Coast Guard, AK Command end major Arctic rescue operation exercise

Coast Guard, AK Command end major Arctic rescue operation exercise
googletag.cmd.push(function() { googletag.display('div-gpt-ad-1461251439213-0'); }); Members of the Canadian Coast Guard deliver medical supplies to a temporary medical treatment facility set up as part of Arctic Chinook in Kotzebue, Alaska, Aug. 24, 2016.  ANCHORAGE, Alaska — The Coast Guard, Alaska Command and other state, federal and local partners concluded the Arctic Chinook...

Coast Guard participates with AK Command in major Arctic rescue operation exercise

Coast Guard participates with AK Command in major Arctic rescue operation exercise
ANCHORAGE, Alaska — The U.S. Coast Guard will participate with Alaskan Command in a major exercise focused on multinational search and rescue readiness to respond to a mass rescue operation near and in the Arctic beginning Tuesday and ending Friday. The exercise Arctic Chinook consists of an adventure-class ship traveling through the Bering Strait with approximately 250 passengers and crew aboard...

Coast Guard, agency partners search for missing kayaker near Kasilof River, Alaska

Coast Guard, agency partners search for missing kayaker near Kasilof River, Alaska
KODIAK, Alaska — The Coast Guard, Alaska State Troopers and Alaska National Guard are searching for a missing 38-year-old man near Kasilof River. Coast Guard Sector Anchorage watchstanders received a call from the father of the missing man, Leif Osmar, that he may have taken his blue kayak out but had not returned after an unusually long period of time. The father informed the watchstanders that...

Coast Guard initiates Arctic Shield 2013

Coast Guard initiates Arctic Shield 2013
JUNEAU, Alaska — The Coast Guard 17th District announced its Arctic Shield 2013 plans to protect the maritime community in the Arctic and to strengthen their partnerships with federal, state, local, tribal and community members Wednesday. “We are committed to having a sustained presence in the region,” said Rear Adm. Thomas Ostebo, commander, Coast Guard 17th District. “As the nation’s lead...

Arctic-based emergency towing system test successful

RED DOG MINE PORTSITE, Alaska – The Coast Guard, industry resources and the Alaska National Guard successfully tested the emergency towing system three miles offshore of the Red Dog Mine Portsite in the Chuckchi Sea 83 miles north of Kotzebue Tuesday. “This was a successful exercise for all involved and we owe a huge debt of gratitude to the Red Dog Mine and FOSS, without their resources and professionalism...