Coast Guard awards 4 Air Medals in Sitka, Alaska

Coast Guard awards 4 Air Medals in Sitka, Alaska
Rear Adm. Nathan A. Moore, commander, Coast Guard 17th District, shakes hands with a member at Air Station Sitka after presenting the crew with Air Medals, May 7, 2021.  U.S. Coast Guard courtesy photo. SITKA, Alaska — The Coast Guard presented Air Medals to four crew members during a ceremony at Air Station Sitka Friday, for their role in the rescue of a fisherman near Meyers Chuck, Alaska, Nov....

Coast Guard aircrew assists 3 mariners, 2 dogs in the Gilkey River

Coast Guard aircrew assists 3 mariners, 2 dogs in the Gilkey River
An MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter from Coast Guard Air Station Sitka sits on a snowy riverbank in Alaska, April 25, 2021. U.S. Coast Guard courtesy photo. KODIAK, Alaska – A Coast Guard Air Station Sitka aircrew assisted three mariners and their two dogs after their vessel ran aground in the Gilkey River, Alaska, late Saturday night. The MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter crew located the mariners on a riverbank...

Coast Guard hoists 4 boaters from Yamani Islet, Alaska

Coast Guard hoists 4 boaters from Yamani Islet, Alaska
An MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter crew from Air Station Sitka pose with the family they rescued about an hour earlier from Yamani Islets, Dec. 25, 2020. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Coast Guard Air Station Sitka) KODIAK, Alaska — The Coast Guard rescued four boaters Friday from Yamani Islets, 27 miles south of Sitka, Alaska. A Coast Guard Air Station Sitka MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter crew hoisted the four boaters,...

Coast Guard, U.S. Border Patrol conducted joint Canadian maritime border patrol

Coast Guard, U.S. Border Patrol conducted joint Canadian maritime border patrol
A Coast Guard law enforcement officer conducts a boarding on a vessel in Southeast Alaska, November 17, 2020. Coast Guard personnel partnered with Border Patrol agents near Southeast Alaska and the Canadian border, November 17-18, 2020 as a joint interagency effort to enforce border security, motor vessel safety and educate vessel operators on border crossing requirements. JUNEAU, Alaska – Coast...

Coast Guard responding to reports of landslides in Haines, Alaska

Coast Guard responding to reports of landslides in Haines, Alaska
Coast Guard Air Station Sitka MH-60 Jayhawk file photo JUNEAU, Alaska – Multiple Coast Guard units from Southeast Alaska are currently making preparations to provide emergency support to the residents of Haines following several reports of mudslides in and around the town. “At this point we are aware that damage has occurred in the town of Haines following the report of multiple landslides in the...

Coast Guard hoists man from water in Union Bay, Alaska

Coast Guard hoists man from water in Union Bay, Alaska
Coast Guard Air Station Sitka MH-60 Jayhawk file photo KODIAK, Alaska – The Coast Guard rescued a 70-year-old man from the waters of Union Bay, Alaska, northwest of Meyers Chuck, Sunday. A Coast Guard Air Station Sitka MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter crew hoisted the man, who was in the water clinging to a piece of debris, and took him to awaiting emergency medical services in Ketchikan, Alaska. The man...

Coast Guard rescues 3 near Hole in the Wall Glacier, Alaska

Coast Guard rescues 3 near Hole in the Wall Glacier, Alaska
An MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter crew from Air Station Sitka, Alaska, share a moment at the Juneau Airport with three boaters they rescued about an hour earlier, Oct. 25, 2020, near Hole in the Wall Glacier.  (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Coast Guard Air Station Sitka) KODIAK, Alaska — The Coast Guard rescued three jet boaters Sunday whose boats had become stuck in ice, approximately five miles northeast...

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 assists fisherman, vessel taking on water near Port Protection, Alaska

Coast Guard assists fisherman, vessel taking on water near Port Protection, Alaska
Coast Guard Cutter Kukui file photo by Chief Petty Officer David M. Santos JUNEAU, Alaska – The Coast Guard and good Samaritans assisted a man whose fishing vessel was taking on water in the vicinity of Hole in the Wall, approximately five miles southeast of Port Protection, Alaska, Tuesday. The crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Kukui monitored a towing evolution involving the fishing vessel Clara,...