Coast Guard Cutter Alex Haley returns to homeport

Coast Guard Cutter Alex Haley returns to homeport
Coast Guard Cutter Alex Haley file photo KODIAK, Alaska — The crew of Coast Guard Cutter Alex Haley returned to homeport in Kodiak, Alaska, Thursday, following an 85-day deployment throughout the Gulf of Alaska and Bering Sea. The crew patrolled more than 11,000 miles for approximately three months and safeguarded a $5.9 billion fishing industry, and enabled search and rescue coverage in an area...

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 suspends search for person in water near Dutch Harbor

Coast Guard suspends search for person in water near Dutch Harbor
The Coast Guard Cutter Alex Haley  with a Coast Guard Air Station Kodiak MH-65 Dolphin helicopter. U.S. Coast Guard file photo. JUNEAU, Alaska — The Coast Guard has suspended its search for a possible person in the water near Dutch Harbor. Still missing is 33-year-old Steven Mencer, last seen wearing a neon green pullover rain jacket with orange and black pants. Coast Guard boat and aircrews searched...

Coast Guard searching for possible person in water near Dutch Harbor

Coast Guard searching for possible person in water near Dutch Harbor
Coast Guard Air Station Kodiak HC-130 file photo JUNEAU, Alaska — The Coast Guard is searching for a possible person in the water near Dutch Harbor, Alaska, Thursday. Missing is 33-year-old Steven Mencer, last seen wearing a neon green pullover rain jacket with orange and black pants. Mencer was reported missing after failing to report to crew check-in while the  164-foot fishing vessel Alaska Mist,...

Coast Guard Cutter Alex Haley returns home after 40-day, 5,000-mile patrol

Coast Guard Cutter Alex Haley returns home after 40-day, 5,000-mile patrol
A crewmember aboard a 26-foot over-the-horizon boat prepares to come alongside Coast Guard Cutter Alex Haley while underway in the Bering Sea.  U.S. Coast Guard courtesy photo by Ensign Richard Zogby. KODIAK, Alaska — The crew of Coast Guard Cutter Alex Haley (WMEC 39) returned to their homeport in Kodiak Sunday, following a 40-day deployment throughout the Bering Sea and Aleutian Islands. Since...

Coast Guard rescues four who abandoned ship south of Atka Island, Alaska

Coast Guard rescues four who abandoned ship south of Atka Island, Alaska
The Coast Guard Cutter Alex Haley with a Coast Guard Air Station Kodiak MH-65 Dolphin helicopter embarked on the stern of the cutter. U.S. Coast Guard file photo. JUNEAU, Alaska — An MH-65 Dolphin helicopter crew rescued four people who abandoned ship after their boat began taking on water when it reportedly hit a rock south of Atka Island, Saturday. Coast Guard District 17 command center watchstanders...

Coast Guard demobilizes St. Paul, Cold Bay, Alaska, forward operating locations

Coast Guard demobilizes St. Paul, Cold Bay, Alaska, forward operating locations
A U.S. Coast Guard MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter  flies over an active volcano near Cold Bay, Alaska, Feb. 7, 2019.  (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 1st Class Bradley Pigage) KODIAK, Alaska — Coast Guard Air Station Kodiak aircrews demobilized forward operating locations in St. Paul and Cold Bay, March 15, concluding the supplemental coverage of the Bering Sea and Aleutian Chain. The aircrews...

Coast Guard Cutter Alex Haley Returns to Port after Bering Sea Patrol

Coast Guard Cutter Alex Haley Returns to Port after Bering Sea Patrol
The Coast Guard Cutter Alex Haley before a Bering Sea patrol with a Coast Guard Air Station Kodiak MH-66 Dolphin helicopter embarked on the stern of the cutter. U.S. Coast Guard photo. JUNEAU, Alaska — The Coast Guard Cutter Alex Haley returned to homeport in Kodiak, Alaska, Thursday, following a 66-day multi-mission patrol. The Alex Haley spent the last two months patrolling the Bering Sea and the...

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...