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...

Coast Guard searching for 2 seal hunters near Newtok, Alaska

Coast Guard searching for 2 seal hunters near Newtok, Alaska
Coast Guard MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter file photo by PA1 Kurt Fredrickson KODIAK, Alaska — The Coast Guard is searching for two men reported overdue Thursday from a seal hunt near Newtok, Alaska. A 45-year-old man and a 21-year-old man were last seen departing in a 16-foot skiff from Newtok and transiting to Kigigak Island in Hazen Bay. Alaska State Troopers reported that one man is wearing a blue...

Coast Guard Cutter Alex Haley returns from 90-day North Pacific Guard patrol

Coast Guard Cutter Alex Haley returns from 90-day North Pacific Guard patrol
Coast Guard Cutter Alex Haley’s boarding team stands atop a 5.6 mile driftnet found aboard the fishing vessel Run Da in the North Pacific Ocean, June 16, 2018.  U.S. Coast Guard photo by Lt. Jerry Wong. KODIAK, Alaska – The crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Alex Haley returned to Kodiak Wednesday, following a 90-day deployment patrolling more than 18,000 nautical miles throughout the Pacific Ocean,...

Coast Guard detains fishing vessel Run Da, seizes 80 tons of salmon

Coast Guard detains fishing vessel Run Da, seizes 80 tons of salmon
The crew of the Coast Guard Alex Haley transfers custody of the detained fishing vessel Run Da to a People’s Republic of China Coast Guard patrol vessel in the Sea of Japan, June 21, 2018.  U.S. Coast Guard photo. JUNEAU, Alaska – The crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Alex Haley detained the fishing vessel Run Da suspected of illegal, unreported, unregulated fishing activity Saturday in international...

Coast Guard assists Alaska DNR complete response to fishing vessel Akutan

Coast Guard assists Alaska DNR complete response to fishing vessel Akutan
The crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Alex Haley prepares to break tow with the fishing vessel Akutan 25 nautical miles northwest of Dutch Harbor, Alaska, Jan. 25, 2018.  (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Lt.j.g. Matthew Schoen) JUNEAU, Alaska – The Coast Guard assisted the Alaska Department of Natural Resources’ response to the disabled and abandoned fishing vessel Akutan near Dutch Harbor, Alaska, Thursday. The...

Coast Guard concludes Operation Arctic Shield 2017

Coast Guard concludes Operation Arctic Shield 2017
A MH-65 helicopter crew deployed on the Cutter Alex Haley lands on deck during helicopter flight operations in the Chukchi Sea, Aug. 17, 2017. The cutter and helicopter crews are deployed to the Arctic Ocean in support of Operation Arctic Shield 2017. Coast Guard photo by Chief Petty Officer Shawn Eggert. JUNEAU, Alaska — The Coast Guard concluded its annual Arctic Shield operations Monday with...