Coast Guard MSST’s to conduct missions in Alaska

Coast Guard MSST's to conduct missions in Alaska
JUNEAU, Alaska – Personnel from Coast Guard Maritime Safety and Security Teams (MSST) and Sector Juneau will conduct waterborne missions in Petersburg and Wrangell, Alaska, June through August. Mission goals include search and rescue, recreational and commercial vessel safety, and the protection of Alaska’s living marine resources. Kicking off the season, Coast Guard inspectors will conduct inspections...

Coast Guard Cutter Cuttyhunk decommissioned after 34 years of service

Coast Guard Cutter Cuttyhunk decommissioned after 34 years of service
The official party renders solute during a ceremony held to decommission Coast Guard Cutter Cuttyhunk (WPB 1322) from service Thursday, May 5, 2022, at Air Station Port Angeles. Captain Mark McDonnell, District 13 Chief of Response, (left) oversaw the ceremony. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Michael Clark) PORT ANGELES, Wash. — The Coast Guard decommissioned Coast Guard Cutter...

Coast Guard assists 2 from vessel taking on water near Slocum Arm, Alaska

Coast Guard assists 2 from vessel taking on water near Slocum Arm, Alaska
Coast Guard Cutter Anacapa file photo JUNEAU, Alaska – The Coast Guard assisted two people on a sailing vessel when it took on water after it grounded near Slocum Arm, approximately 30 miles northwest of Sitka, Alaska. A Coast Guard Air Station Sitka MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter crew arrived on scene to the sailing vessel George Grey at 9:41 p.m. Saturday, delivered a dewatering pump, and helped dewater...

Coast Guard continues to assist in landslide response in Haines, Alaska

Coast Guard continues to assist in landslide response in Haines, Alaska
A rainstorm caused landslides in Haines, Alaska, December 3, 2020. The Coast Guard remains engaged with the Alaska State Troopers and the city of Haines while responding to this event. – Photo by Lt. Erick Oredson JUNEAU, Alaska – The Coast Guard continues to provide support in Haines, Alaska, following landslides in and around the town, Thursday. The crew of Coast Guard Cutter Anacapa is scheduled...

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 man after boat takes on water near Port Protection, Alaska

Coast Guard rescues man after boat takes on water near Port Protection, Alaska
Coast Guard Air Station Sitka MH-60 Jayhawk file photo SITKA, Alaska — The Coast Guard rescued a man after he intentionally ran his boat aground on Strait Island near Port Protection, Saturday. An MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter crew from Air Station Sitka located the man and hoisted him from the island’s rocky shoreline, then brought him to Sitka, uninjured. Coast Guard watchstanders in the Sector Juneau...

Coast Guard saves man aboard sinking vessel near Kake, Alaska

Coast Guard saves man aboard sinking vessel near Kake, Alaska
The crew aboard the Coast Guard Cutter Anacapa, homeported in Petersburg, Alaska, assisted in dewatering a vessel that was sinking with one person aboard and towed it back to Petersburg May 7, 2019. Photo courtesy of U.S. Coast Guard. JUNEAU, Alaska — The Coast Guard rescued a man from his fishing vessel that was taking on water northeast of Kake and towed the vessel to safety, Tuesday. An MH-60...

Coast Guard rescues 5 from life raft near Sitka, Alaska

Coast Guard rescues 5 from life raft near Sitka, Alaska
Coast Guard Air Station Sitka MH-60 Jayhawk file photo JUNEAU, Alaska — The Coast Guard rescued five fishermen from a life raft Tuesday after they were forced to abandon their fishing vessel taking on water southeast of Sitka. An MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter crew from Coast Guard Air Station Sitka hoisted all five people and brought them to Sitka, uninjured. Coast Guard Sector Juneau Command Center watchstanders...