(Click photos to enlarge)
U.S. Coast Guardsmen aboard old-style Coast Guard cutters converged at the Yaquina Bay Coast Guard Station over the weekend.
Crews from Gray’s Harbor, WA, Newport, Coos Bay and Cape Disappointment all performed what looked like coordinated maneuvers within the jaws of Yaquina Bay.
Mayor Dean Sawyer said congratulations were given all around to those involved in getting Newport re-designated as a Coast Guard City. Newport was first designated as a Coast Guard City on March 28, 2005.
Newport is one of only 26 cities nationwide to hold this designation. Newport City Manager Spencer Nebel, City Recorder Peggy Hawker, Rear Admiral David Throop, Mayor Dean Sawyer and Chief Warrant Officer Tom Molloy display the proclamation by the Coast Guard re-designating Newport as a U.S. Coast Guard City.
The Coast Guard’s 52′ Motorlifeboat Round-Up was held in Yaquina Bay. The SPC-HWX steel-hulled 52-foot special purpose craft — heavy weather (SPC-HWX) boats are designed for off-shore rescue under the most arduous sea conditions. They are highly surf capable and can carry up to 40 survivors.
Participating in the 52′ Round-Up were Station Yaquina Bay’s Victory, Station Coos Bay’s Intrepid, Station Grays Harbor, WA’s Invincible and Station Cape Disappointment, WA’s Triumph. The crew of each boat participated in competitions on the water and land.