Coast Guard, Alaska Air National Guard battle elements to rescue two hunters

Coast Guard, Alaska Air National Guard battle elements to rescue two hunters
Petty Officer 1st Class David McClure, an aviation survival technician stationed in Kodiak, Alaska, rescues a stranded hunter on the Punuk Islands, near St. Lawrence Island, Alaska, Nov. 29, 2018.  U.S. Coast Guard photo by Lt. Daniel Beshoar. KODIAK, Alaska – A Coast Guard Air Station Kodiak MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter crew rescued two stranded hunters on the Punuk Islands, east of St. Lawrence...

Coast Guard ready to respond after Anchorage earthquake

Coast Guard ready to respond after Anchorage earthquake
ANCHORAGE, Alaska — Coast Guard Alaska units and personnel remain ready to respond after an earthquake Friday in Anchorage. Personnel from the Port of Alaska in Anchorage are currently assessing the facility for potential damage, and the Coast Guard is working with all its port partners to understand the extent of possible damage throughout the region. The Port of Anchorage remains open to inbound...

Coast Guard conducts long-range medevac near St. Paul, Alaska

Coast Guard conducts long-range medevac near St. 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 medevaced a man from a commercial fishing vessel approximately 100 miles north of St. Paul, Alaska, Sunday. The crew hoisted and transported a 63-year-old crew member from the 147-foot Blue Attu to awaiting Guardian emergency flight services personnel...

Coast Guard closes seasonal forward operating location in Kotzebue, Alaska

Coast Guard closes seasonal forward operating location in Kotzebue, Alaska
A Coast Guard Air Station Kodiak aircrew prepares to take off from the forward operating location in Kotzebue, Alaska. U. S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 1st Class Bradley Pigage. KODIAK, Alaska – The Coast Guard concluded its supplemental coverage of Northern Alaska with the closure of its Forward Operating Location in Kotzebue, Alaska, Thursday. Air Station Kodiak aircrews with two MH-60...

Coast Guard medevacs hiker after bear attack near Kodiak, Alaska

Coast Guard medevacs hiker after bear attack near Kodiak, Alaska
Air Station Kodiak MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter file photo ANCHORAGE, Alaska — The Coast Guard medevaced a hiker Friday after he was mauled by a bear on Afognak Island, just north of Kodiak Island. A MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter crew from Coast Guard Air Station Kodiak hoisted the 31-year-old man who sustained multiple lacerations to his leg and brought him to Air Station Kodiak where he was placed in the...

Coast Guard searching for 2 seal hunters near Newtok, Alaska

Coast Guard searching for 2 seal hunters near Newtok, Alaska
Coast Guard MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter file photo by PA1 Kurt Fredrickson KODIAK, Alaska — The Coast Guard is searching for two men reported overdue Thursday from a seal hunt near Newtok, Alaska. A 45-year-old man and a 21-year-old man were last seen departing in a 16-foot skiff from Newtok and transiting to Kigigak Island in Hazen Bay. Alaska State Troopers reported that one man is wearing a blue...

Coast Guard suspends search for missing man in Captain’s Bay, near Dutch Harbor

Coast Guard suspends search for missing man in Captain’s Bay, near Dutch Harbor
KODIAK, Alaska – The Coast Guard has suspended the search for a person reported missing in Captain’s Bay, approximately six miles southwest of Dutch Harbor, Alaska. A Coast Guard Air Station Kodiak MH-65 Dolphin helicopter crew conducted five separate searches, along with numerous other good samaritan vessels and Unalaska public safety office personnel searched a total of 2.5 hours over 17 miles...

Coast Guard, Alaska State Troopers rescue man from grounded vessel

Coast Guard, Alaska State Troopers rescue man from grounded vessel
Coast Guard Air Station Kodiak HC-130 file photo KODIAK, Alaska – The Coast Guard and Alaska State Troopers coordinated efforts to locate and rescue a boater from a disabled and aground 40-foot fishing vessel 127 miles east-southeast of Cordova, Alaska, Wednesday. A Coast Guard Air Station Kodiak HC-130 Hercules aircrew located the operator of the fishing vessel Gambler while conducting a training...

Coast Guard rescues 3 from aground vessel in Puget Bay, Alaska

Coast Guard rescues 3 from aground vessel in Puget Bay, Alaska
A Coast Guard MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter crew from Air Station Kodiak takes a moment for a photo with three men they rescued from a grounded boat in Puget Bay, Alaska, Sept. 29, 2018. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Lt. Lizzy Klynman. ANCHORAGE, Alaska — The Coast Guard assisted three men after their engine failed and boat ran aground Saturday in Puget Bay, Alaska. An MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter crew from...