Coast Guard http://www.kplu.org en After son's death, father criticizes lack of fishing industry oversight http://www.kplu.org/post/after-sons-death-father-criticizes-lack-fishing-industry-oversight <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The 66 Washingtonians who died on the job in 2012 were honored at a memorial on Tuesday. A memorial bell was rung 66 times, once for each victim who died of a job-related illness or injury.</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">But the father of a 22-year-old commercial fisherman who died says not enough has been done; he voiced frustration over what he called a lack of government oversight of the fishing industry.</span></p><p> Wed, 24 Apr 2013 00:04:30 +0000 Ashley Gross 8527 at http://www.kplu.org After son's death, father criticizes lack of fishing industry oversight Coast Guard investigating collision off Washington coast http://www.kplu.org/post/coast-guard-investigating-collision-washington-coast <p></p><p>The Coast Guard has declared the fatal collision of two fishing boats off the Washington coast a "serious marine incident" and an investigation is under way.</p><p> Mon, 01 Oct 2012 17:38:54 +0000 The Associated Press 6545 at http://www.kplu.org Icebreaker Polar Sea to live on in Seattle, for now http://www.kplu.org/post/icebreaker-polar-sea-live-seattle-now <p>The Coast Guard has postponed plans to scrap the Seattle-based icebreaker Polar Sea this year.</p><p> Fri, 15 Jun 2012 18:39:47 +0000 The Associated Press 5296 at http://www.kplu.org Icebreaker Polar Sea to live on in Seattle, for now Seattle-based Coast Guard cutter interdicts narco sub http://www.kplu.org/post/seattle-based-coast-guard-cutter-interdicts-narco-sub <p>The Seattle-based<a href="http://www.uscg.mil/pacarea/cgcmidgett/"> Coast Guard Cutter Midgett</a> has returned home from a patrol in the Eastern Pacific Ocean. A highlight of the voyage was the interdiction of a 35-foot-long self-propelled semi-submersible vessel (SPSS) that was carrying about 6,000 kilograms of cocaine. These vessels are also known as<a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Narco_submarine"> narco submarines</a>. Thu, 03 Mar 2011 03:02:46 +0000 Dave Meyer 918 at http://www.kplu.org Seattle-based Coast Guard cutter interdicts narco sub