Coast Guard closes portion of Offshore Systems Kenai dock in Nikiski, Alaska

Coast Guard closes portion of Offshore Systems Kenai dock in Nikiski, Alaska
Heavy seas caused an Offshore System Kenai (OSK) earth and fill dock, with fuel lines, to collapse, Oct. 2, 2019, resulting in the discharge of approximately 300 gallons of oil.  U.S. Coast Guard courtesy photo. ANCHORAGE, Alaska — The Coast Guard Captain of the Port closed portion of Offshore Systems Kenai (OSK) dock in Nikiski, Alaska, Wednesday. All operations on the north face of the pier are...

Coast Guard responds to vessel aground near Sitka, Alaska

Coast Guard responds to vessel aground near Sitka, Alaska
The 30-foot fishing vessel, Miss Kaycie aground  on the rocks near the University of Alaska Southeast campus.U.S. Coast Guard courtesy photo. SITKA, Alaska — The Coast Guard is responding to a vessel aground near Sitka, Alaska, Tuesday. The 30-foot fishing vessel, Miss Kaycie, broke free from its mooring in Sitka Harbor and drifted onto the rocks near the University of Alaska Southeast campus with...

Coast Guard rescues 2 hikers and 2 dogs on Cupola Mountain in Sitka, Alaska

Coast Guard rescues 2 hikers and 2 dogs on Cupola Mountain in Sitka, Alaska
Coast Guard Air Station Sitka MH-60 Jayhawk file photo KODIAK, Alaska – A Coast Guard Air Station Sitka aircrew rescued two hikers and their two dogs off of Cupola Mountain in Sitka, Alaska, on Sunday. The MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter crew safely hoisted and transported the hikers to awaiting Emergency Medical Service personnel at the hospital in Sitka. At 9:30 a.m., Coast Guard Sector Juneau Command...

Coast Guard aircrews medevac cruise ship passengers during two separate cases

Coast Guard aircrews medevac cruise ship passengers during two separate cases
A Coast Guard Air Station Kodiak aircrew transport a cruise ship passenger from an MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter to an awaiting Airlift Northwest commercial medevac crew in Cordova, Alaska, Aug. 31, 2019. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Lt. Seth Craven. KODIAK, Alaska – Coast Guard Air Station Kodiak aircrews, forward deployed to Cordova, hoisted two passengers from two separate cruise ships during Labor...

Coast Guardsman charged following Dutch Harbor, Alaska, death investigation

Coast Guardsman charged following Dutch Harbor, Alaska, death investigation
ALAMEDA, California – A Coast Guard member was charged Wednesday following a 7-month investigation into the death of another Coast Guardsman in Dutch Harbor, Alaska, in January. Coast Guard Seaman Ethan W. Tucker was charged with violating seven articles of the Uniform Code of Military Justice related to the death of the alleged victim who also held the rank of seaman. Tucker was taken into custody...

Coast Guard rescues two mariners in distress near Kodiak Island

Coast Guard rescues two mariners in distress near Kodiak Island
Coast Guard MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter file photo by PA1 Kurt Fredrickson KODIAK, Alaska – A Coast Guard Air Station Kodiak MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter aircrew rescued two mariners in distress 130 miles northwest of Kodiak Island on the Alaska Peninsula, Tuesday. The aircrew arrived on scene aboard an MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter and safely hoisted and transported the mariners to Iliamna Airport. At 4:07...

Air Station Kodiak medevacs fisherman near Saint Paul, Alaska

Air Station Kodiak medevacs fisherman near Saint Paul, Alaska
Coast Guard MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter file photo by PA1 Kurt Fredrickson KODIAK, Alaska — A Coast Guard Air Station Kodiak MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter crew medically evacuated a 33-year-old man from the fishing vessel Island Enterprise near Saint Paul Island, Alaska, Tuesday. The fisherman was medevaced at 3:15 a.m. and transferred to an awaiting Life Med crew at Saint Paul. The patient was further transported...

Coast Guard Cutter Mustang rescues 2 near Driftwood Bay State Marine Park, Alaska

Coast Guard Cutter Mustang rescues 2 near Driftwood Bay State Marine Park, Alaska
Coast Guard Cutter Mustang file photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Jonathan Klingenberg ANCHORAGE, Alaska — The crew of Coast Guard Cutter Mustang rescued two mariners stranded near Driftwood Bay State Marine Park, southeast of Seward, Alaska, Saturday. Coast Guard Sector Anchorage command center watchstanders received a notification from the good Samaritan vessel Lights Out that two people were stranded...

Coast Guard medevacs injured fisherman in Revillagigedo Channel, Alaska

Coast Guard medevacs injured fisherman in Revillagigedo Channel, Alaska
A Coast Guard Station Ketchikan 45-foot Response Boat-Medium crew approaches the fishing vessel Lake Bay to medevac an injured 58-year-old man off the vessel in Revillagigedo Channel, 18 miles southeast of Ketchikan, Alaska, Aug. 5, 2019.  U.S. Coast Guard courtesy photo by Sarah Hines. KODIAK, Alaska – A Coast Guard Station Ketchikan 45-foot Response Boat-Medium crew medevaced an injured 58-year-old...