Coast Guard rescues paddle boarder near Wrangell, Alaska

Coast Guard rescues paddle boarder near Wrangell, Alaska
Air Station Sitka MH-60 FIle Photo JUNEAU, Alaska — A Coast Guard Air Station Sitka MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter crew rescued a 17-year-old injured paddle boarder near Wrangell, Alaska, Sunday evening. The helicopter crew hoisted and transported the paddle boarder to local emergency medical services personnel in Wrangell. Coast Guard Sector Juneau watchstanders received a request for Coast Guard assistance...

Coast Guard investigates a 3 vessel fire in Craig, Alaska

Coast Guard investigates a 3 vessel fire in Craig, Alaska
JUNEAU, Alaska — The Coast Guard is investigating a three-vessel fire aboard the 57-foot fishing vessel Seaborn, 56-foot fishing vessel Pacific Lady and the 49-foot fishing vessel Julia Kae, at a marina in North Cove in Craig, Alaska. The Craig harbormaster and fire department have contained the fire. Coast Guard Marine Safety Detachment Ketchikan investigators are responding to monitor for signs...

Coast Guard rescues hiker from Harris Island, Alaska

Coast Guard rescues hiker from Harris Island, Alaska
Air Station Sitka MH-60 File Photo JUNEAU, Alaska — A Coast Guard Air Station Sitka aircrew rescued an injured man from Harris Island, Sitka, Friday morning. The Air Station Sitka helicopter crew hoisted the man and transported him to Air Station Sitka where he was met by awaiting emergency medical services personnel. Coast Guard Sector Juneau command center watchstanders received a phone call reporting...

Coast Guard rescues 2 hikers near Ketchikan, Alaska

Coast Guard rescues 2 hikers near Ketchikan, Alaska
USCG File Photo JUNEAU, Alaska — A Coast Guard Air Station Sitka MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter crew, Alaska State Troopers and Ketchikan Volunteer Rescue Squad rescued two overdue hikers from Deer Mountain near Ketchikan, Alaska, Friday night. The hikers were hoisted and transported to awaiting emergency medical personnel in Ketchikan to be treated for possible hypothermia. Watchstanders from Coast Guard...

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...