Coast Guard, good Samaritans assist grounded Kodiak-based fishing vessel in Portage Bay

KODIAK, Alaska – The Coast Guard and good Samaritans have responded to the grounding of the 48-foot Kodiak-based fishing vessel Sisiutl in Portage Bay off Shelikof Strait 133 miles southwest of Kodiak City Friday. Watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector Anchorage received a call at 5:58 a.m. over VHF-FM channel 16 and subsequently by satellite phone from the master of the good Samaritan vessel Invincible...

Coast Guard and good Samaritians rescue three from vessel sinking near Cordova

KODIAK, Alaska – An Air Station Kodiak MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter crew and two good Samaritan vessels assisted the 44-foot fishing vessel Abby Louise more than 7 miles southwest of Cordova early Saturday. Coast Guard Sector Anchorage command center watchstanders received a call at 11:17 p.m. from a good Samaritan vessel, Miss Emily, via VHF radio reporting the Abby Louise was sinking with three...

Coast Guard locates, tows overdue fishermen to Whittier Harbor

KODIAK, Alaska – A Whittier-based Coast Guard Auxiliary crew towed the disabled 20-foot aluminum jet boat, Thumper, with three fishermen aboard 11 miles to Whittier Harbor Thursday. Anthony Jenson, Dusty (last name unknown) and Andy Webber were reported overdue from their fishing trip to Coast Guard Sector Anchorage command center watchstanders by the Whittier Harbormaster at 9:50 a.m. The men...

Air Station Kodiak Petty Officer Named USO Coast Guardsman of the Year

On October 7, 2010, the USO held its annual USO Gala in Washington, D.C. This star-studded event featured well-known entertainers from USO celebrity entertainment tours and recognized a special volunteer, as well as honorees selected by the senior enlisted representatives from each branch of the armed forces for their extraordinary bravery, loyalty and heroism. Chief of Staff for the U.S. Coast Guard...

Coast Guard units in South Central, Western Alaska shift assets for winter operations

KODIAK, Alaska – Coast Guard aircrews on Kodiak Island and Coast Guard Auxiliary boat crews on the Kenai Peninsula are scheduled to shift their assets Thursday in response to upcoming winter fisheries and a seasonal decrease in South Central recreational boating activity. Coast Guard aviators have moved helicopters from the Cordova base, operated during the spring and summer, to Cold Bay in advance...

Coast Guard rescues two after abandoning ship in North Bristol Bay

JUNEAU, Alaska – A Coast Guard MH-60 Jayhawk rescue helicopter aircrew along with a HC-130 Hercules aircraft crew from Air Station Kodiak located and rescued two people in the water after abandoning the Intrepid, a 32-foot aluminum vessel, in North Bristol Bay Saturday as it was taking on water.

Operation Arctic Crossroads 2010 concludes in Kotzebue

KOTZEBUE, Alaska — The multi-agency phase of Operation Arctic Crossroads in Kotzebue concluded Wednesday following nine days of testing Coast Guard assets, area familiarization and community outreach.

Coast Guard Kodiak-based aircrew medevacs Sitka resident to Anchorage

JUNEAU, Alaska – A Coast Guard Air Station Kodiak aircrew aboard a HC-130 Hercules aircraft medevaced a 55-year-old Sitka resident reportedly suffering from symptoms of kidney failure from Coast Guard Air Station Sitka at 7:38 p.m. Wednesday.

Four Alaska boats request Coast Guard support, two rescued in Cook Inlet

JUNEAU, Alaska – A Coast Guard Air Station Kodiak MH-60 Jayhawk rescue helicopter crew safely hoisted two people off the 34-foot gill netter, John Henry, homeported in Homer, after it started taking on water in Central Cook Inlet Thursday around 8 p.m.