Coast Guard rescinds Kulluk Captain of the Port order

Coast Guard rescinds Kulluk Captain of the Port order
ANCHORAGE, Alaska — The Coast Guard lifted the order restricting the movement of the Conical Drilling Unit Kulluk from Kiliuda Bay Thursday. “I reviewed all of the relevant and available information and determined that Shell has met the requirements of the Captain of the Port Order,” said Capt. Paul Mehler III, commander Coast Guard Sector Anchorage and Captain of the Port, Western Alaska. ...

Coast Guard to hold industry day in Kodiak

ANCHORAGE, Alaska — Coast Guard Sector Anchorage will hold an industry day conference Thursday from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Kodiak Fisherman’s Hall.

Coast Guard assisting grounded fishing vessel near Kodiak Island

KODIAK, Alaska – The 42-foot fishing vessel Currency ran aground in Muskomee Bay on the north end of Raspberry Straight near Kodiak Island at 11:33 a.m. Saturday.

Video – Coast Guard Shuts Down Shoreside Petroleum in Whittier, Alaska

ANCHORAGE, Alaska – Coast Guard personnel from Sector Anchorage conduct an annual inspection on the Shoreside Petroleum Inc. mobile facility in Whittier Wednesday, Nov. 26, 2008. Several deficiencies were noted including the lack of a response plan. The Captain of the Port Western Alaska, Capt. Mark Hamilton, put a temporary hold on the company’s fuel transfer operations until the deficiency...

Coast Guard works with Crowley to refloat Twi-lite on Wood River

ANCHORAGE, Alaska — The Crowley tug Twi-lite has successfully been refloated on the Wood River near Aleknagik Wednesday.

Coast Guard continues Arctic Domain Awareness flights

ANCHORAGE, Alaska – The Coast Guard continued its Arctic Domain Awareness flights aboard a Coast Guard C-130 from Kodiak Tuesday in support of operations, exploration and understanding in the region.

Marine Casualty Reporting Does Not Guarantee Fishing Can Not Continue

ANCHORAGE, Alaska – Suffering a marine casualty does not guarantee termination from operation. The Coast Guard evaluates each case and based on the risk to human life and the environment, makes a determination on whether the vessel may continue to operate safely with reduced capability. In response to industry concern that reporting casualties would halt all operations Capt. Mark Hamilton, commander...

Coast Guard Pursues Flare Sighting, False Distress Signals

ANCHORAGE, Alaska — False distress calls and flare sightings continue to keep Coast Guard crews active. Coast Guard units in Southcentral Alaska handled two cases over the weekend. Over $100,000 was spent looking for individuals who it was later found were not in distress. The Coast Guard responds because there is the possibility someone is in real trouble. “These non-distress cases are...