Coast Guard, Sitka Fire Rescue rescue 6 near Long Island in Sitka Sound, Alaska

Coast Guard, Sitka Fire Rescue rescue 6 near Long Island in Sitka Sound, Alaska
googletag.cmd.push(function() { googletag.display('div-gpt-ad-1461251439213-0'); }); Good Samaritan vessels assist three adults and three children after their 27-foot cabin cruiser began taking on water near Long Island in Sitka Sound, Alaska, June 19, 2018.  U.S. Coast Guard photo JUNEAU, Alaska — A Coast Guard Air Station Sitka MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter crew, a Sitka Fire Rescue crew,...

Coast Guard crews searching for overdue aircraft near Sitka, Alaska

Coast Guard crews searching for overdue aircraft near Sitka, Alaska
Coast Guard Cutter Bailey Barco file photo JUNEAU, Alaska — Multiple Coast Guard assets are searching by air and sea Sunday, for an overdue aircraft with two people aboard that departed Sitka and never returned Saturday night. googletag.cmd.push(function() { googletag.display('div-gpt-ad-1461251439213-0'); }); Coast Guard District 17 and Coast Guard Sector Juneau command center watchstanders...

Coast Guard medevacs woman from cruise ship near Craig, Alaska

Coast Guard medevacs woman from cruise ship near Craig, Alaska
Coast Guard Air Station Sitka MH-60 File Photo JUNEAU, Alaska — A Coast Guard Air Station Sitka MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter crew medevaced a woman from the cruise ship Celebrity Solstice near Noyes Island, west of Craig, Alaska, Wednesday. The Jayhawk helicopter crew hoisted the 61-year-old woman and transported her to Ketchikan, Alaska, where a Guardian Flight crew was waiting for transport to higher...

Coast Guard medevacs man from tugboat in Chatham Strait, Alaska

Coast Guard medevacs man from tugboat in Chatham Strait, Alaska
Coast Guard Air Station Sitka MH-60 File Photo KODIAK, Alaska – A Coast Guard Air Station Sitka helicopter crew medevaced a man from an 83-foot tugboat Wednesday morning in Chatham Strait, Alaska. An Air Station Sitka MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter crew hoisted a 61-year-old man from the tugboat Maia H 34 miles east of Sitka. After the aircrew hoisted the man from the Maia H, they transferred him safely...

Coast Guard assists 4 from vessel taking on water in Auke Bay, Alaska

Coast Guard assists 4 from vessel taking on water in Auke Bay, Alaska
A Coast Guard Station Juneau Response Boat-Medium crew assists a 22-foot vessel taking on water in Auke Bay, Alaska, May 7, 2018.  U.S. Coast Guard photo. KODIAK, Alaska – A Coast Guard Station Juneau 45-foot Response Boat-Medium crew assisted four people who reported their 22-foot vessel was taking on water near Auke Bay, Alaska, Monday. The Station Juneau boat crew arrived on scene and transferred...

Coast Guard Sector Juneau holds change of command ceremony

Coast Guard Sector Juneau holds change of command ceremony
Capt. Phillip R. Thorne stands beside Rear Adm. Michael McAllister after relinquishing his command of Coast Guard Sector Juneau to Capt. Stephen R. White, at The Alaska State Museum in Juneau, Alaska, May 4, 2018. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 1st Class Jon-Paul Rios. JUNEAU, Alaska — Capt. Phillip Thorne transferred command of Coast Guard Sector Juneau to Capt. Stephen White during a change...

Coast Guard assists disabled vessel in Stephens Passage, Alaska

Coast Guard assists disabled vessel in Stephens Passage, Alaska
A Coast Guard Station Juneau crew member  conducts radio communications with the disabled 28-foot bar tender MINI B in Stephens Passage, near Holkham Bay April 25, 2018. U.S. Coast Guard courtesy photo. KODIAK, Alaska – A Coast Guard Station Juneau 45-foot Response Boat-Medium crew assisted the disabled 28-foot bar tender MINI B in Stephens Passage, near Holkham Bay, approximately 38 miles from...

Coast Guard rescues boater near Port Protection, Alaska

Coast Guard rescues boater near Port Protection, Alaska
Coast Guard Cutter Anacapa file photo JUNEAU, Alaska – A small-boat crew from the Coast Guard Cutter Anacapa rescued a 43-year-old man after he was stranded on the Barrier Islands, 7 miles south of Port Protection, Alaska, Saturday. The Anacapa crew launched the cutter’s small boat to transfer the man and his dinghy to Port Protection where he had arranged further transportation. Coast Guard Sector...

Coast Guard suspends search for man reported missing north of Sitka, Alaska

Coast Guard suspends search for man reported missing north of Sitka, Alaska
Coast Guard Cutter John McCormick File Photo ANCHORAGE, Alaska –The Coast Guard suspended their search Monday night for a man reported missing approximately 30 miles north of Sitka in Peril Strait. Missing is Sean Paffenbarger. A Coast Guard Air Station Sitka MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter crew, the crew of the Coast Guard Cutter John McCormick, a boatcrew from Coast Guard Aids to Navigation Team Sitka,...