Coast Guard searching for 2 missing after 3 rescued near Juneau, Alaska

Coast Guard searching for 2 missing after 3 rescued near Juneau, Alaska
A Coast Guard Air Station Sitka MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter crew searches the Gastineau Channel in Juneau, Alaska, for two men in the water after their skiff capsized Dec. 6, 2017.  U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 1st Class Jon-Paul Rios. JUNEAU, Alaska – The Coast Guard is searching for two people after their 10-foot skiff capsized in Gastineau Channel near Juneau, Tuesday. A Coast Guard Air...

Coast Guard rescues person from water in Juneau, Alaska

Coast Guard rescues person from water in Juneau, Alaska
JUNEAU, Alaska — Coast Guard Station Juneau crewmembers rescued a person in the water from Gastineau Channel in Juneau Tuesday evening. A Station Juneau Response Boat – Medium crew rescued the man from the water before transporting him to Lightering Dock and turning him over to police custody. The Juneau Police Department contacted Coast Guard Sector Juneau command center watchstanders requesting...

Tug Challenger Removal, Hoist to begin Sunday

Tug Challenger Removal, Hoist to begin Sunday
A Coast Guard Station Juneau 45-foot Response Boat-Medium crew deploys containment boom around the sunken tug Challenger in Gastineau Channel in Juneau, Alaska, Sept. 13, 2015. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Grant DeVuyst) JUNEAU, Alaska – Hoisting operations to remove the Tug Challenger from Gastineau Channel are scheduled to begin Sunday. The Brightwater Crane made a safe transit...

Coast Guard responding to sunken vessel near Juneau, Alaska

Coast Guard responding to sunken vessel near Juneau, Alaska
A Coast Guard Station Juneau boatcrew and members of the Sector Juneau response department deploy containment boom around the sunken tug Challenger. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Grant DeVuyst) JUNEAU, Alaska — Coast Guard Sector Juneau personnel responded to the sinking of the 96-foot tug Challenger in Juneau’s Gastineau Channel, Sunday. Sector Juneau responders have deployed...

Coast Guard Station Juneau rescues person in the water

Coast Guard Station Juneau rescues person in the water
JUNEAU, Alaska — Coast Guard Station Juneau crewmembers rescued a woman from the water in Gastineau Channel near downtown Juneau early Friday morning. The woman was transferred to emergency medical personnel for transport to Bartlett Regional Hospital. At approximately 2:30 a.m., Coast Guard Sector Juneau Command Center watchstanders received notification from Juneau Police Department that a 35-year-old...

Coast Guard rescues three people from grounded vessel in Gastineau Channel

KODIAK, Alaska – The Coast Guard responded to the grounding of the 34-foot fishing vessel Pegge in Gastineau Channel across from Sheep Creek near Juneau late Tuesday night.

Coast Guard asks for help as aids to navigation are vandalized in Alaska

JUNEAU, Alaska – The Coast Guard has set numerous seasonal aids to navigation, including the Mendenhall Bar and Holkahm Bay buoys, to aid mariners in safely navigating the waterways.

Video – Alaskan Helicopter Training Exercise

JUNEAU, Alaska — In this video, a MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter crew conducts helicopter operations training exercise with a 47-foot motor lifeboat crew from Station Juneau in Gastineau Channel south of Juneau. These training exercises conducted quarterly are required for qualifications for both helicopter and boat crews. U.S. Coast Guard video taken by Petty Officer Levi Read.