Coast Guard patrols North Pacific in support of international fisheries

Coast Guard patrols North Pacific in support of international fisheries
A boarding team aboard an over-the-horizon cutter boat from Coast Guard Cutter Mellon (WHEC-717) transits toward a fishing vessel to conduct an at-sea boarding in the North Pacific Ocean, Aug. 13, 2019. Mellon is patrolling in support of Operation North Pacific Guard (NPG) 2019. U.S. Coast Guard courtesy photo by Coast Guard Cutter Mellon. JUNEAU, Alaska — The crew of Coast Guard Cutter Mellon (WHEC...

Coast Guard, ADF&G, DPS encourages increased hunter safety in Alaska

Coast Guard, ADF&G, DPS encourages increased hunter safety in Alaska
JUNEAU, Alaska –The Coast Guard, Alaska Department of Fish and Game, and the Alaska Department of Public Safety encourages hunters to increase their safety awareness and prepare accordingly for their hunts. Coast Guard 17th District personnel have responded to four separate search and rescue cases over the last two weeks relating to hunters needing assistance in the Alaskan outdoors. These search...

Coast Guard assists in multiple agency search for overdue hiker near Kodiak, Alaska

Coast Guard assists in multiple agency search for overdue hiker near Kodiak, Alaska
KODIAK, Alaska—A Coast Guard Air Station Kodiak MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter crew assisted the Alaska State Troopers, Alaska Department of Fish and Game and Kodiak Island Search and Rescue in locating a hiker who was missing for 21 hours near Saltery Cove, on Kodiak Island, today. The hiker was located on top of a cliff by ADF&G personnel on a late Tuesday morning, and the helicopter crew safely...

Coast Guard, ADF&G retrieve wayward beluga whale acoustic mooring

Coast Guard photo by Chief Petty Officer Wayne LangleyKODIAK, Alaska – A Coast Guard MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter crew from Coast Guard Air Station Kodiak with an Alaska Department of Fish and Game wildlife biologist aboard recovered a wayward acoustic mooring from a beach on the north end of Shelikof Strait Thursday. The mooring, valued at about $20,000, was noticed by Kodiak-resident Mark Withrow...