washington.

(ASTORIA, Ore.) - Tongue Point in Clatsop County, Oregon Coast Guard officials say the search has been suspended for a man at Tongue Point who went missing Sunday after the boat he was in struck a submerged object and capsized.

The Clatsop County Sheriff's Office has dispatched a dive team to the area hoping to find some sign of the missing man.

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Salem-News.com (Jan-18-2009 22:08)

Coast Guard Airlifts Crewman 150 Miles Offshore (VIDEO)

The Coast Guard conducted a medevac of a crewmember off the 623-foot container ship Dapenghai 150 miles west from the entrance of the Columbia River Saturday.

(SEATTLE) - Crewman being airlifted from the 623-foot container ship Dapenghai In this video released by the Coast Guard, an HH-60 helicopter crew from Air Station Astoria, Ore., conducts a medevac of a crewmember off the 623-foot container ship Dapenghai 150 miles west from the entrance of the Columbia River. The rescue was completed Saturday, Jan. 17th 2009.

Officials say the rescue helicopter crew transported the crewmember to an awaiting Life Flight helicopter crew at Astoria Regional Airport.

Around 8:30 AM Saturday, the Coast Guard Air Station Astoria, Ore., launched an HH-60 rescue helicopter crew to the scene, after receiving a report of a 36-year-old male crewmember suffering a possible stroke.

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Salem-News.com (Jan-05-2009 09:10)

Man Dies in Crash on Highway 30 near Knappa‏

OSP troopers from the Astoria Area Command office are continuing the investigation.

(ASTORIA, Ore.) - Fatal crash investigation Oregon State Police troopers are continuing the investigation into a single vehicle traffic crash that resulted in the death of an Astoria-area man shortly after midnight on Highway 30 in the Knappa area.

According to OSP Lieutenant Duane Stanton, police, fire and medical agencies were notified early this morning at 12:03 AM of a single vehicle crash on Highway 30 near milepost 82.

Their preliminary investigation indicates a 2009 Toyota Tacoma pickup driven by 21-year old Robert James Rankin of Astoria, was eastbound on Hillcrest Loop when it failed to negotiate a curve.

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Salem-News.com (Dec-05-2008 22:07)

WWII Veteran Has Special Connection to Old Fort Stevens

Fort Stevens abounds with historical sites and experiences. For Dr. Phil Leveque the old base has a personal connection; his father served here.

(FORT STEVENS, Ore.) - Dr. Phillip Leveque If you let your imagination go at old Fort Stevens on the north Oregon coast, you can almost hear the sounds of the big guns that once roared and shook the ground here, but today lay silent as a testimony to another time in history.

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Salem-News.com (Apr-24-2008 16:46)

Coast Guard`s Steadfast Returns to Astoria After 52-Day Patrol

Steadfast is a Reliance Class cutter, one of 14 in the Coast Guard fleet and one of only three based on the West Coast.

(ASTORIA, Ore.) - Coast Guard Cutter Steadfast The United States Coast Guard Cutter Steadfast (WMEC 623) returned to her homeport of Astoria, Ore., on Thursday from a successful 52-day deployment. The 210' cutter and its 75-person crew conducted Living Marine Resource enforcement off the Washington and Oregon coast.

During the patrol, Steadfast conducted at-sea boardings of 30 commercial fishing vessels, enforcing the Commercial Fishing Industry Vessel Safety Act and federal law. Steadfast also assisted in the enforcement of state fisheries regulations.

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Salem-News.com (May-02-2007 14:51)

World War II Amphibious Landing Craft Listed in National Register of Historic Places

The vessel was used mainly in the Southwest Pacific and was part of task force that landed elements of the Oregon National Guard during an assault on Zamboanga City in the Philippines.

(ASTORIA, Ore.) - The USS LCI-713 The National Park Service has informed Oregon's State Historic Preservation Office (SHPO) that a World War II landing craft now preserved as the Amphibious Forces Memorial Museum Ship in Astoria has been listed in the National Register of Historic Places.

Commissioned in 1944 as the USS LCI-713, the vessel is the last survivor in a class of more than 3,000 ships built during the war to land troops and material directly onto beaches.

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