Coast Guard crews monitor safety during sac roe herring fishery in Sitka Sound

SITKA, Alaska – A Coast Guard Station Ketchikan crew and Aids to Navigation Team Sitka crew patrolled the waters in the Sitka Sound during the third opener of the Sitka Sound sac roe herring fishery to ensure the safety of the fishing fleet April 4, 2011. With more than 50 vessels in the sound, the Coast Guard crews was ready to respond in the case of a maritime emergency during the herring...

Cutter Elderberry officer in charge relieved of command for loss of confidence

JUNEAU, Alaska – Rear Adm. Gene Brooks, Commander, Seventeenth Coast Guard District and Capt. Melissa Bert, Commander, Coast Guard Sector Juneau, temporarily relieved Senior Chief Petty Officer James Madsen Thursday from his duties as Officer in Charge of the Cutter Elderberry for loss of confidence in the ability to command.