Coast Guard Aircrew Saves Man After Vessel Capsizes in Willapa Bay

A Coast Guard aircrew hoisted two passengers early Friday morning, Nov. 5, from a capsized vessel in Willapa Bay. Watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector Columbia River command center received a call from Pacific County Sheriff at midnight stating that a 41-year-old man and a 13-year-old boy were on the boat when it capsized near Ellsworth…

Written by Welcome on November 11, 2021

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Fire Breaks Out On Cargo Ship After Shipping Containers Fall Overboard

The United States Coast Guard responded to a vessel that ignited a fire during heavy weather last Saturday. The ship, Zim Kingston, was at an anchorage at the port of Vancouver when a storm caused a severe list, causing the loss of 40 containers overboard. Zim has confirmed that most of the crew were evacuated…

Written by Welcome on October 26, 2021

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U.S. Coast Guard Medevacs Fisherman in Heavy Weather off Dutch Harbor

On Tuesday, the U.S. Coast Guard medevaced an injured man from a fishing boat approximately 200 miles southwest of Dutch Harbor, Alaska. Watchstanders in the 17th District command center in Juneau received the initial request for the medevac at about 4 p.m. Tuesday. Commercial fishing vessel Patricia Lee made way towards Dutch Harbor at approximately 11:50 p.m….

Written by Welcome on October 22, 2021

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Coast Guard Rescues 4 After Fishing Vessel Runs Aground

The U.S. Coast Guard rescued four stranded individuals Thursday after a fishing vessel ran aground near Dutch Harbor, Alaska. The MH-65 Dolphin helicopter crew arrived on scene just after midnight to find all four survivors huddled on a rock with the tide coming in. They were placed in the care of awaiting EMS. No injuries…

Written by Welcome on September 2, 2021

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Passenger Dies of COVID-19 Amid Outbreak on Carnival Cruise Ship

A 77-year-old woman passed away from COVID-19 on August 14th after testing positive on Carnival cruise to Belize. The death marks the first reported death of a passenger from the virus since cruises restarted in the Caribbean and the United States in June. “We are very sorry to hear about the death of a guest…

Written by Welcome on August 27, 2021

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Royal Caribbean Penalized For Missing Video In Death Suit

A Florida federal judge has penalized Royal Caribbean Cruises Lltd. for destroying surveillance footage in a wrongful death suit over a toddler’s fall out a window. Chloe Wiegand was only 18 months old when she fell to her death from the open window of the cruise ship stationed in Puerto Rico. In an order filed…

Written by Welcome on August 17, 2021

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Norwegian Cruise Line Sues Florida Surgeon Over Vaccine Passport Ban

Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings sued Florida’s General Scott Rivkees over the state’s law prohibiting “vaccine passports,” on Tuesday. This term is used to refer to proof of vaccination for all travelers boarding cruise ships. The Florida state law banning vaccine passports went into effect on July 1 in an executive order outlined by Republican Governor Ron Desantis. The ban…

Written by Welcome on July 15, 2021

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Why Float Plans Save Lives

With recreational boating season well underway, the attorneys at ACW&N want everyone to stay safe while enjoying the water.  A float plan is a great way for boaters to keep safe this summer. It’s always important to have a game plan when you’re operating a vessel out in the ocean, harbor, or sound. When an…

Written by Welcome on June 17, 2021

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