Coast Guard aircrews medevac 1, rescue 3 over holiday weekend

Coast Guard aircrews medevac 1, rescue 3 over holiday weekend
Coast Guard MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter and C-130 Hercules aircraft file photo JUNEAU, Alaska — Coast Guard aircrews medically evacuated a crewmember from a fishing vessel in Bristol Bay, Saturday, and rescued three people after their boat sank in Lisianski Strait, Monday. Watchstanders in the 17th District command center received a relayed request for assistance at 9:13 p.m. Saturday from the 167-foot...

Coast Guard discovers illegal halibut catch near Kodiak, Alaska

Coast Guard discovers illegal halibut catch near Kodiak, Alaska
The fishing vessel Competition, that a Coast Guard law enforcement boarding team discovered illegally caught fish on approximately 12 nautical miles northeast of Kodiak, Alaska, February 19, 2022.  U.S. Coast Guard courtesy photo JUNEAU, Alaska – A Coast Guard law enforcement boarding team discovered illegally caught fish approximately 12 nautical miles northeast of Kodiak, Alaska, Saturday. The...

Coast Guard rescues 3 stranded near Juneau

Coast Guard rescues 3 stranded near Juneau
A beached vessel is anchored to the shoreline in Barlow Cove, about 15 miles northeast of Juneau, Alaska, Dec. 17, 2020.  (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Cutter Bailey Barco) KODIAK, Alaska —The Coast Guard rescued three hunters Thursday from a beached vessel in Barlow Cove, approximately 15 miles northwest of Juneau. Coast Guard Cutter Bailey Barco launched a small boat crew who picked up the hunters...

Coast Guard Cutter Bailey Barco Holds Change of Command Ceremony

Coast Guard Cutter Bailey Barco Holds Change of Command Ceremony
The crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Bailey Barco gathers on deck during the vessel’s commissioning ceremony in Juneau, Alaska, June 14, 2017. The CGC Bailey Barco is the second fast response cutter in Alaska and homeports in Ketchikan. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 1st Class Jon-Paul Rios. KETCHIKAN, Alaska – Lt. Brian Williams relieved Lt. Anna Ruth as commanding officer of U.S. Coast...

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 rescues 2 kayakers near Ketchikan

Coast Guard rescues 2 kayakers near Ketchikan
Coast Guard Cutter Bailey Barco file photo JUNEAU, Alaska — The Coast Guard rescued two kayakers Monday near Ketchikan after one of their kayaks sustained damage and took on water. The crew of Coast Guard Cutter Bailey Barco arrived on scene and recovered both kayakers along with their kayaks and brought them to where they launched at Mountain Point in Ketchikan. No injuries or medical concerns were...

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 Coast...

Coast Guard locates two overdue hunters near Klawock, Alaska

Coast Guard locates two overdue hunters near Klawock, Alaska
Coast Guard Air Station Sitka MH-60 Jayhawk file photo KODIAK, Alaska – A Coast Guard Air Station Sitka MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter aircrew rescued two overdue hunters near Wadleigh Island, in vicinity of Klawock, Alaska, Wednesday. Both men were safely hoisted and then transported to Klawock emergency medical services personnel for further evaluation. Both were reported to have been in good condition...

Bailey Barco crew assists mariners with submerged vessel near Mitkof Island, Alaska

Bailey Barco crew assists mariners with submerged vessel near Mitkof Island, Alaska
The Coast Guard Cutter Bailey Barco crew assists the fishing vessel Heather Anne crew to dewater and float their submerged vessel in the Wrangell Narrows, near Mitkof Island, Alaska, June 15, 2019.  U.S. Coast Guard courtesy photo. KODIAK, Alaska – The Coast Guard Cutter Bailey Barco (WPC 1122) crew assisted the fishing vessel Heather Anne crew when their vessel began taking on water in the...