Coast Guard member dies following accident in Homer, Alaska

Coast Guard member dies following accident in Homer, Alaska
Coast Guard Cutter Hickory file photo JUNEAU, Alaska – A Coast Guard member assigned to the Coast Guard Cutter Hickory died following an accident at the Coast Guard buoy yard in Homer, Alaska, Thursday. Deceased is 35-year-old Chief Warrant Officer Michael Kozloski, from Mahopac, New York. Kozloski was injured while working in the buoy yard when a crane accident occurred. Local emergency medical...

Coast Guard to celebrate annual Buoy Tender Roundup in Juneau, Alaska

Coast Guard to celebrate annual Buoy Tender Roundup in Juneau, Alaska
Coast Guard Buoy Tender Roundup file photo JUNEAU, Alaska — The Coast Guard 17th District is scheduled to host its annual Buoy Tender Roundup in Juneau, Alaska, Aug. 14-18. This year’s roundup will include eight U.S. Coast Guard and Canadian buoy tenders, stationed throughout Alaska and the Pacific Northwest for five days of training and maintenance. Participating are the U.S. Coast Guard Cutters...

Coast Guard kicks off Arctic Shield 2017 operations in Arctic

Coast Guard kicks off Arctic Shield 2017 operations in Arctic
Coast Guard Cutter Alex Haley file photo JUNEAU, Alaska — The Coast Guard kicked off Arctic Shield 2017 operations throughout Arctic waters Saturday with the opening of a forward operating location in Kotzebue. As part of operation Arctic Shield 2017, the Coast Guard will deploy cutters, aircraft and personnel to engage in operations encompassing a variety of Coast Guard missions from Dutch Harbor...

Tugs towing Coast Guard Cutter SPAR, disabled fishing vessel back to Kodiak, Alaska

Tugs towing Coast Guard Cutter SPAR, disabled fishing vessel back to Kodiak, Alaska
JUNEAU, Alaska — The commercial tug Anna-T took the Coast Guard Cutter SPAR into tow 230 miles southeast of Kodiak Saturday afternoon and is in transit to Kodiak. The Coast Guard Cutter Hickory, a 225-foot seagoing buoytender home ported in Homer, arrived on scene and will escort the Anna-T and SPAR during the transit to Kodiak. The commercial tug Chahunta is scheduled to take the fishing vessel...

Coast Guard rescues 4 from disabled fishing vessel 230 miles offshore Kodiak, Alaska

Coast Guard rescues 4 from disabled fishing vessel 230 miles offshore Kodiak, Alaska
The fishing vessel Lady Gudny drifts unmanned in heavy seas after becoming dead in the water due to fuel problems 230 miles east-southeast of Kodiak, Alaska, Jan. 6, 2017. U.S. Coast Guard photo. JUNEAU, Alaska — The Coast Guard rescued four people from the disabled fishing vessel Lady Gudny in heavy seas 230 miles east-southeast of Kodiak, Friday. A Coast Guard Air Station Kodiak MH-60T Jayhawk...

Coast Guard to host annual Buoy Tender Roundup in Juneau, Alaska

Coast Guard to host annual Buoy Tender Roundup in Juneau, Alaska
JUNEAU, Alaska — The Coast Guard 17th District is scheduled to host its annual Buoy Tender Roundup in Juneau, Alaska, Aug. 15-19. This year’s roundup will include seven U.S. Coast Guard and Canadian buoy tenders, stationed throughout Alaska and the Pacific Northwest for five days of training and maintenance.  Participating are the U.S. Coast Guard Cutters Maple, Hickory, Fir, Sycamore, Elderberry,...

Coast Guard to host annual Buoy Tender Roundup in Juneau, Alaska

Coast Guard to host annual Buoy Tender Roundup in Juneau, Alaska
JUNEAU, Alaska — The Coast Guard 17th District is scheduled to host its week-long annual District Buoy Tender Roundup in Juneau, Alaska, Aug. 3 – 7. This year’s roundup will include seven U.S. Coast Guard buoy tenders, stationed throughout Alaska and the Pacific Northwest, as well as a Canadian coast guard ship, for five days of training and maintenance.  Participating are the U.S....

Coast Guard Cutter Hickory to host Haunted Hickory food drive in Homer, Alaska,

Coast Guard Cutter Hickory to host Haunted Hickory food drive in Homer, Alaska,
HOMER, Alaska — The crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Hickory will hosting their annual Haunted Hickory food drive Thursday, Oct. 30. Attendees are encouraged to bring two nonperishable food items per person. These food items are donated to a local charity to help meet the upcoming holiday demands. The ship will be open at two separate times for different age ranges and guests with different fright...

Coast Guard Cutter Hickory Ready for Operations

Coast Guard Cutter Hickory Ready for Operations
HOMER, Alaska — The Coast Guard Cutter Hickory crew completed a ready for operations inspection Thursday in Homer, and is back in service following an extended maintenance period. Coast Guard personnel conduct periodic inspections on their cutters, particularly after extended time at the pier. Following the Hickory’s three-month maintenance period in Long Beach, Calif., an inspection was required...