Coast Guard suspends search for overdue boater near Whittier, Alaska

Coast Guard suspends search for overdue boater near Whittier, Alaska
googletag.cmd.push(function() { googletag.display('div-gpt-ad-1461251439213-0'); }); Coast Guard Cutter Mustang file photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Jonathan Klingenberg ANCHORAGE, Alaska –The Coast Guard has suspended the search for a man reported missing from a 16-foot red skiff in Passage Canal near Whittier, Alaska. Multiple Coast Guard Air Station Kodiak MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter...

Coast Guard, good Samaritans search for overdue boater near Whittier, Alaska

Coast Guard, good Samaritans search for overdue boater near Whittier, Alaska
Coast Guard Cutter Mustang file photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Jonathan Klingenberg ANCHORAGE, Alaska – The Coast Guard and good Samaritans are searching for a 16-foot red skiff with one person aboard reported overdue Saturday in Passage Canal near Whittier. A Coast Guard Air Station Kodiak MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter crew, a Coast Guard Station Valdez small boatcrew and the crew of the Coast...

Coast Guard, partner agencies participate in joint law enforcement operation

Coast Guard, partner agencies participate in joint law enforcement operation
K-9 Ricky and his handler Petty Officer 1st Class Jordan Brosowsky, a member of Coast Guard Maritime Safety and Security Team San Francisco (91105), conducts a sweep of the Alaska Marine Highway System ferry terminal parking lot in Juneau, Alaska, March 12, 2018.  U.S. Coast Guard photo by Lt. Brian Dykens. JUNEAU, Alaska – Law enforcement authorities from the Coast Guard, Coast Guard Investigative...

Coast Guard locates overdue hunters on Chenega Island, Alaska

Coast Guard locates overdue hunters on Chenega Island, Alaska
A Coast Guard Air Station Kodiak MH-60 helicopter crew pose with three men they rescued after returning to Forward Operating Location Cordova, Alaska, Jan. 1, 2018.  U.S. Coast Guard photo. JUNEAU, Alaska — A Coast Guard Air Station Kodiak  MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter crew located three hunters overdue since Friday, on the south side of Chenega Island in Prince William Sound, Monday afternoon. After...

Coast Guard searching for three men overdue near Whittier, Alaska

Coast Guard searching for three men overdue near Whittier, Alaska
Coast Guard Station Valdez 45-foot Response Boat-Medium file photo JUNEAU, Alaska — The Coast Guard is searching for three people overdue in the vicinity of Whittier, Alaska, Saturday. A Coast Guard Air Station Kodiak helicopter crew and a Coast Guard Station Valdez boatcrew are currently on scene searching. Coast Guard Sector Anchorage watchstanders received initial notification Friday night from...

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...