Coast Guard concludes Operation Arctic Shield 2017

Coast Guard concludes Operation Arctic Shield 2017
A MH-65 helicopter crew deployed on the Cutter Alex Haley lands on deck during helicopter flight operations in the Chukchi Sea, Aug. 17, 2017. The cutter and helicopter crews are deployed to the Arctic Ocean in support of Operation Arctic Shield 2017. Coast Guard photo by Chief Petty Officer Shawn Eggert. JUNEAU, Alaska — The Coast Guard concluded its annual Arctic Shield operations Monday with...

Boater beware: Vessel documentation fraud lurks online

Boater beware: Vessel documentation fraud lurks online
Petty Officer 1st Class Christopher Wallin examines fishing vessel documents during a fishing vessel inspection in Cordova, Alaska. (U.S. Coast Guard photo) Story by Petty Officer 1st Class Bill Colclough A new scam is targeting boat owners looking to save a little time online, but it’s costing them hundreds of dollars: Websites offering documentation renewal services for a fee. These websites lure...

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 Cutter Chandeleur tows disabled vessel, crew to Yakutat, Alaska

Coast Guard Cutter Chandeleur tows disabled vessel, crew to Yakutat, Alaska
The crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Chandeleur tows the 36-foot vessel Ruby Dawn and its crew after it became disabled southwest of Icy Bay, Sept. 12, 2017.  U.S. Coast Guard photo JUNEAU, Alaska— The crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Chandeleur towed the 36-foot vessel Ruby Dawn and its crew to Yakutat, Alaska, Tuesday. The crew of the Chandeleur responded after the vessel became disabled southwest...

Coast Guard rescues 2 people and 3 dogs near Montague Island, Alaska

Coast Guard rescues 2 people and 3 dogs near Montague Island, Alaska
A Coast Guard MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter crew, gathers with two people and a dog they rescued after the boaters kayaked to Montague Island, Alaska, when their 34-foot vessel began taking on water, Sept. 8, 2017.. U.S. Coast Guard photo ANCHORAGE, Alaska — A Coast Guard MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter crew, forward deployed to Cordova, and the crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Chandeleur rescued two people and...

Unified command established in response to potential pollution from fishing vessel Akutan

Unified command established in response to potential pollution from fishing vessel Akutan
UNALASKA, Alaska – The U.S. Coast Guard, the Alaska Department of Environmental Conservation and the city of Unalaska established a unified command in response to potential pollution from the fishing vessel Akutan near Unalaska, Alaska, Friday. Personnel from Coast Guard Sector Anchorage, the State of Alaska, the city of Unalaska and Resolve Marine Services, a salvage and repair company, are coordinating...

Coast Guard attends Operation Arctic Guardian oil spill response seminar

Coast Guard attends Operation Arctic Guardian oil spill response seminar
Community members listen while a member of Alaska Chadux Corporation, alongside the Coast Guard, makes opening remarks prior to an oil spill equipment deployment demonstration in Utqiaġvik, Alaska, July 27, 2017.  U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 1st Class Jon-Paul Rios. JUNEAU, Alaska — Coast Guard members from the 17th District Response Advisory Team and National Strike Force Pacific...

Coast Guard, good Samaritans assist rescue of 4 from capsized vessel near Raspberry Island, Alaska

Coast Guard, good Samaritans assist rescue of 4 from capsized vessel near Raspberry Island, Alaska
Coast Guard MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter file photo by PA1 Kurt Fredrickson ANCHORAGE, Alaska – A Coast Guard Air Station Kodiak MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter crew and good Samaritans assisted with the rescue of the captain and three crew members Monday from a capsized fishing vessel in the Kupreanof Strait near Raspberry Island. The crew of the fishing vessel Calista Marie arrived on scene and rescued...

Coast Guard medevacs fishing vessel captain in the vicinity of Prince William Sound, Alaska

Coast Guard medevacs fishing vessel captain in the vicinity of Prince William Sound, Alaska
MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter file photo JUNEAU, Alaska — A Coast Guard MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter crew forward deployed to Cordova, Alaska, medevaced the captain of the fishing vessel Coventina from a beach in the vicinity of Prince William Sound, Alaska, Saturday. The Jayhawk crew landed on the island, brought the injured captain aboard and transferred him to Cordova where local emergency medical services...