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Astoria-based Coast Guard cutter gets new commander
Photo courtesy of Petty Officer 3rd Class Jonathan Klingenberg
Astoria-based Coast Guard cutter gets new commander
Cmdr. Patrick Culver took over Friday for Cmdr. Brian Anderson on the U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Alert.

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Coast Guard assists vessel after fire
The Coast Guard responded Wednesday evening to a boat fire on the Columbia River.
Coast Guard, local responders medevac hiker from Saddle Mountain
A Coast Guard helicopter crew medevaced a female hiker from Saddle Mountain Saturday.
Coast Guard responds to ‘oil spills,’ finds jellyfish instead
Coast Guard responds to ‘oil spills,’ finds jellyfish instead
This spring, the U.S. Coast Guard has responded to nine calls about oil spills off the Oregon and Washington coast only to have those spills turn out to be thousands and thousands of jell fish floating together on the surface of the water.
Commanding officer of Astoria cutter temporarily relieved

ALAMEDA, Calif. — The Coast Guard temporarily relieved Cmdr. John R. Bitterman, commanding officer of Coast Guard Cutter Steadfast from Astoria this Monday due to loss of confidence in his abilities to command.

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Coast Guard cutter arrives in US with 14 tons of cocaine
Coast Guard cutter arrives in US with 14 tons of cocaine
The cocaine, valued by the Coast Guard at $424 million, was seized by U.S. and Canadian forces in 19 separate incidents in the eastern Pacific Ocean near Central and South America.