Coast Guard rescues stranded rafter north of Haines, Alaska

Coast Guard rescues stranded rafter north of Haines, Alaska
Coast Guard Air Station Sitka MH-60 Jayhawk file photo ANCHORAGE, Alaska — The Coast Guard rescued a rafter Sunday after her pack raft capsized Saturday on the Klehini River north of Haines. An MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter crew from Coast Guard Air Station Sitka located the 42-year-old woman, who was exhibiting symptoms of mild hypothermia, and flew her to Haines where she was placed in the care of local...

Coast Guard, President Eisenhower rescue mariner 500 miles offshore

Coast Guard, President Eisenhower rescue mariner 500 miles offshore
A 67-year-old man rows a small dinghy away from his disabled and adrift 28-foot sailing vessel Miss Lilly to the motor vessel President Eisenhower approximately 575 miles south southwest of Dutch Harbor, Alaska, June 4, 2020. U.S. Coast Guard courtesy photo. KODIAK, Alaska – Coast Guard Seventeenth District command center personnel coordinated efforts with motor vessel President Eisenhower to...

Coast Guard coordinates medevac 300 miles northwest of St. Paul Island

Coast Guard coordinates medevac 300 miles northwest of St. Paul Island
Coast Guard MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter file photo by PA1 Kurt Fredrickson KODIAK, Alaska – Two Coast Guard Air Station Kodiak C-130J Hercules aircraft and two MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter crews coordinated efforts to perform a long-range medevac of an injured fisherman who was approximately 300 miles northwest of St. Paul Island, Alaska, Monday. The man was safely transferred to awaiting emergency...

Coast Guard to conduct dockside fishing vessel exams for Bristol Bay

Coast Guard to conduct dockside fishing vessel exams for Bristol Bay
ANCHORAGE, Alaska — The Coast Guard will offer courtesy dockside examinations of commercial fishing vessels in Bristol Bay in anticipation of the 2020 Bristol Bay salmon fishery season. The Coast Guard anticipates sending examiners to the following locations for public outreach and to encourage dockside exam participation: King Salmon: June 8-22 Dillingham: June 15-26 Egegik: June 15-19 Examiners...

Coast Guard rescues 2 stranded kayakers near Juneau, Alaska

Coast Guard rescues 2 stranded kayakers near Juneau, Alaska
Coast Guard Station Juneau 45-foot Response Boat-Medium file photo courtesy of Anthony Moss JUNEAU, Alaska — The Coast Guard rescued two stranded kayakers Friday when they became stranded after paddling from Juneau to Couverden Island. A Coast Guard Station Juneau 45-foot Response Boat-Medium boat crew  picked up the kayakers from the northern tip of Couverden Island at approximately 10 p.m., then...

Coast Guard medevacs man 170 miles off Cold Bay, Alaska

Coast Guard medevacs man 170 miles off Cold Bay, Alaska
Air Station Kodiak MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter file photo ANCHORAGE, Alaska — The Coast Guard medevaced a man Thursday from a vessel approximately 170 miles southwest of Cold Bay. A Coast Guard MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter crew from Air Station Kodiak hoisted the ailing man at about 8 a.m. and flew him to Cold Bay where he was placed in the care of an awaiting LifeMed aircraft crew. Coast Guard watchstanders...

Coast Guard, good Samaritan assist vessel taking on water near Sitka, Alaska

Coast Guard, good Samaritan assist vessel taking on water near Sitka, Alaska
Coast Guard Air Station Sitka MH-60 Jayhawk file photo JUNEAU, Alaska – The Coast Guard and a good Samaritan assist a vessel taking on water near Sitka, Alaska, Saturday. An MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter crew from Coast Guard Air Station Sitka delivered a dewatering pump to the fishing vessel Tamarack, which was taking on water approximately 35 miles west of Sitka Saturday. The crew of Tamarack utilized...

Coast Guard searching for possible person in water near Dutch Harbor

Coast Guard searching for possible person in water near Dutch Harbor
Coast Guard Air Station Kodiak HC-130 file photo JUNEAU, Alaska — The Coast Guard is searching for a possible person in the water near Dutch Harbor, Alaska, Thursday. Missing is 33-year-old Steven Mencer, last seen wearing a neon green pullover rain jacket with orange and black pants. Mencer was reported missing after failing to report to crew check-in while the  164-foot fishing vessel Alaska Mist,...

Coast Guard medevacs man near Saint Paul, Alaska

Coast Guard medevacs man near Saint Paul, Alaska
Coast Guard MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter file photo by PA1 Kurt Fredrickson KODIAK, Alaska — The Coast Guard medevaced a man from a fishing vessel approximately 46 miles southwest of Saint Paul, Monday. An MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter crew from Coast Guard Air Station Kodiak safely hoisted the 43-year-old man at 2:56 p.m. and transferred him to awaiting emergency medical services personnel in Saint Paul...