Tuesday, February 6, 2018

Coast Guard Rescues Another Boat Today (With Video)

Posted By on Tue, Feb 6, 2018 at 6:18 PM

The Comet gets a tow back to port. - COURTESY OF THE COAST GUARD
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  • The Comet gets a tow back to port.
Yet another crab fishing vessel with two onboard was escorted back to port today, the fourth Coast Guard rescue mission in as many days.

The call came in around 10:30 a.m. and the Comet was back at Woodley Island by 1:30 p.m. after a prop failed. No injuries were reported.

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Coast Guard Responds to Three Rescues in Three Days

Posted By on Tue, Feb 6, 2018 at 9:50 AM

The Lori Ann. - COURTESY OF THE COAST GUARD
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  • The Lori Ann.
For the third time in three days, the Coast Guard was dispatched to help local fishermen in distress.

In the latest rescue, a lifeboat crew was sent around 1 p.m. Monday to assist four Dungeness crab fishermen aboard the 58-foot Lori Ann, which had become disabled amid heavy fog. After putting the vessel in a side tow, the Coast Guard brought the fishing boat back to Woodley Island.

"Fortunately, the fog cleared by the time we arrived, but maneuvering two boats in a field of crab pots is still very difficult," Petty Officer 3rd Class Nicholas Boyd, the rescue boat coxswain, said in a release. "It took a lot of time and caution to get everyone to the dock safely."

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The Redwood Coast is Lonely Planet's Best in the U.S. 2018

Posted By on Tue, Feb 6, 2018 at 7:58 AM

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If you're old enough to have traipsed around unfamiliar turf hauling a hefty Lonely Planet guidebook, this win will taste even sweeter: The go-to travel guide/app publisher has named California's Redwood Coast the No. 1 domestic travel destination on its 2018 list.

Lonely Planet picks its top 10 with the help of editors, contributors, researchers and locals — in this case, those locals include the Eureka-Humboldt Visitors Bureau. In a press release, the bureau's Tony Smithers says, “This is a huge endorsement from one of the world’s top travel brands ... We've always known that the Redwood Coast is one of the most special places on Earth. We’re honored and glad to see that Lonely Planet and others are starting to see it, too.”


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