Coast Guard Log published Saturday, June 19, 2010

June 19, 2010 05:00 am

Tuesday, June 8

2:40 p.m.: A U.S. Coast Guard Station Chetco River Station watch stander observed that the motor vessel Antinea was having difficulty maneuvering in the Chetco River channel. A Coast Guard motor lifeboat arrived on scene with the Antinea near No. 2 Channel Buoy and the crew advised the  captain of the vessel to back away to safer water. A second motor lifeboat was launched to assist and then the crew advised the captain of the Antinea to follow the same path as the moto lifeboat across the bar and into the Port of Brookings-Harbor. The Antinea was moored at the Transient Dock.


Wednesday, June 9 

10:11 p.m.: Personnel from the U.S Coast Guard Station Chetco River hailed the fishing vessel Miss Pacific via VHF Radio to find out her intentions as crossing the bar was restricted. The crew of the Miss Pacific estimated its arrival to the Chetco River bar and a Coast Guard motor lifeboat was launched to assist, however the crew of the  Miss Pacific hailed the Coast Guard saying they had safely crossed the bar and no longer required assistance.


 Thursday, June 10

6:30 a.m.: The U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Fir hailed Station Chetco River regarding weather update and the crew’s intentions to service the Chetco River Entrance and No. 2 buoys.


Sunday, June 13 

11:17 a.m.:  U.S. Coast Guard Station Chetco River received land line phone call from police dispatch concerning a missing diver off Harris Beach. A 25-foot rescue boat was launched to search for the missing diver, but could not get close enough to the shore due to heavy fog and sea conditions. A 47-foot motor lifeboat was then launched with Curry County Sheriff’s divers aboard.  The missing diver was found and tended to by EMS on the shore.

 4:05 p.m.: The crew of the motor vessel Lestralaur, a 162-ton Canadian patrol vessel, hailed U.S. Coast Guard Station Chetco River on VHF channel 16 reporting they had lost a 30-foot Boston Whaler that they had been towing about 10 miles west of Gold Beach.  At 4:28 p.m. the crew of the Lestralaur reported they had lost steering and was also having engine troublej. At 6:04 p.m. they advised the Coast Guard that they were in need of a tow.  At 7:44 p.m. the Lestralaur’s crew reported they had made repairs and no longer needed assistance. However, they were advised not to cross any river entrance bars on the Group North Bend area because of the length and draft of the boat. The Lestralaur crew provided a description of the missing Boston Whaler named Revenge. At 8:52 p.m. the Chetco River Station was relieved by North Bend for radio communication with the Lestralaur.