Coast Guard, NOAA encourage Alaskan fishermen to know before they go

Coast Guard, NOAA encourage Alaskan fishermen to know before they go
JUNEAU, Alaska – The Coast Guard and National Oceanic and Atmospheric Association (NOAA) Office of Law Enforcement in Alaska are encouraging all fishermen to become familiar with laws before going fishing. The Coast Guard and NOAA have encountered various anglers this season who are not familiar with all the laws specific to the area where they are fishing, leading to problems when they are approached...

Coast Guard 17th District schedules change of command in Juneau, Alaska

Coast Guard 17th District schedules change of command in Juneau, Alaska
JUNEAU, Alaska — The Coast Guard 17th District change of command is scheduled for June 12, 2014, at the Coast Guard station in Juneau. Rear Adm. Thomas P. Ostebo, commander, 17th District, will transfer total responsibility, authority and accountability to Rear Adm. Daniel B. Abel, commander, 1st District, during this time honored military tradition that formally restates the officer’s continuity...

17th Coast Guard District to hold change of command ceremony

Rear Admiral Thomas P. Ostebo JUNEAU, Alaska – The 17th Coast Guard District will hold a formal change of command ceremony at Coast Guard Station Juneau where Rear Admiral Thomas P. Ostebo will relieve Rear Adm. Christopher C. Colvin as commander of the 17th Coast Guard District Thursday, 10 a.m. Vice Admiral Manson K. Brown, Commander, Pacific Area and Commander, Coast Guard Defense Force West,...

Coast Guard Learns What It Takes to Operate in Arctic

By Navy Lt. Jennifer Cragg WASHINGTON – The Coast Guard is testing and compiling initial lessons learned from its ongoing Arctic operations, a senior officer said last week. “It became obvious to me 18 months to two years ago that with the retreat of the multiyear polar sea ice, the Coast Guard was going to have to do more than it had in the past to provide maritime safety and security to northern...