Coast Guard, good Samaritans assist vessel taking on water in Prince William Sound, Alaska

Coast Guard, good Samaritans assist vessel taking on water in Prince William Sound, Alaska
A Coast Guard Station Valdez 45-foot Response Boat-Medium crew assists the crew of a fishing vessel, the Kodiak Sockeye, with dewatering pumps after the vessel began taking on water near Knowles Bay, Prince William Sound, Alaska, June 22, 2017.  ANCHORAGE, Alaska — Coast Guard and good Samaritan crews assisted the crew of the fishing vessel Kodiak Sockeye after the vessel began taking on water near...

Coast Guard rescues four stranded on island after boat capsized in Prince William Sound

Coast Guard rescues four stranded on island after boat capsized in Prince William Sound
JUNEAU, Alaska — A Coast Guard Air Station Kodiak MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter crew rescued four people from Knight Island in Marsha Bay in the vicinity of Prince William Sound, Friday afternoon. Watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector Anchorage were initially notified via satellite phone by a good Samaritan who heard the distress call via VHF-FM radio channel 16, stating that a 28-foot Bayliner was taking...

Coast Guard, good Samaritan rescue 5 from sunken vessel near Naked Island, Alaska

Coast Guard, good Samaritan rescue 5 from sunken vessel near Naked Island, Alaska
ANCHORAGE, Alaska — A Coast Guard boatcrew and a good Samaritan rescued three adults and two teenagers from a 32-foot personal craft taking on water in the vicinity of Naked Island Sunday morning. Watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector Anchorage received a mobile phone call at 6 a.m. from one of the five people reporting they had abandoned ship and swam to shore after their boat began to sink....

Coast Guard, Good Samaritan rescue 5 from the water near Valdez, Alaska

Coast Guard, Good Samaritan rescue 5 from the water near Valdez, Alaska
ANCHORAGE, Alaska— A Coast Guard Station Valdez boatcrew transported a woman experiencing symptoms of hypothermia after the 27-foot boat she was aboard capsized in the Valdez Narrows, near Valdez, Friday. A Good Samaritan rescued the woman and four other passengers from the water. The station’s 45-foot Response Boat-Medium crew transferred the ailing woman from the Good Samaritan vessel to...

Coast Guard assists vessel taking on water near Valdez, Alaska

Coast Guard assists vessel taking on water near Valdez, Alaska
A Coast Guard Station Valdez boatcrew responds to a 30-foot fishing vessel taking on water near Valdez, Alaska. (U.S. Coast Guard photo) KODIAK, Alaska — A Coast Guard Station Valdez, Alaska, boatcrew responded to a 30-foot fishing vessel taking on water near Valdez, Alaska, Monday. The boatcrew transferred a dewatering pump and damage control kit to the two boaters and assisted them in controlling...

Coast Guard medevacs man in Valdez Narrows near Valdez, Alaska

Coast Guard medevacs man in Valdez Narrows near Valdez, Alaska
ANCHORAGE, Alaska — A Coast Guard Station Valdez, Alaska, boatcrew and a Valdez Fire Department emergency medical technician medevaced a man from the Valdez Narrows near Valdez, Tuesday morning. The station’s 45-foot Response Boat-Medium crew and a local EMT transferred the mariner to the Port of Valdez where Valdez Fire Department transferred him to Providence Valdez Medical Center for further...

Coast Guard, good Samaritans rescue boaters in Alaska

Coast Guard, good Samaritans rescue boaters in Alaska
Anchorage – The Coast Guard and good Samaritans teamed up for several rescues throughout Alaska Friday through Monday. Local mariners came to the aid of a vessel in Pigot Bay near Whittier Friday and two vessels near Valdez and Kodiak Monday. The 38-foot vessel Molly B was disabled in Pigot Bay due to engine trouble Friday. The operator contacted Coast Guard Sector Anchorage watchstanders...

Coast Guard suspends search after remains of pilot found near Perry Island, Alaska

Coast Guard suspends search after remains of pilot found near Perry Island, Alaska
USCG file photoANCHORAGE, Alaska — The Coast Guard suspended its search for a missing pilot near Perry Island in Prince William Sound after his remains were discovered Wednesday evening. The crew of the Alaska State Trooper vessel Churchhill located and recovered the man’s remains and the wreckage of his Cessna 180 airplane partially submerged along the coast of Culross Island. Coast Guard,...

Coast Guard, partners search for missing pilot near Perry Island, Alaska

Coast Guard, partners search for missing pilot near Perry Island, Alaska
ANCHORAGE, Alaska — Coast Guard and Air Force assets are searching for a missing pilot near Perry Island in Prince William Sound Tuesday. The 11th Air Force Rescue Coordination Center in Anchorage received a Mayday call from the male pilot of a Cessna 180 airplane Tuesday afternoon. The pilot reported he was having engine trouble and stated he may have to set the plane down. RCC Anchorage contacted...