Coast Guard concludes Operation Arctic Shield 2020

Coast Guard concludes Operation Arctic Shield 2020
Coast Guard Cutter Healy file photo by Lt. Kellen Browne. JUNEAU, Alaska – The Coast Guard concluded its annual Arctic Shield operations Sunday with the seasonal closure of its Forward Operating Location in Kotzebue, Alaska. Air Station Kodiak air crews and two MH-60 Jayhawk helicopters were forward deployed to Kotzebue to provide better response times and coverage to remote regions of Alaska during...

Coast Guard saves sinking fishing vessel near Icy Bay, Alaska

Coast Guard saves sinking fishing vessel near Icy Bay, Alaska
The Coast Guard Cutter John McCormick tows the disabled fishing vessel Elise Marie enroute to Yakutat, Alaska, Oct. 22, 2020, after Elise Marie began taking on water near Icy Bay.  (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Cutter John McCormick) KODIAK, Alaska — The Coast Guard assisted a fishing vessel taking on water and disabled, six miles south of Icy Bay, Alaska, Wednesday. A Coast Guard Air Station Sitka...

Coast Guard medevacs man 100 miles off Cold Bay, Alaska

Coast Guard medevacs man 100 miles off Cold Bay, 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 Tuesday approximately 100 miles northwest of Cold Bay. An Air Station Kodiak MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter crew hoisted the man at 6:55 a.m. and transferred him to awaiting emergency medical services in Cold Bay for further transport to Anchorage. Watchstanders...

Coast Guard to demobilize forward operating location Cordova, Alaska

Coast Guard to demobilize forward operating location Cordova, Alaska
A Coast Guard MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter positioned in Cordova, Alaska, October 5, 2020.  U.S. Coast Guard photo by Air Station Kodiak JUNEAU, Alaska — The last Coast Guard Air Station Kodiak MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter crew forward deployed to Cordova for the summer is scheduled to return to Kodiak today. Throughout the deployment, which started May, 14, 2020, aircrews out of forward operating location...

Coast Guard rescues 2 people in Sitkinak Lagoon, Alaska

Coast Guard rescues 2 people in Sitkinak Lagoon, Alaska
The Coast Guard rescued two men from Sitkinak Lagoon, Alaska, approximately 85 nautical miles Southwest of Kodiak, after their skiff capsized, October 4, 2020. KODIAK – The Coast Guard rescued two men from Sitkinak Lagoon, Alaska, approximately 85 nautical miles Southwest of Kodiak, after their skiff capsized, Sunday. A Coast Guard Air Station Kodiak MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter crew hoisted both men,...

Coast Guard rescues two hunters on Mount Kelly, Alaska

Coast Guard rescues two hunters on Mount Kelly, Alaska
A Coast Guard C-130 Hercules aircraft forward-looking infrared camera captures an MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter flying over Mount Kelly, north of Kotzebue, Alaska, Sept. 24, 2020.  (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Air Station Kodiak) KODIAK, Alaska — The Coast Guard rescued two hunters Thursday that were stranded for six days on Mount Kelly, north of Kotzebue, Alaska. A Coast Guard Air Station Kodiak C-130...

Coast Guard medevacs crewmember near Dutch Harbor, Alaska

Coast Guard medevacs crewmember near Dutch Harbor, Alaska
A Coast Guard Air Station Kodiak MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter aircrew medevacs a 48-year-old crewmember from the 653-foot merchant vessel Morning Peace approximately 130 miles southwest of Dutch Harbor, Alaska, Sept. 17, 2020.  Coast Guard photo courtesy Air Station Kodiak. KODIAK, Alaska — The Coast Guard medevaced a crewmember approximately 130 miles southwest of Dutch Harbor, Alaska, Thursday. At...

Coast Guard medevacs injured fisherman near Cold Bay, Alaska

Coast Guard medevacs injured fisherman near Cold Bay, Alaska
Coast Guard MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter file photo by PA1 Kurt Fredrickson KODIAK, Alaska — The Coast Guard medevaced an injured fisherman approximately 40 miles west of Cold Bay, Alaska, Wednesday. At 2:30 p.m. an Air Station Kodiak MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter aircrew hoisted the injured man and transferred him to awaiting emergency medical services in Cold Bay for further transport to Anchorage. At 8:34...

Coast Guard medevacs crewmember from fishing vessel near St. Paul, Alaska

Coast Guard medevacs crewmember from fishing vessel near St. Paul, Alaska
Air Station Kodiak MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter file photo KODIAK, Alaska — A Coast Guard Air Station Kodiak aircrew hoisted a pregnant crewmember from a fishing vessel 200 miles northwest of St. Paul, Alaska, Saturday. The MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter crew safely hoisted and transported the passenger to commercial services in Cold Bay for further medical care. Saturday morning, District 17 Command Center...