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,...

Coast Guard aircrew medevacs man from fishing vessel near Sitka

Coast Guard aircrew medevacs man from fishing vessel near Sitka
Coast Guard Air Station Sitka MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter File Photo KODIAK, Alaska – A Coast Guard aircrew medevaced a 24-year-old male off a fishing vessel near Baranof Island in Sitka, Saturday. The MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter crew from Coast Guard Air Station Sitka hoisted and transported the patient to awaiting emergency medical service personnel in Sitka. The initial call to Coast Guard Sector...

Coast Guard assists 2 people, 2 dogs in Kah Sheets Bay

Coast Guard assists 2 people, 2 dogs in Kah Sheets Bay
The Coast Guard assisted two people, July 26, 2020, in Kah Sheets Bay approximately 18 miles from Petersburg, Alaska. JUNEAU, Alaska – The Coast Guard assisted two people Sunday in Kah Sheets Bay approximately 18 miles from Petersburg, Alaska. A Coast Guard Air Station Sitka MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter crew hoisted two people from their 20-foot skiff and were transported to Petersburg. There were no...

Coast Guard, good Samaritan assist grounded vessel in Hood Bay, Alaska

Coast Guard, good Samaritan assist grounded vessel in Hood Bay, Alaska
Coast Guard Air Station Sitka MH-60 Jayhawk file photo JUNEAU, Alaska – The Coast Guard and a good Samaritan assisted a man in a grounded vessel Saturday in Hood Bay, Alaska. A Coast Guard Air Station Sitka MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter crew arrived on scene and landed nearby the beached vessel, transferred a pump to keep up with the flooding, and assisted the owner secure the boat to shore. The good...

Coast Guard Air Station Sitka holds change of command ceremony

Coast Guard Air Station Sitka holds change of command ceremony
Cmdr. Brian McLaughlin renders a hand salute to Capt. Michael Frawley as McLaughlin relieved Frawley as commanding officer of Air Station Sitka, July 17, 2020. U.S. Coast Guard courtesy photo. SITKA, Alaska – Cmdr. Brian McLaughlin relieved Capt. Michael Frawley as commanding officer of U.S. Coast Guard Air Station Sitka in a change of command ceremony in Sitka, Friday. Capt. Gregory T. Fuller,...

Coast Guard rescues stranded rafter north of Haines, Alaska

Coast Guard rescues stranded rafter north of Haines, Alaska
Coast Guard Air Station Sitka MH-60 Jayhawk file photo ANCHORAGE, Alaska — The Coast Guard rescued a rafter Sunday after her pack raft capsized Saturday on the Klehini River north of Haines. An MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter crew from Coast Guard Air Station Sitka located the 42-year-old woman, who was exhibiting symptoms of mild hypothermia, and flew her to Haines where she was placed in the care of local...

Coast Guard, good Samaritans rescue 2 in water near Elfin Cove, Alaska

Coast Guard, good Samaritans rescue 2 in water near Elfin Cove, Alaska
Coast Guard Air Station Sitka MH-60 Jayhawk file photo JUNEAU, Alaska – Coast Guard, good Samaritans rescue two men in the water near Elfin Cove, Alaska, Tuesday. A good Samaritan vessel pulled the men from the water after their 14-foot skiff overturned approximately one mile northwest of Elfin Cove. The two were alive but unconscious when the good Samaritan vessel transported them to a float plane...

Coast Guard, good Samaritan assist vessel taking on water near Sitka, Alaska

Coast Guard, good Samaritan assist vessel taking on water near Sitka, Alaska
Coast Guard Air Station Sitka MH-60 Jayhawk file photo JUNEAU, Alaska – The Coast Guard and a good Samaritan assist a vessel taking on water near Sitka, Alaska, Saturday. An MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter crew from Coast Guard Air Station Sitka delivered a dewatering pump to the fishing vessel Tamarack, which was taking on water approximately 35 miles west of Sitka Saturday. The crew of Tamarack utilized...

Coast Guard suspends search for overdue boater near Sitka

Coast Guard suspends search for overdue boater near Sitka
Coast Guard Cutter Bailey Barco file photo SITKA, Alaska — The Coast Guard suspended the search Monday for an overdue kayaker near Sitka, Alaska. Missing is 36-year-old Kale Pastel. The search spanned more than 45 hours, 111 square miles, and included the following assets: MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter crews from Coast Guard Air Station Sitka 26-foot Trailerable Aids to Navigation boat crews from...