Washington Crab Opener Keeps USCG Crews Busy with Three Rescues
It wouldn't be a Dungeness crab season without the U.S. Coast Guard ready to help crabbers in distress.
USCG rescue crews from Station Cape Disappointment in Ilwaco, Wash., responded to three distress calls during the commercial crab season opening weekend north of Cape Falcon, Ore., and off Washington. Crabbers could set gear on Saturday, Feb. 13, and start pulling gear on Tuesday, Feb. 16.
Station Cape Disappointment is at the mouth of the Columbia River near several marinas that are home to numerous commercial crab and fishing vessels.
The first incident included the rescue of three fishermen and a dog from the F/V Terry F near Willapa Bay. Crews ...
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