Coast Guard renews Coast Guard City designation for Sitka, Alaska, during Alaska Day festivities

Coast Guard renews Coast Guard City designation for Sitka, Alaska, during Alaska Day festivities
Coast Guard Rear Adm. Michael McAllister, 17th District commander, addresses an audience during a Coast Guard City renewal proclamation in Sitka, Alaska, Oct. 18, 2017.  U.S. Coast Guard photo by Chief Petty Officer Shawn Eggert. Juneau, Alaska — The Coast Guard renewed the city of Sitka’s Coast Guard City designation during Alaska Day festivities Wednesday. Rear Adm. Michael McAllister,...

Coast Guard Air Station Sitka rescues 2 hunters near Juneau, Alaska

Coast Guard Air Station Sitka rescues 2 hunters near Juneau, Alaska
Air Station Sitka MH-60 FIle Photo Juneau – A Coast Guard Air Station Sitka MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter crew rescued two hunters from Blackerby Ridge Trail, located in the Tongass National Forest near Juneau, Alaska, Tuesday. Coast Guard Sector Juneau watchstanders received a VHF channel 16 call from two men, ages 22 and 24, at 8:30 p.m., stating they were not prepared to stay out past sundown and...

Coast Guard locates missing hunter near Kodiak, Alaska, tows fishing vessel to Ketchikan, Alaska

Coast Guard locates missing hunter near Kodiak, Alaska, tows fishing vessel to Ketchikan, Alaska
A Coast Guard Station Ketchikan 45-foot Response Boat-Medium crew assists in mooring the 34-foot fishing vessel Nata Ella in Refuge Cove, Ketchikan, Alaska Oct. 7, 2017.   U.S. Coast Guard photo. KODIAK, Alaska – The Coast Guard responded to two separate search and rescue cases across Alaska Saturday. A Coast Guard Air Station Kodiak MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter crew located an overdue hunter on Raspberry...

Coast Guard medevacs cruise ship Celebrity Infinity passenger near Fairweather Grounds, Alaska

Coast Guard medevacs cruise ship Celebrity Infinity passenger near Fairweather Grounds, Alaska
Air Station Sitka MH-60 FIle Photo JUNEAU, Alaska— A Coast Guard Air Station Sitka MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter crew medevaced a 42-year-old female from the cruise ship Celebrity Infinity near Fairweather Grounds, Alaska, Thursday. The Jayhawk crew transferred the cruise ship passenger to awaiting emergency personnel in Sitka. Coast Guard Sector Juneau watchstanders received a medevac request from the...

Coast Guard performs 2 medevacs in southeast Alaska

Coast Guard performs 2 medevacs in southeast Alaska
Air Station Sitka MH-60 FIle Photo JUNEAU, Alaska— Two Coast Guard Air Station Sitka MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter crews medevaced two distressed boaters in unrelated cases, Friday morning. A 67-year-old male crewmember was hoisted from the tug Justine Foss 62 miles south of Yakutat and transferred to a Security Aviation aircrew in Sitka. The master of the pleasure craft Alaska Song was hoisted in Chatham...

Coast Guard medevacs woman from cruise ship Island Spirit near Pavlof Harbor, Alaska

Coast Guard medevacs woman from cruise ship Island Spirit near Pavlof Harbor, Alaska
Air Station Sitka MH-60 FIle Photo KODIAK, Alaska – A Coast Guard Air Station Sitka MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter crew medevaced a woman from the cruise ship Island Spirit near Pavlof Harbor, Alaska, Sunday. The Jayhawk crew safely hoisted the 76-year-old woman from the Island Spirit at 9 p.m., and transported her to emergency medical personnel in Juneau, who then took her to Bartlett Medical Center. Coast...

Coast Guard medevacs man from fishing vessel near Juneau, Alaska

Coast Guard medevacs man from fishing vessel near Juneau, Alaska
Air Station Sitka MH-60 FIle Photo JUNEAU, Alaska – A Coast Guard Air Station Sitka MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter crew medevaced a man suffering chest pain Wednesday from a fishing vessel in Stephens Passage near Port Snettisham. The Jayhawk crew hoisted the man safely from the F/V Kindred Spirit and transported him to Juneau to awaiting EMS for further medical care. Watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector...

Coast Guard medevacs cruise ship Explorer of the Seas passenger in the vicinity of Kake, Alaska

Coast Guard medevacs cruise ship Explorer of the Seas passenger in the vicinity of Kake, Alaska
Air Station Sitka MH-60 FIle Photo JUNEAU, Alaska — A Coast Guard Air Station Sitka, Alaska, MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter crew medevaced a passenger from the cruise ship Explorer of the Seas in the vicinity of Kake, Alaska, Tuesday. The Jayhawk crew safely hoisted the man and transported him to awaiting emergency medical services personnel in Sitka. Watchstanders at the Coast Guard Sector Juneau command...

Coast Guard medevacs man from cruise ship Crystal Serenity 12 miles southwest of Yakutat, Alaska

Coast Guard medevacs man from cruise ship Crystal Serenity 12 miles southwest of Yakutat, Alaska
Air Station Sitka MH-60 FIle Photo JUNEAU, Alaska — A Coast Guard Air Station Sitka MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter crew medevaced a 57-year-old man with a leg injury Tuesday from the cruise ship Crystal Serenity approximately 12 miles southwest of Yakutat en route to Sitka. The Jayhawk crew safely hoisted the man and transported him to Sitka. Watchstanders at the Coast Guard Sector Juneau command center...