Coast Guard responds to capsized vessel on Copper River Delta near Cordova, Alaska

Coast Guard responds to capsized vessel on Copper River Delta near Cordova, Alaska
googletag.cmd.push(function() { googletag.display('div-gpt-ad-1461251439213-0'); }); VALDEZ, Alaska – The Coast Guard responded to a 24-foot fishing vessel capsized on the Copper River Delta, near Cordova, Thursday. Coast Guard Sector Anchorage received a report at approximately noon that the bow picker Bad Boy capsized with one person on board while engaged in fishing activities. The...

Coast Guard rescues 2 fishermen from disabled vessel near Cordova, Alaska

Coast Guard rescues 2 fishermen from disabled vessel near Cordova, Alaska
ANCHORAGE, Alaska — A  helicopter crew from Coast Guard Forward Operating Location Cordova rescued two fishermen approximately 17 miles southwest of Cordova, Alaska, after their fishing vessel became disabled and adrift Friday. The MH-60 Jayhawk crew hoisted the fishermen from the fishing vessel Sunrise and transported them to Cordova. googletag.cmd.push(function() { googletag.display('div-gpt-ad-1461251439213-0');...

Coast Guard, Valdez Fire and Police Departments respond to vessel fire in Valdez, Alaska

Coast Guard, Valdez Fire and Police Departments respond to vessel fire in Valdez, Alaska
VALDEZ, Alaska – City of Valdez and Coast Guard personnel responded to a report of a vessel explosion in the Valdez Small Boat Harbor Wednesday evening. At approximately 7:55 p.m. local time Wednesday, the 30-foot commercial fishing vessel Fireman, with one adult onboard, exploded in the Valdez Small Boat Harbor adjacent the Best Western Hotel. The individual on board, who walked off after the explosion,...

Coast Guard responds to capsized vessel near Valdez, Alaska

Coast Guard responds to capsized vessel near Valdez, Alaska
VALDEZ, Alaska — The Coast Guard responded to four mariners aboard the capsized 40-foot fishing vessel Auriga near Valdez, Monday. The mariners climbed aboard the vessel’s skiff and were rescued by nearby good Samaritan fishing vessel Cornelia Marie and taken to Port Valdez. Coast Guard Sector Anchorage command center watchstanders received a report that the crew of the Auriga, homeported in Juneau,...

Coast Guard responds to capsized fishing boat in Port Valdez, Alaska

Coast Guard responds to capsized fishing boat in Port Valdez, Alaska
VALDEZ, Alaska – The Coast Guard responded to a 45-foot fishing vessel capsized in Port Valdez, Friday. At approximately 6:15 p.m. Friday, Coast Guard Sector Anchorage received a report that the seine fishing vessel Elohim capsized while transiting Port Valdez with four adults aboard. The fishing vessel Infinite Grace recovered all four crewmembers and delivered them to the Valdez Small Boat Harbor....

Coast Guard reminds mariners of the dangers of snow loads on vessels in Alaska

Coast Guard reminds mariners of the dangers of snow loads on vessels in Alaska
VALDEZ, Alaska — The Coast Guard encourages harbor users to be aware of the dangers of snow loads on their vessels this winter in Alaskan ports. Every year Valdez gets hit hard with snowfall. In 2012, Valdez received more than 300 inches of snow by the middle of January. Mix rain with that and the snow load danger increases, especially on boats moored in small boat harbors. In years past, at least...

Coast Guard conductS 48-hour spill response exercise in Valdez, Anchorage

Coast Guard conductS 48-hour spill response exercise in Valdez, Anchorage
ANCHORAGE, Alaska — The Coast Guard, Alaska Department of Environmental Conservation, ConocoPhillips/Polar Tankers, Inc., and Alyeska Pipeline Service Company conducted a joint oil spill response exercise in Valdez and Anchorage, Monday through Wednesday. The 2013 Prince William Sound exercise involved a multiagency response to a simulated worst case discharge from a tanker in Prince William Sound....

Coast Guard, State of Alaska monitors defueling of fishing tender near Shoup Bay, Alaska

Coast Guard, State of Alaska monitors defueling of fishing tender near Shoup Bay, Alaska
VALDEZ, Alaska — Coast Guard and Alaska Department of Environmental Conservation personnel continue to monitor response efforts to remove the pollution threat and cargo of fish from the 65-foot fishing tender Fate Hunter, grounded near Shoup Bay, four miles west of Valdez, Friday. After receiving Coast Guard and ADEC approval of their defueling plan, Global Diving and Salvage and Alaska Chadux...

Tug, barge Hook Point-Alaganik towed to Cordova following grounding in Gulf of Alaska

Tug, barge Hook Point-Alaganik towed to Cordova following grounding in Gulf of Alaska
VALDEZ, Alaska — Alaska Marine Response LLC shifted the 77-foot integrated tug and barge Hook Point-Alaganik to shoreside storage on Thursday after being refloated and towed by Alaska Marine Response LLC to Cordova. “With temporary repairs in place, Alaska Marine Response LLC safely refloated the vessel at the site of the grounding,” said Lt. Jason Smilie, prevention department head, Marine...