Fast Response Cutter John McCormick arrives in Ketchikan, Alaska after 6200 mile voyage

Fast Response Cutter John McCormick arrives in Ketchikan, Alaska after 6200 mile voyage
The Coast Guard Cutter John McCormick and crew make way to their home port at Coast Guard Base Ketchikan in Ketchikan, Alaska, March 217, 2017.  U.S. Coast Guard photo. JUNEAU, Alaska — The Coast Guard Cutter John McCormick (WPC-1121) and its crew arrived to their homeport at Coast Guard Base Ketchikan, Friday afternoon after completing a 6,200-mile trip from Key West, Florida. The John McCormick...

Tug transits to Ketchikan after grounding near Sumner Strait, Alaska

JUNEAU, Alaska — Commercial tugs are towing the tug Ocean Eagle to Ketchikan for repairs,Sunday, following its grounding at Mariposa Reef in Sumner Strait, Thursday. The Ocean Eagle’s barge was towed to Sitka where a Marine Inspector is conducting additional damage assessments before the barge continues its planned voyage. Brusco Tug & Barge, the owner of Ocean Eagle, contracted Alaska...

Coast Guard coordinates rescue of 2 from downed aircraft near Ketchikan, Alaska

Coast Guard coordinates rescue of 2 from downed aircraft near Ketchikan, Alaska
Ketchikan, AK – Coast Guard, Tribal and local partners responded to an emergency landing of a Beechcraft airplane with two people aboard in the vicinity of Annette Island, Alaska, Friday.Ketchikan Metlakatla police and fire rescue boat crews were first to arrive on scene and transported the two survivors to Metlakatla Clinic for medical care. Watchstanders from Coast Guard Sector Juneau received...

Coast Guard rescues 5 from tug aground near Sumner Strait, Alaska

Coast Guard rescues 5 from tug aground near Sumner Strait, Alaska
JUNEAU, Alaska — A Coast Guard Air Station Sitka MH-60T Jayhawk crew rescued five people aboard a tug that ran aground on the Mariposa Reef on the south side of Strait Island in Sumner Strait Thursday. The aircrew hoisted the five people from a barge attached to the 102-foot tug Ocean Eagle and transported them to Sitka after the tug began taking on water Wednesday night. Watchstanders at Coast...

Coast Guard approves transit plan for damaged tug

Coast Guard approves transit plan for damaged tug
JUNEAU, Alaska – Coast Guard approved a transit plan for the tug Samson Mariner to head south for repairs in Seattle with an escort tug. Both departed Ketchikan on Tuesday. The barge, St Elias, had temporary repairs made in Ketchikan. The Coast Guard approved a plan for a tug owned by Brusco Tug & Barge Co to tow St Elias and continue to Dutch Harbor. Permanent repairs will be made when...

Coast Guard continues response to tug and barge aground in the Tongass Narrows, Alaska

Coast Guard continues response to tug and barge aground in the Tongass Narrows, Alaska
JUNEAU, Alaska – The Coast Guard, in partnership with the Alaska Department of Environmental Conservation, Southeast Alaska Petroleum Response Organization, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, and Alaska Commercial Divers continue their response to the tug boat Samson Mariner that ran aground and spilled fuel while towing a barge in the vicinity of Rosa Reef in north Tongass Narrows,...

Coast Guard responds to tug and barge aground in vicinity of Tongass Narrows, Alaska

Coast Guard responds to tug and barge aground in vicinity of Tongass Narrows, Alaska
JUNEAU, Alaska — A Coast Guard Station Ketchikan Response Boat—Medium crew and Coast Guard Marine Safety Detachment Ketchikan pollution team responded to the tug boat Samson Mariner that ran aground while towing a barge in the vicinity of north Tongass Narrows in Rosa Reef, Alaska, Wednesday evening Coast Guard Sector Juneau command center watchstanders received notification via VHF-FM radio from...

Coast Guard suspends search for 2 missing men near Ketchikan, Alaska

Coast Guard suspends search for 2 missing men near Ketchikan, Alaska
JUNEAU, Alaska —  The Coast Guard suspended the search for two men reported overdue from a boating trip near Ketchikan Monday. Multiple crews from Coast Guard Air Station Sitka, the Coast Guard Cutter Maple and Coast Guard Station Ketchikan searched approximately 800 miles for 42 hours to locate the two men. Alaska State Troopers activated Ketchikan Volunteer Rescue Squad to assist the Coast...

Coast Guard searching for 2 missing men near Ketchikan, Alaska

Coast Guard searching for 2 missing men near Ketchikan, Alaska
JUNEAU, Alaska — The Coast Guard is searching for two men reported overdue from a boating trip near Ketchikan Sunday. Coast Guard Air Station Sitka MH-60 Jayhawk crews and Coast Guard Station Ketchikan 45-foot Response Boat – Medium crews are conducting search patterns on the southern end of Gravina Island. An Air Station Sitka MH-60 Jayhawk crew located a 16-foot skiff belonging...