(SEATTLE) USCG REPORT: The U.S. Coast Guard and Canadian Coast Guard responded to a container vessel that lost 40 containers during heavy weather Friday 40 miles from the Strait of Juan de Fuca #AceNewsDesk report

#AceNewsReport – Oct.25: U.S. Coast Guard Sector Puget Sound received notification from Prince Rupert Marine Communication and Traffic Services at 12:49 a.m. Friday that the shipping vessel Zim Kingston reported losing approximately 40 containers overboard when the vessel heeled 35 degrees in heavy swells 38 miles west of the Strait of Juan de Fuca. The lost containers were initially reported to be general containers with no dangerous cargo.

#AceDailyNews reports The U.S. Coast Guard 13th District Command Center and Sector Puget Sound directed U.S. Coast Guard Air Station Port Angeles to conduct a flyover at 10 a.m. An Air Station Port Angeles crew was able to locate 35 of the containers. The aircrew deployed a self-locating datum marker buoy to monitor the movement of the containers.

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News Release : U.S. Coast Guard 13th District Pacific Northwest
Contact: 13th District Public Affairs
Office: (206) 220-7237
After Hours: (206) 220-7237
13th District online newsroom

U.S., Canadian Coast Guard responds to container ship losing 40 containers in Strait of Juan de Fuca

U.S., Canadian Coast Guards respond to container vessel that lost 40 containers near the Strait of Juan de Fuca

U.S., Canadian Coast Guard responds to container ship losing 40 containers in Strait of Juan de Fuca

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No injuries were reported to any crew members. 

 At 2 p.m., Sector Puget Sound reported that the Canadian Coast Guard received a preliminary report from the master of the Zim Kingston reporting that two containers overboard contained hazardous material. 

The U.S. Coast Guard and Canadian agencies will continue to monitor movement of the shipping containers. 

 Zim Kingston moored 5 miles from Victoria, British Columbia. 

At approximately 11:11 a.m. Saturday Rescue Coordination Centre Victoria reported to the Zim Kingston to have two containers on fire. Sector Puget Sound and RCC Victoria arranged an overflight to monitor the area. Coast Guard Air Station Port Angeles was directed to do the overflight and captured imagery. 

Both the US Coast Guard and Canadian Coast Guard continue to broadcast warnings as the containers pose a significant risk to mariners. 

“The U.S. Coast Guard continues to monitor the situation, engaging with our Canadian and tribal partners to respond and support as requested while this incident continues to develop,” said Capt. Daniel Broadhurst, chief of incident management for the 13th Coast Guard District.

An incident command post led by the Canadian Coast Guard on behalf of the Government of Canada, the Province of British Columbia, and First Nations representatives to manage and coordinate this multi-agency response. 

The safety of the remaining crew on the ship, and the responders on the water, is the top priority as the response operations proceed. Unified Command is working through the Emergency Management British Columbia network through local communities to broadcast public safety information as required. Further updates will be provided once the response is underway. 

For more information on the fire, please contact Canadian Coast Guard at Media.pac@dfo-mpo.gc.ca

#AceNewsDesk report ………………Published: Oct.25: 2021:

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(SEATTLE) USCG FULL REPORT: Multiple U.S. and Canadian partner agencies planned and executed four large-scale interagency, binational operations throughout the summer in Puget Sound, the San Juan Islands, and Strait of Juan de Fuca focused on a variety of maritime law enforcement and security missions #AceNewsDesk report

#AceNewsReport – Oct.08: Despite the challenges of protecting a vast and geographically diverse region like the Pacific Northwest during the COVID-19 pandemic, the commitment of U.S. and Canadian partners to the continued safety and security of the public, our natural resources, and the economic prosperity of both nations remain resolute,” said Capt. Patrick Hilbert, commander of Coast Guard Sector Puget Sound. “These joint operations are a testament to the strength of our shared resolve as we continue to engage and collaborate on important issues moving forward.”

#AceDailyNews reports on U.S., Canadian partner agencies complete joint maritime law enforcement, security operations throughout Puget Sound, PNW

News Release: U.S. Coast Guard 13th District Pacific Northwest
Contact: 13th District Public Affairs
Office: (206) 220-7237
After Hours: (206) 251-3237
13th District online newsroom

Joint maritime operations focused on enhanced maritime border security to deter and interdict illicit activity; improved awareness of vessel movements; traffic patterns; and fishing activity; strengthening interagency partnerships, communications, and interoperability; and leveraging resources and partnerships to achieve multi-mission success.

At the conclusion of operations, U.S. and Canadian partner agency personnel conducted more than 1,000 vessel checks resulting in issuance of 35 violations for safety, illegal fishing, and boating under the influence.

Additionally, more than 60 maritime border crossings were vetted by participating agency personnel, and nine investigative leads were discovered including vessels and persons under investigation for money crimes, narcotic trafficking, Southern Resident Killer Whale endangerment, and crab poaching.

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“CBSA is proud to work with its partners to safeguard our borders and keep our communities safe from illegal activity. By collaborating and cooperating, we are stronger and smarter in addressing risks and threats to public safety,” said John Linde, CBSA Director of Intelligence and Enforcement Operations Division in the Pacific Region.

Participating U.S. federal and Canadian partners are part of the Pacific Northwest Regional Coordinating Mechanism. The PNW ReCoM coordinates multi-mission interagency law enforcement operations and security initiatives throughout Puget Sound and the Pacific Northwest, and actively works to strengthen partner communication and collaboration through information sharing and active working groups. PNW ReCoM leadership positions rotate on an annual basis, and is currently co-chaired by Canada Border Services Agency and Customs and Border Protection Air and Marine Operations.

“The RCMP Shiprider program is dedicated to working with our partners to achieve our common goals, such as border security and disruption of cross-border crime,” said Superintendent Bert Ferreira, Officer in Charge of the Federal RCMP Border Integrity Program in British Columbia. “Joint operations, such as this one, provide an opportunity to showcase the positive results that come from the collaboration and interoperability between our agencies. We look forward to continuing our excellent relationship with our partners and the results of future joint operations.”

The commander of CBP AMO in the Pacific Northwest, Director Jeremy Thompson, said, “AMO brings dedicated airborne and seaborne law enforcement assets to our region, and we’re honored to serve alongside our U.S. and Canadian partners.  PNW ReCoM partnerships are crucial to safeguard the people of the United States.”

“Our PNW ReCoM highlights the great work the Department of Homeland Security accomplishes in the maritime environment with our U.S. and Canadian law enforcement partners,” said Chief Patrol Agent David S. BeMiller.  The U.S. Border Patrol, Blaine Sector, is committed to supporting our partners, protecting our communities, achieving border security, and enhancing national security.”

Kenneth Williams, CBP Office of Field Operations Area Port Director said, “This operation illustrates the strong network of law enforcement partners in the Pacific Northwest and their commitment in keeping our communities safe. We value being part of this great partnership and look forward to future collaborations.”

The following agencies participated in the operations:

–          Coast Guard Sector Puget Sound

–          Coast Guard Maritime Safety and Security Team 91101 

–          Coast Guard Maritime Security Response Team West

–          Coast Guard Investigative Service 

–          Customs and Border Protection Patrol Office of Field Operations 

–          Customs and Border Protection Air and Marine Operations 

–          Customs and Border Protection U.S. Border Patrol

–          Customs and Border Protection Office of Intelligence 

–          Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife

–          Homeland Security Investigations 

–          Royal Canadian Mounted Police 

–          Canada Border Services Agency 

  • Department of Fisheries and Oceans

#AceNewsDesk report …………………….Published: Oct.08: 2021:

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(SEATTLE) COURT REPORT: A Port Angeles-area man pleaded guilty Monday at the U.S. District Court in Tacoma for aiming a laser pointer at a Coast Guard Air Station Port Angeles aircrew in 2016 #AceNewsDesk report

#AceNewsReport – Oct.05: Muck illuminated an MH-65 Dolphin rescue helicopter crew with a green laser light while the aircrew was on final approach to Air Station Port Angeles on Sept. 26, 2016. At the time, the crew of four returned to base with no injuries reported.

#AceDailyNews reports that on USCG Court Report: Randall Muck, 35, pleaded guilty to the lesser offense of assault on a federal officer under Title 18 U.S. Code Section 111a. Muck was sentenced to 90 days of home confinement with electronic monitoring, one year of probation and a $1,000 fine….

News Release: U.S. Coast Guard 13th District Pacific Northwest: Contact: 13th District Public Affairs
Office: (206) 220-7237
After Hours: (206) 220-7237
13th District online newsroom

Suspect pleads guilty to 2016 laser strike on Coast Guard aircrew 

Coast Guard Investigative Service agents identified Muck as the subject following incriminating statements he made at work. Muck’s girlfriend witnessed the act from their residence and provided corroborating information. The case was referred to the Department of Justice Western District of Washington on Feb. 26, 2018 and presented to a grand jury on May 16, 2019.

“These types of incidents can be very dangerous to the safety of our aircrews and disrupts our ability to respond as a search and rescue asset,” said Cmdr. Mark Hiigel, former commanding officer of Air Station Port Angeles. “In this particular case, the aircrew was medically grounded for approximately two hours. This resulted in Naval Air Station Whidbey Island and Sector Columbia River, located in Warrenton, Oregon, covering our area of responsibility until the Port Angeles aircrew was medically cleared. We need the general public to understand that the dangers of playing with green laser lights goes beyond medical risks to our aircrews, it places all mariners at risk due to delayed response times should they become in distress.”

Laser pointers can cause great danger to Coast Guard air and boatcrews due to glare, afterimage, flash blindness, or temporary loss of night vision. Coast Guard flight rules dictate that aircraft must abort their mission if a laser is shined in the eyes of an aircrew member.

Aiming a laser pointer at an aircraft or vessel is a felony crime under 18 U.S. Code Section 39A, which states whoever knowingly aims the beam of a laser pointer at an aircraft in the special aircraft jurisdiction of the United States, or at the flight path of such an aircraft, shall be fined under this title or imprisoned not more than 5 years, or both. It is also a crime under 18 U.S. Code Section 111 to forcibly assault, resist, oppose, impede, intimidate, or interfere with a federal officer while engaged in the performance of official duties.

The Port Angeles Police Department, Coast Guard Investigative Service and Federal Bureau of Investigation assisted with the investigation.

For more information about laser safety and the effects of a laser incident, visit the Federal Aviation Administration’s Laser Safety Imitative webpage at http://www.faa.gov/about/initiatives/lasers/.

#AceNewsDesk report ………….Published: Oct.05: 2021:

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(SEATTLE) DEA REPORT: Career Criminal & Leader of a Drug Distribution Network Sentenced to 13yrs in Prison #AceNewsDesk report

#AceNewsReport – Aug.28: The case stemmed from a 6-month investigation in 2017 by the Seattle Police Department and the Drug Enforcement Administration, of significant drug trafficking in Seattle’s Pioneer Square neighborhood. At the sentencing hearing, U.S. District Judge Thomas S. Zilly ordered McKnight to also pay a $36,000 fine and serve five years of supervised release following prison.

#AceDailyNews reports that 51-year-old Seattle man was sentenced today in U.S. District Court in Seattle to 13 years in prison for drug and gun crimes. Clyde McKnight was convicted May 21, 2021, of possession of controlled substances with intent to distribute, and two counts of being a felon in possession of firearms, following a 5-day jury trial. This case is part of an Organized Crime Drug Enforcement Task Forces (OCDETF) investigation. OCDETF….

“This defendant was a significant drug dealer in Seattle’s Pioneer Square neighborhood, spreading addiction, despair, and potentially deadly fentanyl throughout our community,” said Acting U.S. Attorney Gorman. “He has been involved with crime for decades, and did significant state prison time for attempted murder.  This federal sentence is necessary to protect the public from the defendant’s callous disregard for community safety.”

According to records filed in the case and testimony at trial, Clyde McKnight was arrested outside a Portland, Oregon motel in January 2018.  The arrest followed the seizure of 2.6 kilograms of cocaine, 1.5 kilograms of heroin, 607 grams of crack cocaine, 42 grams of methamphetamine and 180 grams of fentanyl from McKnight’s vehicle in Seattle.  At the time of his arrest, McKnight had $36,000 and a handgun with him.   

McKnight had been observed by law enforcement using a Chrysler 300 sedan as a storage location for drugs – crack cocaine, powder cocaine, heroin, and fentanyl.  McKnight parked the vehicle in various locations in the Mount Baker neighborhood.  On the night of January 2, 2018, the Seattle Police Department impounded the car and obtained a search warrant.  In the early morning of January 3, 2018, McKnight made numerous panicked calls to 9-1-1 to report the vehicle stolen.  Ultimately, he was informed the vehicle had been impounded and was in the police evidence yard.  McKnight immediately tried to flee the state, traveling to Portland, Oregon where he was arrested.

A search of McKnight’s apartment in downtown Seattle turned up another firearm – a loaded Glock.  McKnight is prohibited from possessing firearms due to prior convictions – including one for attempted murder.  The jury reached separate verdicts following the drug conviction, finding that McKnight was also guilty of being a felon in possession of the two firearms.

Four other conspirators were charged, convicted, and sentenced as part of the case:

Patrick Tables, 56, was sentenced to 10 years in prison.

Jonathon Rushing, 42, was sentenced to 8 and a half years in prison.

Michael Turner, 52, was sentenced to 5 years in prison

Marvin Traylor, 52, was sentenced to one year in prison.

After multiple requests by the defendant for delays in the trial, McKnight’s trial was scheduled for April 2020.  The pandemic closure of the U.S. District Courthouse to in-person appearances delayed the trial further.  The case was the first one scheduled for trial as the courthouse returned to limited jury trials. 

This case is part of an Organized Crime Drug Enforcement Task Forces (OCDETF) investigation. OCDETF identifies, disrupts, and dismantles the highest-level drug traffickers, money launderers, gangs, and transnational criminal organizations that threaten the United States by using a prosecutor-led, intelligence-driven, multi-agency approach that leverages the strengths of federal, state, and local law enforcement agencies against criminal networks.

The case was investigated by the Seattle Police Department and the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) with assistance from the Port of Seattle Police Department and the FBI crime lab at Quantico, VA.

The case was prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorneys Vince Lombardi and Casey Conzatti.

#AceNewsDesk report ……..Published: Aug.28: 2021:

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(SEATTLE) USCG REPORT: The Coast Guard rescued a man in an emergency life raft Saturday offshore of Grays Harbor #AceNewsDesk report

#AceNewsReport – Aug.02: At 11:39 a.m., Friday, watchstanders at the 13th Coast Guard District Command Center received an emergency position indicating radio beacon activation alert for the fishing vessel Ruby Lily approximately 132 miles from Grays Harbor.

#AceDailyNews reports Coast Guard rescues man in life raft offshore Grays Harbor, WA on Friday around 11:30am after watchstanders recieved an emergency incident and watchstanders launched crews from Coast Guard Air Station Astoria, Coast Guard Air Station Sacramento and the Coast Guard Cutter Alert to respond.

U.S. Coast Guard sent this bulletin at 07/31/2021 11:19 PM EDTNews Release 

U.S. Coast Guard 13th District Pacific Northwest
Contact: 13th District Public Affairs
Office: (206) 220-7237
After Hours: (206) 220-7237
13th District online newsroom

Rescue Swimmer and Life Raft

Coast Guard rescues man in life raft offshore Gray Harbor, WA

Life Raft of the Ruby Lily

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A U.S. Navy P-8A Poseidon in the vicinity of the vessel self diverted to respond to the scene and reported one person aboard the life raft. The man aboard, who was also the owner of the Ruby Lily, reported he was safe in the rigid hull life raft with two weeks of food and water. 

A good Samaritan vessel in the area offered assistance, but the man on the life raft reportedly refused assistance from the good Samaritan. 

At 1:46 p.m., a MH-60 Jayhawk from Air Station Astoria arrived on scene and deployed a rescue swimmer. It was reported that the man refused to depart the life raft to be hoisted into the helicopter and insisted on a surface asset recovery.

At 3:53 p.m., watchstanders diverted the Coast Guard Cutter Blue Shark and crew for recovery. Prior to departing the scene, the Coast Guard helicopter supplied the man with flares and a Coast Guard position locating beacon. 

An HC-27J Spartan from Air Station Sacramento arrived on scene at approximately 9:31 p.m. to keep visual on the life raft.

Blue Shark reported on scene at approximately 2:36 a.m., with the Alert arriving shortly after. Blue Shark conducted a well-fare check on the man aboard the life raft and reportedly requested to be transferred off the life raft. Once transferred off the life raft, Blue Shark conducted a medical assessment.

The man was reported to be in stable condition. 

The man reported that Ruby Lily had begun taking on water at a fast rate and completely sank. The Alert recovered the survival craft and intends to transfer the life raft to Coast Guard Aids to Navigation Team Astoria.  

At 8:10 a.m., Blue Shark moored in Westport to transfer the recovered man.

“This case was a success because the mariner had a registered beacon, and it was activated, allowing crews to get on scene quick.” said Scott Giard, the Coast Guard 13th District Search and Rescue Program Manager. “In this case, the subject was further offshore, so VHF-FM radio and cell phone coverage is scarce or scant. Reporting distress early gives rescue crews valuable time to get on scene fast, every second counts during any search and rescue case. This mariners EPIRB saved his life. Having a registered beacon can be the difference between locating a person in distress within minutes or days.”

#AceNewsDesk report ………Published: Aug.02: 2021:

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(SEATTLE) USCG REPORT: The Coast Guard, along with multiple partner agencies, responded Thursday morning to reports of a stolen vessel and a person threatening public safety in the Puget Sound #AceNewsDesk report

#AceNewsReport – June.25: Coast Guard Stations Port Angeles and Seattle launched 45-foot Response Boat-Medium crews, and the 87-foot Coast Guard Cutter Swordfish and crew diverted to the scene.

#AceDailyNews says …….Coast Guard, partner agencies respond to public safety after an employee from Argosy Cruises contacted Coast Guard Sector Puget Sound watchstanders at about 7:50 a.m. Thursday to report one of their vessels, Beaver, was stolen from their dock. Sector Puget Sound watchstanders immediately began to track the stolen vessel as the operator made his way northbound.

U.S. Coast Guard sent this bulletin at 06/25/2021 12:06 AM EDTNews Release 

U.S. Coast Guard 13th District Pacific Northwest
Contact: 13th District Public Affairs
Office: (206) 220-7237
After Hours: (206) 220-7237
13th District online newsroom

Coast Guard, partner agencies respond to public safety threat in Puget Sound, WA

Coast Guard crew member making reports on stolen vessel in Puget Sound

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At 9:50 a.m., it was reported the person aboard the stolen vessel used a VHF-FM radio on channel 16 to relay threats of explosives and hostages. Following the notification of potential explosives and hostages, Sector Puget Sound watchstanders coordinated their response with local and state authorities.

Seattle Vessel Traffic personnel redirected maritime traffic from the area.

Coast Guard units arrived on scene at about 9:05 a.m. and observed the person sitting aboard the vessel’s stern. After speaking to the person and assessing the situation, the Station Port Angeles RB-M crew approached the vessel and took the subject into custody.

The stolen vessel was taken to shore in Seattle at about 4:20 p.m. for further investigation.

“As Captain of the Port, I’m proud of the decisive response by the Coast Guard and our interagency partners to successfully de-escalate a complex active threat to the Maritime Transportation System, quickly providing for the maritime safety and security of the boating public,” said Capt. Patrick Hilbert, commander , Sector Puget Sound. “Today’s event highlights the critical importance of continued partnership and coordination with state, local and Tribal agencies to ensure we remain ready to respond to all threats and safeguard the waters of the greater Puget Sound region.”

Local police and Coast Guard Investigative Services personnel are continuing to investigate the incident.

#AceNewsDesk report ………Published: Jun.25: 2021:

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(SEATTLE) Justice Court Report: A 31-year-old ‘dark web’ heroin dealer was sentenced in U.S. District Court here to five years in prison, announced Acting U.S. Attorney Tessa M. Gorman #AceNewsDesk report

#AceNewsReport – May.30: The case was investigated by Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) and the U.S. Postal Inspection Service, with assistance from the Mukilteo Police Department.

HSI Reports: Efforts help put ‘dark web’ drug dealer in prison: Zachary Madding of Mill Creek, was arrested at a long-stay hotel in Mukilteo, after a horrific assault on his estranged girlfriend. At the sentencing hearing U.S. District Judge James L. Robart said, “The person who is before me is not a good person…………….He is a common criminal who is engaged in the most serious behavior…. On the dark web you have no idea who you are dealing with… ……………..Because of your actions, there are 1,600 families out there who are going through the pain of addiction.”

“This defendant put thousands of people at risk of death by anonymously sending his potent heroin to all corners of the country,” said Gorman. “He knew all too well the destruction his drugs inflicted, having critically injured two young pedestrians while driving under the influence of narcotics. Dealing on the dark web spreads the destruction from heroin abuse to a far larger geographic area with callous disregard for how communities and addicts are damaged.”

According to records filed in the case, Madding first came to the attention of law enforcement in May 2018, when he attacked his estranged girlfriend by forcing Xanax down her throat and forcibly spraying fentanyl up her nose. Fortunately, medics were able to use Narcan to revive the victim. Madding was arrested. In his hotel room, law enforcement discovered false identification documents, shipping labels, drug ledgers, crushed Xanax tables and the fentanyl spray. An investigation by HSI revealed that from as early as 2016, Madding was selling heroin on dark web websites – these are an extensive network of computers that conceal the true Internet Protocol (“IP”) address of computing devices. Even as different marketplace sites were seized by law enforcement and shut down, Madding moved on to different sites. He took care to avoid detection by being paid in bitcoin, encrypting communications, and shipping drugs in such a way to avoid detection by drug detecting canines.

In all, Madding made more than 1,600 sales on the dark web and pocketed $72,000 in bitcoin.

“Madding’s rein of violence and drug dealing is over,” said Special Agent in Charge Robert Hammer, who oversees HSI operations in the Pacific Northwest. “The law enforcement partnerships we have in Washington are stronger than criminals who hide behind computer screens peddling poison in our communities.”

Madding’s dark web dealing accelerated after he was released from a state prison sentence for vehicular assault. In that case, in August 2014, Madding drove under the influence of heroin and struck two teenagers as they walked on the side of the road. Both were badly injured, and one suffered a critical and life-altering brain injury.

The case is being prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Marie Dalton.

HSI is a directorate of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) and the principal investigative arm of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS), responsible for investigating transnational crime and threats, specifically those criminal organizations that exploit the global infrastructure through which international trade, travel and finance move. HSI’s workforce of over 10,400 employees consists of more than 7,100 Special Agents assigned to 220 cities throughout the United States, and 80 overseas locations in 53 countries. HSI’s international presence represents DHS’s largest investigative law enforcement presence abroad and one of the largest international footprints in U.S. law enforcement.

#AceNewsDesk report ……Published: May.30: 2021:

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(SEATTLE.Wash.) USCG REPORT: The Coast Guard terminated an illegal charter Saturday near Mercer Island on Lake Washington #AceNewsDesk report

#AceNewsReport – May.29: The vessel was also knowingly operating in violation of an order by the Captain of the Port issued to the vessel in December ordering the owner to cease operations as an uninspected passenger vessel carrying any passengers for hire until appropriate regulatory requirements were met:

SEATTLE: Coast Guard Station Seattle boarding team observed a 38-foot vessel which had 15 passengers and one non-credentialed mariner operating as an illegal passenger-for-hire operation.

U.S. Coast Guard sent this bulletin at 05/28/2021 01:40 PM EDTNews Release 

U.S. Coast Guard 13th District Pacific Northwest
Contact: 13th District Public Affairs
Office: (206) 220-7237
After Hours: (206) 251-3237
13th District online newsroom

Coast Guard terminates illegal charter on Lake Washington 

Coast Guard halts illegal charter near Tampa Bay

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The vessel operator was cited for several violations, and the Coast Guard is pursuing additional enforcement options to deter future unsafe operations.

“Illegally chartered vessels undermine legitimate operations and pose significant safety concerns to everyone onboard,” said Lt. Alex Cropley, commanding officer of Coast Guard Station Seattle. “Terminating these dangerous voyages and educating the boating public is our top priority. If you encounter vessels operating in an unsafe manner or suspect an illegal charter operation, call the Coast Guard on VHF-FM channel 16.”

Are you planning on getting on the water for Memorial Day Weekend?

In conjunction with National Safe Boating Week, the Coast Guard highly encourages passengers who are planning on hiring a vessel for charter to verify their captain has a safety plan and a Coast Guard issued credential. For larger charter boats, or those with more than six passengers, ask to see a Coast Guard-issued Certificate of Inspection. If the operator cannot produce the appropriate credentials, passengers are recommended to not get on the boat and report the operator to the Coast Guard.

Owners and operators of illegal charter vessels can face potential civil penalties of $59,000 for illegal passenger-for-hire operations. Charters that violate a Captain of the Port Order can face more than $94,000 in penalties for each day the vessel is in violation. Repeated violations of a Captain of the Port Order can result in criminal charges. Some potential fines for illegally operating a charter vessel include:

  • Up to $7,710 for failure of operators to be enrolled in a chemical (drug) testing program.
  • Up to $4,803 for failure to provide a Coast Guard Certificate of Inspection for vessels carrying more than six passengers.
  • Up to $16,398 for failure to produce a valid Certificate of Documentation for vessels over 5 gross tons.
  • Up to $94,219 per day for failure to comply with a Captain of the Port Order.

#AceNewsDesk report ……Published: May.29: 2021:

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(SEATTLE) JUST IN: USCG REPORT: The Coast Guard rescued two hikers from the side of a cliff early Sunday near Hoh Head in Olympic National Park #AceNewsDesk report

#AceNewsReport – May.03: Olympic National Park Rangers contacted Coast Guard Sector Puget Sound watchstanders at about midnight Sunday requesting air rescue assistance for two people stranded about 60 feet high on a cliff’s ledge after climbing to retreat from rising tides:

Coast Guard rescues 2 hikers stranded on ledge in Olympic National Park, WA Rescued were Tessa Allen and Reed Farber, both in their 20s.

U.S. Coast Guard sent this bulletin at 05/02/2021 09:09 PM EDTNews Release 

U.S. Coast Guard 13th District Pacific Northwest
Contact: 13th District Public Affairs
After Hours: (206) 819-9154
13th District online newsroom

Coast Guard rescues 2 hikers stranded on ledge in Olympic National Park, WA

Coast Guard rescues 2 hikers stranded on ledge in Olympic National Park, WA

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Park Rangers requested a Coast Guard helicopter rescue Allen and Farber due to their inaccessible location to ground rescue crews.

A Coast Guard Air Station Port Angeles MH-65 Dolphin rescue helicopter crew launched and quickly found the hikers when they spotted a cell phone light from the cliffside.

After realizing the hikers were actually about 150 feet from the water line, and huddled closely on a small ledge, the aircrew immediately knew the situation was life-threatening, and it was critical to hoist Allen and Farber as soon as safely possible. 

When the rescue swimmer deployed from the helicopter to hoist the hikers, the brittle condition of the cliff’s face made establishing secure contact challenging as he worked to prepare Allen and Farber to be hoisted into the aircraft. The pilots, hovering about 240 feet above the hikers and rescue swimmer and near the limit of their hoist cable, kept critical attention focused on the nearby trees and dangerous pitch of the cliff’s ledge.

“The time of day and location of the hikers made this, by far, the most difficult hoist of my career,” said Lt. Cmdr. Sammy Hill, the aircraft commander for the rescue. “This was also the first operational rescue for both our rescue swimmer and flight mechanic. Considering the dark and perilous conditions, they did a commendable job saving the lives of these two people in their unprecedented first rescue.” 

The Coast Guard aircrew hoisted the hikers from the ledge at about 2 a.m. and took them to Forks Airport where they were reported to be in good condition.

Hill also noted the success of this rescue is attributed to the joint unit and agency collaboration between the park rangers and multiple Coast Guard units and watchstanders.   

The Coast Guard reminds hikers to always know the tide schedule while exploring near the beach and to always have a reliable means of communication in case of an emergency. The battery on the cell phone these hikers used to vector in their rescuers died just moments after the pilots spotted their location. 

#AceNewsDesk report ………..Published: May.03: 2021:

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(SEATTLE) USCG REPORT: The Coast Guard assisted U.S. Customs and Border Protection agents with the seizure of a significant amount of methamphetamine west of Port Angeles during a joint interagency operation #AceNewsDesk report

#AceNewsReport – Apr.17: Agents seized the contraband and further coordinated with all partner agencies such as the U.S. Coast Guard, Homeland Security Investigations, the Olympic Peninsula Narcotics Enforcement Team, the Federal Bureau of Investigation, CBP’s Air and Marine Operations, Clallam County Sheriff’s Office, and the Royal Canadian Mounted Police:

Coast Guard assists CBP, multiple agencies seize meth worth $1.7 million near Port Angeles, WA: ‘After receiving information that suspicious bags were observed near the beach on Apr. 11, a Border Patrol agent arrived and deployed his K-9 partner. The Border Patrol K-9 led the agent to multiple bags and alerted to the presence of narcotics. The bags contained 342 pounds of methamphetamine worth nearly $1.7 million’

U.S. Coast Guard sent this bulletin at 04/16/2021 06:32 PM EDTNews Release 

U.S. Coast Guard 13th District Pacific Northwest
Contact: 13th District Public Affairs
Office: (206) 220-7237
After Hours: (206) 251-3237
13th District online newsroom

Coast Guard assists CBP, multiple agencies seize meth worth $1.7 million near Port Angeles, WA

Methamphetamine seized near Port Angeles, Washington.. Photo provided by U.S. Customs and Border Protection
Bags containing 342 pounds of methamphetamine worth nearly $1.7 million. Photo provided by U.S. Customs and Border Protection

“This seizure highlights the great work the United States Border Patrol conducts with its U.S. and Canadian law enforcement partners.” said Chief Patrol Agent David S. BeMiller.  “Trans-national criminal organizations capitalizing on this vulnerable area by smuggling narcotics are a danger to the community.  By focusing on border security, we are enhancing national security.”

Coast Guard assets and crews that contributed to the effort were:

  • Coast Guard Sector Puget Sound
  • Coast Guard Cutter Blue Shark crew
  • Coast Guard Cutter Adelie crew
  • Coast Guard Station Port Angeles boatcrews
  • Coast Guard Air Station Port Angeles aircrews

“I am incredibly proud of our United States Coast Guard team working in conjunction with both our U.S. and Canadian law enforcement partners to secure the maritime border,” said Rear Adm. Anthony Vogt, commander, 13th Coast Guard District. “The operations of trans-national criminal organizations are on-going regardless of the COVID pandemic. The women and men of the United States Coast Guard will continue to protect the communities we serve and disrupt these illegal activities taking place in the maritime domain.” 

#AceNewsDesk report ………..Published: Apr.17: 2021:

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(SEATTLE) ICE/ERO REPORT: Deportation of El Salvador man convicted in 1997 of being ‘Child Molester’ #AceNewsDesk report

#AceNewsReport – Apr.13: U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) Enforcement and Removal Operations (ERO) officers removed a convicted child molester and public safety threat from the United States to El Salvador, Apr.06:

ICE removes child molester from US to El Salvador: ‘Victor Argueta-Linares, 46, is a citizen of El Salvador who was in the United States illegally. In 1997, Argueta-Linares was convicted of both lewd or lascivious acts with a minor and sex offenses against a child, and on Oct. 22, of the same year he was ordered to be removed from the U.S. by an immigration judge’

Argueta-Linares has been removed from the U.S. to El Salvador on two previous occasions. He recently came to the attention of immigration officials, Dec 6, after he was booked on local charges at the King County Jail. ERO officers lodged an immigration detainer the same day.

ICE lodges immigration detainers on individuals, like Argueta-Linares, who have been arrested on local criminal charges and who are suspected of being removable, so that ICE can take custody of that person when he or she is released from local custody.

On Dec. 14, the South Correction Entity (SCORE) in King County, Washington declined to honor the immigration detainer and released Argueta-Linares. On Dec. 21, ERO arrested Argueta-Linares during a targeted enforcement operation.

ERO reinstated his previous order of removal and on April 6, Argueta-Linares was removed from the United States via an ICE Air Operations charter flight and transferred to the custody of Salvadoran authorities.

ICE is implementing the interim civil immigration enforcement prioritiesdirected by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) to focus its limited resources on threats to national security, border security and public safety. ICE continues to carry out its duty to enforce the laws of the United States in accordance with the Department’s national security and public safety mission.

#AceNewsDesk report …………Published: Apr.13: 2021:

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(SEATTLE) ICE/ERO REPORT: Officers Deport three Mexican citizens for convictions in the state of Washingtonhat include child molestation, rape of a child, and sex abuse #AceNewsDesk report

#AceNewsReport – Apr.01: “ In keeping with our overarching mission and enforcement priorities, it remains paramount that we continue to focus our efforts and resources against those who pose the greatest threat to public safety – that absolutely includes apprehending and removing sexual predators, such as these, who prey on and victimize children,” said ICE’s Enforcement and Removal Operations (ERO) Seattle Field Office Director Nathalie Asher:

‘U.S. Immigration & Customs Enforcement (ICE) removed three individuals convicted of sex crimes against children’ Margarito Gordian Cruz, 49, convicted by the Superior Court of Washington for Yakima County of child molestation, rape of a child, and sex abuse and sentenced to 116 months confinement. He was taken into ICE custody upon his release from the Stafford Creek Corrections Center, Feb. 18;

The following individuals came to the attention of ICE’s ERO officers as a result of their criminal convictions:

Manuel Alvarez-Vazquez, 56, convicted by the Superior Court of Washington for Pierce County of child molestation and sentenced to 75 months confinement. He was taken into ICE custody upon his release from the Stafford Creek Corrections Center in Aberdeen, Feb. 18;

Alfredo Maldonado-Maldonado, 29, convicted by the Superior Court of Washington for Snohomish County of rape of a child and sentenced to 20 months confinement. He was taken into ICE custody following his release from the Washington State Department of Correction in Shelton, Feb. 19.

ICE is now implementing the interim civil immigration enforcement priorities directed by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) to focus its limited resources on threats to national security, border security, and public safety. ICE continues to carry out its duty to enforce the laws of the United States in accordance with the Department’s national security and public safety mission.

#AceNewsDesk report ………Published: Apr.01: 2021:

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(SEATTLE) USCG REPORT: The Coast Guard and partner agencies responded to a boat fire Monday morning at Quartermaster Harbor Yacht Club on Vashon Island this morning #AceNewsDesk report

#AceNewsReport – Mar.30: At 4:16 a.m., watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector Puget Sound received notification from dispatchers at Valley Communications Center that two 40-foot yachts were on fire at the end of the marina’s south pier and local fire department personnel were on scene.

Coast Guard, partners respond to boat fire, pollution incident on Vashon Island, WA at approximately 4:30 a.m., a Coast Guard Station Seattle 45-foot Response Boat-Medium crew responded and an Air Station Port Angeles aircrew aboard an MH-65 Dolphin helicopter diverted from routine operations at King County International Airport.

U.S. Coast Guard sent this bulletin at 03/29/2021 06:30 PM EDTNews Release 

U.S. Coast Guard 13th District Pacific Northwest
Contact: 13th District Public Affairs
Office: (206) 220-7237
After Hours: (206) 251-3237
13th District online newsroom

Coast Guard, partners respond to boat fire, pollution incident on Vashon Island, WA

Editors’ Note: Click on images to download high resolution version.

Once on scene, the Coast Guard Station Seattle boatcrew began enforcing a 500-yard safety zone, while a Vashon Island Fire Department and Tacoma Fire Department boat crews extinguished the flames. The helicopter aircrew provided aerial support and information regarding observable pollution in the water.

At 7:30 a.m., the Vashon Island Fire Chief reported that no one was aboard either vessel, both of which sank at the pier. The helicopter aircrew reported a 60-foot by 120-foot visible sheen in and around the marina.

At 8 a.m. Coast Guard pollution responders from Sector Puget Sound were en route to the scene. Containment and cleanup operations are ongoing, and the safety zone is no longer being enforced.

“The Coast Guard and our port partners are working with the vessel owners to mitigate impact on the environment and to remove pollutants and the vessels from the waterway,” said Lt. Cmdr. Brett Ettinger, chief of incident management at Sector Puget Sound.

An estimated maximum potential for pollution is 600 gallons of gasoline.

Responding agencies/units:
– U.S. Coast Guard Station Seattle (45-foot response boat-medium)
– U.S. Coast Guard Air Station Port Angeles (MH-65 Dolphin helicopter)
– U.S. Coast Guard Sector Puget Sound Incident Management Division (pollution response team)
– Tacoma Fire Department Marine Unit
– Vashon Island Fire Department
– Washington State Department of Ecology
– Washington State Department of Natural Resources

#AceNewsDesk report ……….Published: Mar.30: 2021:

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(SEATTLE) ICE/ERO Report: Deport a Mexican National Tuesday for ‘Multiple Convictions’ for ‘ First Degree Child Molestation’ after being convicted in 2015 #AceNewsDesk report

#AceNewsReport – Mar.28: U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) officers removed a Mexican national Tuesday, who is a dangerous public safety threat with convictions in both Washington and Oregon for egregious crimes including first degree child molestation, first degree attempt to commit sexual penetration, and first degree attempt to commit sexual abuse:

ICE removes child molester with multiple convictions from Washington state to Mexico: ‘Juan Manuel Enriquez-Martinez, 40, was convicted June 23, 2015 in the Wasco County Circuit Court of Oregon of attempting to commit sexual penetration and for attempting to commit sexual abuse in the first degree for which respective sentences of 56 months and 14 months confinement were imposed’

On Jan. 19, 2016, Enriquez-Martinez was convicted in the Klickitat County Superior Court for the State of Washington of child molestation in the first degree for which a sentence of 68 months of confinement was imposed:

Enriquez-Martinez came to the attention of ICE’s Enforcement and Removal Operations (ERO) officers as a result of his criminal convictions.

On March 1, 2016, ICE ERO’s Portland office lodged an immigration detainer on Enriquez-Martinez with the Federal Correction Institute in Sheridan, Oregon, where he was being detained. ICE lodges immigration detainers on individuals like Enriquez-Martinez who have been arrested on local criminal charges and who are suspected of being removable, so that ICE can take custody of that person when he or she is released from local custody:

On Feb. 22, 2021, the Washington Department of Corrections transferred custody of Enrique-Martinez to ICE:

On March 10, 2021: An immigration judge ordered Enriquez-Martinez removed to Mexico and Enriquez-Martinez waived his right to appeal the decision:

Enriquez-Martinez was removed from the United States via an ICE Air Operations charter flight and transferred to the custody of Mexican authorities.

ICE is now implementing the civil immigration enforcement priorities directed by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security on Jan. 20, 2021, to focus its limited resources on threats to national security, border security and public safety. ICE will continue to carry out its duty to enforce the laws of the United States in accordance with the Department’s national security and public safety mission.

#AceNewsDesk report ………Published: Mar.28: 2021:

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(SEATTLE) USCG REPORT: A Coast Guard Station Quillayute River boatcrew rescued three men Saturday afternoon from a sinking vessel five miles off the coast of La Push, Wash #AceNewsDesk report

#AceNewsReport – Mar.22: A Station Quillayute River 47-foot Motor Lifeboat (MLB) crew was dispatched at 2:50 p.m. Weather on scene was reported as 8 to 10-foot seas with winds of 30 mph:

Coast Guard rescues 3 people off the coast of La Push, WA: ‘At 2:40 p.m., watchstanders at Coast Guard Puget Sound Command Center received an emergency request for assistance on VHF-FM radio channel-16 from a man reporting their 48-foot vessel was taking on water and beginning to sink’

U.S. Coast Guard sent this bulletin at 03/20/2021 10:50 PM EDTNews Release 

U.S. Coast Guard 13th District Pacific Northwest
Contact: 13th District Public Affairs
Office: (206) 220-7237
After Hours: (206) 251-3237
13th District online newsroom

Coast Guard rescues 3 people off the coast of La Push, WA

Coast Guard rescues 3 people off the coast of La Push, WA
Coast Guard rescues 3 people off the coast of La Push, WA

Editors’ Note: Click on images to download high resolution version

At 3:10 p.m., three people were spotted amongst floating debris. None of the individuals were in lifejackets.

The boatcrew came alongside two of the men and were able to pull them safely aboard the response boat. One of the men was struggling to keep afloat. At this time, one of the Coast Guard crewmembers entered the water to assist and bring him to the MLB. The three men were showing symptoms of hypothermia.

At approximately 3:35 p.m., the rescue crew arrived back to La Push and transferred to EMS from Forks, Wash.

Their current condition is unknown.

The vessel sank with several hundred gallons of diesel fuel onboard. Pollution responders are currently investigating any potential maritime hazards to the public or marine life.

A Coast Guard Air Station Port Angeles MH-65 Dolphin rescue helicopter crew launched to examine the area for oil sheening.

#AceNewsDesk report ………..Published: Mar.22: 2021:

#AceNewsDesk report ……….Published: Mar.22: 2021:

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SEATTLE: ‘ MARYSVILLE HIGH SCHOOL SHOOTING DEATH TOLL RISES TO FOUR ‘

#AceBreakingNews – SEATTLE – November 01 – A 14-year-old girl who was critically injured after a student opened fire inside a Marysville high school cafeteria last week has died, raising the death toll in the shooting to four.

'MARYSVILLE HIGH SCHOOL SHOOTING DEATH TOLL RISES TO FOUR '

‘MARYSVILLE HIGH SCHOOL SHOOTING DEATH TOLL RISES TO FOUR ‘

Shaylee Chuckulnaskit died Friday afternoon, a week after she was shot in the head, officials at Providence Regional Medical Center said.

“The entire Providence family is deeply saddened by this news and we extend our heartfelt sympathy to Shaylee’s family,” Dr. Anita Tsen of Providence said in a statement.

The Snohomish County Medical Examiner’s Office confirmed that Zoe Galasso, 14, was also killed in the Oct. 24 shooting at Marysville-Pilchuck High School. Gia Soriano, 14, died Sunday from critical head injuries in the shooting.

The shooter, Jaylen Fryberg, died at the scene of a self-inflicted wound.

Shaylee Chuckulnaskit was shot in the head one week ago when high school freshman Jaylen Fryberg opened fire inside the school cafeteria.

Source:

#ANS2014  

#seattle

One Dead In Seattle University Campus Shooting


The shooting happened at Seattle Pacific University

I managed to get this about 20 minutes after it happened through a Police scanner https://acenewsservices.com/2014/06/05/at-least-2-shot-on-campus-of-seattle-pacific-university/

A man has died and another three people have been injured after a shooting at a university campus in Seattle. The incident happened at Seattle Pacific University in Washington state and a suspect is in custody. Police in the city said the lone gunman, who opened fire with a shotgun, was pepper-sprayed by a student security guard and disarmed as he was reloading. Harbourview Medical Centre spokeswoman Susan Gregg said a man in his 20s has died and a woman also in her 20s is in surgery with critical injuries. She added a 24-year-old man and a 22-year-old man are in a satisfactory condition. It is not known if the suspected gunman is wounded. One student told a local television channel, KIRO 7 TV, that he heard a loud bang from a nearby classroom which his teacher initially thought was a science experiment


Fire engines at the scene of the shooting

The student, identified as Blake, said someone went out and came back and said: “I think someone’s been shot.” “I was scared for about a minute,” he said, adding he heard shouting and someone running past the door. Then “cops come in through another classroom which was connected to ours and they escorted us out”. He added: “I just saw piles of blood on the ground, just scattered throughout the lobby. “And I actually stepped in a puddle… I saw someone was on the ground. Someone was on top of them, their hands behind their head.” The university said on its website: “Our heartfelt prayers are with our entire community. All evening classes are cancelled.” Around 4,000 students attend the Christian university, which is about 10 minutes from downtown Seattle.

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` FBI refuses to run `Nationwide Background Checks ‘ on people applying to license `Legal Marijuana Businesses in Washington ‘

#AceWorldNews The FBI is refusing to run nationwide background checks on people applying to run legal marijuana businesses in Washington state, even though it has conducted similar checks in Colorado – a discrepancy that illustrates the quandary the Justice Department faces as it allows the states to experiment with regulating a drug that’s long been illegal under federal law, according to (Seattle) AP .

Washington state has been asking for nearly a year if the FBI would conduct background checks on its applicants, to no avail.

The bureau’s refusal raises the possibility that people with troublesome criminal histories could wind up with pot licenses in the state – undermining the department’s own priorities in ensuring that states keep a tight rein on the nascent industry.

#ANS2014

#ap, #colorado, #fbi, #justice-department, #marijuana, #seattle, #washington

`Seattle Police Preparing `DHS Funded Facial Recognition Programme’

#AceWorldNews says that the Seattle Police Department is preparing to purchase a new facial recognition software program with a federal grant from the DHS

The post Seattle Police Prepare DHS-Funded Facial Recognition Program appeared first on Storyleak.

Mikael Thalen

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