Coast Guard Log published Saturday, May 15, 2010
May 15, 2010 05:00 am

Saturday, May 1

10:15 a.m.: The crew of the fishing vessel Marilyn A contacted the U.S. Coast Guard Station Chetco River via VHF radio stating it had a cracked heat exchanger and was disabled and adrift three miles north of Mack Arch. A 47-foot motor lifeboat was launched from  the Chetco River to assist and then towed the fishing vessel to the Port of Brookings Harbor.

12:15 p.m.: The crew of the 25-foot pleasure craft 4th Dimension contacted U.S. Coast Guard Station Chetco River via VHF radio Channel 16 stating they had a stalled engine and were adrift near Mack Arch. The station launched a 47-foot motor lifeboat to assist the disabled pleasure craft.  The crew was able to start the craft’s kicker and head toward the Port of Brooking Harbor. The motor lifeboat escorted the craft back to port.

Sunday, May 2

U.S. Coast Guard Station Chetco River received a call from 911 dispatch regarding a 16-foot pleasure craft taking on water a mile south of the Chetco River jetties. The station launched a 47-foot motor lifeboat to assist. The vessel was able to get to the Port of Brooking Harbor launch ramp safely without taking on more water under its own power. The lifeboat escorted the craft in case assistance was needed.

Saturday, May 8

U.S. Coast Guard Station Chetco River received a call via telephone that a pleasure vessel was disabled off Mill Beach with two people on board. The Coast Guard Auxiliary was on patrol at the time of the incident and the station diverted it to assist the disabled vessel. The Coast Guard Auxiliary towed the pleasure vessel back to the Port of Brookings Harbor.

U.S. Coast Guard Chetco River Station received a call from a distressed vessel near Bird Island. The station launched a 47-foot motor lifeboat to assist. While en route a good Samaritan vessel towed the disabled vessel to safer waters. Upon arrival at the scene the lifeboat took over the tow and brought the disabled vessel to the Port of Brooking Harbor.

U.S. Coast Guard Chetco River Station received a telephone call from Coast Guard Group North Bend concerning a 24-foot disabled vessel in the vicinity of the Rogue River Bar. The Chetco River station launched a 47-foot motor lifeboat to assist the vessel. Upon arrival at the Rogue River Entrance Buoy, communication with the vessel was lost and the vessel was not in sight until red emergency flares were sighted and the vessel was located nearby at anchor. Coast Guard personnel transferred the three crew members to the lifeboat and then placed the distressed vessel in tow to the Port of Brookings Harbor.