Coast Guard kicks off Arctic Shield 2017 operations in Arctic

Coast Guard kicks off Arctic Shield 2017 operations in Arctic
Coast Guard Cutter Alex Haley file photo JUNEAU, Alaska — The Coast Guard kicked off Arctic Shield 2017 operations throughout Arctic waters Saturday with the opening of a forward operating location in Kotzebue. As part of operation Arctic Shield 2017, the Coast Guard will deploy cutters, aircraft and personnel to engage in operations encompassing a variety of Coast Guard missions from Dutch Harbor...

Coast Guard medevacs man from drillship Noble Discoverer

Coast Guard medevacs man from drillship Noble Discoverer
KODIAK, Alaska — A Coast Guard MH-65 Dolphin helicopter crew medevaced a 59-year-old man from the drillship Noble Discoverer in Norton Sound, 68 miles west of Nome, Wednesday. “Having a forward-deployed helicopter crew aboard the Coast Guard Cutter Alex Haley provides us with the ability to quickly respond to emergencies like this in remote Northern Alaska,” said Rear Adm. Thomas Ostebo,...