Coast Guard medevacs man from bulk carrier near Cold Bay, Alaska

Coast Guard medevacs man from bulk carrier near Cold Bay, Alaska
Coast Guard MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter file photo by PA1 Kurt Fredrickson KODIAK, Alaska – A Coast Guard Air Station Kodiak, Alaska, MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter crew medically evacuated a man from the bulk carrier Bulk Freedom in the vicinity of Cold Bay, Alaska, Tuesday. A Jayhawk helicopter crew safely hoisted a 44-year old man and transported him to awaiting emergency medical services personnel...

Coast Guard suspends two cases in Alaska

Coast Guard suspends two cases in Alaska
JUNEAU, Alaska — Coast Guard search and rescue crews in Alaska suspended two searches for missing boaters over the weekend in Bristol Bay and Shelikof Strait. The first search and rescue case, which took place Friday and Saturday, began when Katmai Park Service rangers located an abandoned kayak near Cape Douglas on the Katmai Peninsula. On Friday evening, rangers contacted Coast Guard Sector Anchorage...

Coast Guard honors fallen shipmates during ceremony in Kodiak, Alaska

Coast Guard honors fallen shipmates during ceremony in Kodiak, Alaska
Kodiak – Coast Guard Communications Station Kodiak held a ceremony to honor Chief Petty Officer Richard Belisle, retired and Petty Officer 1st Class Jim Hopkins at the unit in Kodiak, Alaska, April 12, 2013. The two were murdered one year ago. Comments from many shipmates including the current and former commanding officers of the COMMSTA were given during the ceremony honoring the lives and...

Coast Guard rescues five crewmembers from tender southeast of Cordova

KODIAK, Alaska — The Coast Guard rescued five crewmembers from the 55-foot fishing tender St. Joseph 52 miles southeast of Cordova Friday night. The Coast Guard Communications Station in Kodiak received a mayday call from the tender, relayed by the fishing vessel Heidi Linea, at 9:20 p.m. reporting that they had experienced a loss of steering in 20-foot seas. Coast Guard Sector Anchorage watchstanders...

Coast Guard medevacs fisherman northwest of Chirikof Island

KODIAK, Alaska — A Coast Guard Air Station Kodiak MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter crew medevaced a fisherman from the 76-foot fishing vessel Polaris 23 miles northwest of Chirikof Island in the Gulf of Alaska Tuesday. Coast Guard Communications Station Kodiak watchstanders received a request from the Polaris crew just before noon for a medevac of a 57-year-old crewman reportedly suffering from abdominal...

Coast Guard investigating 2 fatalities at Communications Station Kodiak

KODIAK, Alaska — The Coast Guard is working with federal, state and local law enforcement agencies to investigate the shooting deaths of two members at Coast Guard Communications Station Kodiak Thursday. As a safety precaution the base and local schools are on lockdown until we can ensure no threat exists. “It is possible that the suspect remains at large,” said Capt. Jesse Moore, commanding...

Three Seattle fishermen rescued in the Aleutian Islands

ANCHORAGE, Alaska – The Coast Guard rescued three fishermen from the northwest side of Umnak Island, one island west of Unalaska Island, after their 58-foot fishing vessel went aground there at 11:46 p.m. Sunday. A Coast Guard MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter crew forward deployed to St. Paul Island rescued the three crewmembers at 3:19 a.m. and safely delivered them to Unalaska with no reported medical...

Coast Guard prepares for severe weather in Alaska

KODIAK, Alaska — The Coast Guard is working with federal and state agencies to respond to incoming severe weather in the Bering Sea and Western Alaska Tuesday. “We are prestaging helicopters from Coast Guard Air Station Kodiak to parts of Western Alaska in response to severe weather advisories including hurricane force winds and high seas that are forecast all along the west coast of Alaska,”...

Coast Guard medevacs fisherman from the Wizard north of Cold Bay

KODIAK, Alaska — A Coast Guard Air Station Kodiak MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter crew medevaced a man from a 150-foot fishing vessel 60 miles north of Cold Bay Monday. Coast Guard Communications Station Kodiak watchstanders received a radio call at about 1:22 p.m. from the crew of the fishing vessel Wizard reporting a 28-year-old male collapsed and was showing signs of dehydration and shock. The Jayhawk...