The US Coast Guard airlifted an injured crewman off a tug and barge rig in the ocean off Gray’s Harbor, WA. The vessel, the ATB Commitment, was bound for the Columbia River, carring refined Petroleu and headed for Portland.

This incident, one of several rescues within the past week in our PNW area, highlights the potential for serious injury on vessels, especially in the bouncy, unstable conditions caused by big seas.