Coast Guard rescues two men from vessel taking on water near Dutch Harbor, Alaska

Coast Guard rescues two men from vessel taking on water near Dutch Harbor, Alaska
ANCHORAGE, Alaska — A Coast Guard MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter crew from Air Station Kodiak rescued two men from a vessel taking on water near Dutch Harbor Tuesday. The helicopter crew hoisted the mariners from the fishing vessel Alaskan Catch and safely transported them to Dutch Harbor. Watchstanders at the 17th District command center in Juneau received a satellite phone call from the crew of the...

Coast Guard medevacs 48-year-old man near Cold Bay, Alaska

Coast Guard medevacs 48-year-old man near Cold Bay, Alaska
ANCHORAGE, Alaska — A Coast Guard MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter crew from Air Station Kodiak, forward deployed to Cold Bay, medevaced a 48-year-old man from the 272-foot fishing vessel American Dynasty approximately 95 miles northwest of Cold Bay, Monday. The helicopter crew flew the man to the Cold Bay Clinic for subsequent transport to Anchorage by commercial medevac services. Watchstanders at the...

From the Bridge Wing 11-22-13

From the Bridge Wing 11-22-13
Today in Coast Guard History 1906 – At the second International Radio Telegraphic Convention, which was held in Berlin, the attendees agreed to adopt the wireless signal “SOS” as the internationally recognized signal for distress at sea. Their thinking was that three dots, three dashes and three dots could not be misinterpreted. 1953 – A great boon to ocean navigation for aircraft...

Coast Guard locates overdue hunters near Kenai, Alaska

Coast Guard locates overdue hunters near Kenai, Alaska
KODIAK, Alaska — A Coast Guard MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter crew from Air Station Kodiak located two overdue hunters on Kalgin Island near Kenai Thursday. Watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector Anchorage were contacted Thursday morning by a family member of the missing hunters who reported they had not returned to Kenai from the trip. The hunters departed Kenai Tuesday and were due back Wednesday night. “Approximately...

Coast Guard saves sinking vessel south of Cordova

Coast Guard saves sinking vessel south of Cordova
KODIAK, Alaska — Coast Guard aircrews and a good Samaritan fishing vessel crew responded to a 70-foot landing craft taking on water more than 100 miles south of Cordova Wednesday. A Coast Guard MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter crew, forward deployed to Cordova from Kodiak, and an Air Station Kodiak HC-130 Hercules airplane crew arrived on scene with the Daniel D. Takak at 6:30 a.m. Coast Guard crews deployed...

Coast Guard to enforce rocket launch safety zone near Kodiak Island

KODIAK, Alaska – The Coast Guard will establish a safety zone in the vicinity of Narrow Cape and Ugak Island near Kodiak Island for the launch of a U.S. Air Force Minotaur IV Rocket at the Kodiak Launch Complex Tuesday. The safety zone is in effect between 7:40 a.m. and 10 a.m. or until cancelled. The safety zone includes all navigable waters contained within the area bordered by the following...

Coast Guard, good Samaritan responding to sunken tug east of St. Paul Island

KODIAK, Alaska – The Coast Guard is responding to a report of the 68-foot tug Aries taking on water with four crewmembers aboard 109 miles east of St. Paul Island Sunday. Communication Station Kodiak watchstanders received the initial notification from the crew of the Aries at 6:11 a.m. reporting the vessel was taking on water and the crew was donning their survival suits. The watchstanders...

Coast Guard, good Samaritans assist grounded Kodiak-based fishing vessel in Portage Bay

KODIAK, Alaska – The Coast Guard and good Samaritans have responded to the grounding of the 48-foot Kodiak-based fishing vessel Sisiutl in Portage Bay off Shelikof Strait 133 miles southwest of Kodiak City Friday. Watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector Anchorage received a call at 5:58 a.m. over VHF-FM channel 16 and subsequently by satellite phone from the master of the good Samaritan vessel Invincible...

Coast Guard and good Samaritians rescue three from vessel sinking near Cordova

KODIAK, Alaska – An Air Station Kodiak MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter crew and two good Samaritan vessels assisted the 44-foot fishing vessel Abby Louise more than 7 miles southwest of Cordova early Saturday. Coast Guard Sector Anchorage command center watchstanders received a call at 11:17 p.m. from a good Samaritan vessel, Miss Emily, via VHF radio reporting the Abby Louise was sinking with three...