Coast Guard video of Columbia region is finalist for video of the year

A video featuring local U.S. Coast Guard personnel and equipment is in the running for Video of the Year in the agency's annual contest.

ILWACO — A time-lapse video of Coast Guard units working in the majestic Columbia-Pacific region is a nominee for the USCG’s video of the year.

Taken in late August, the video offers a glimpse into life at Coast Guard Sector Columbia River.

“It starts out in the fog at Cape D and works its way into a beautiful sunset day out at the [wreck of the] Peter Iredale,” said Chief Petty Officer David Mosley.

The video, first posted on Facebook in September, had 28,232 views and 1,709 likes on Facebook as of Monday evening.

The Coast Guard began posting the top 10 finalists in the competition on Dec. 22, with the last video scheduled for Wednesday. The video representing the Pacific Northwest is competing against submissions that include a rescue by Station Cape May in New Jersey of an 800-pound leatherback turtle tangled in line and a rescue by Air Station Kodiak in Alaska of injured crew from a 587-foot cargo vessel struck by a rogue wave.

Viewers can vote by liking the videos on Facebook or YouTube, or via re-tweet on Twitter. The Coast Guard will announce the winner on Jan. 5.

Watch the videos: http://coastguard.dodlive.mil/2014/12/2014-videos-of-the-year-coast-guard-cutter-life/

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