Coast Guard, Navy participate in ribbon cutting ceremony for new pier and facilities in Port Angeles

September 14, 2018 – The entrance to the Transit Protection System pier in Port Angeles, Wash., Sept. 14, 2018. The 425-foot long pile-supported pier and utility trestle is located on Coast Guard Air Station/Sector Field Office Port Angeles and can berth up to seven boats. U.S. Coast Guard photos by Petty Officer 3rd Class Amanda Norcross.

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Port Angeles-based Coast Guard cutter returns home following counterdrug patrol

USCGC Active (WMEC 618) returned home to Port Angeles Friday following a counterdrug patrol in international waters off the coast of Central America in the Eastern Pacific Ocean. The 75-member crew aboard the Coast Guard Cutter Active deployed to the Eastern Pacific Ocean where they interdicted three “panga” style vessels and one pleasure craft, resulting in the seizure of more…

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Coast Guard helicopter avoids drone strike in Port Angeles

A Coast Guard aircrew was 300 feet in the air conducting training when they had a near-miss collision with a recreational drone in the vicinity of Fairchild International Airport, Saturday. The MH-65 Dolphin helicopter crew from Air Station Port Angeles was conducting low-level training near the airport when the crew maneuvered to miss what they thought was a bird. The…

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Port Angeles Maritime Festival June 9-10

Mark your calendar for the first annual Port Angeles Maritime Festival! The Maritime Festival is happening June 9-10, 2018 in Port Angeles, Washington, the gateway to the Olympic National Park and the Strait of Juan de Fuca. A number of organizations are planning a fun week of maritime events along Port Angeles’ downtown waterfront celebrating our maritime heritage, including special…

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USCGC Active Returned to Port Angeles

Coast Guard Cutter Active, a 210-foot Medium-Endurance Cutter, is scheduled to return home to Port Angeles, Washington, Tuesday, following a successful 65-day counter-narcotics patrol in the Eastern Pacific Ocean. The Active’s crew patrolled the region in support of Joint Interagency Task Force South, a National Task Force under U.S. Southern Command. During the patrol, the Active’s 75-member crew deployed off…

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