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...

Coast Guard Cutter Hickory returns to Homer, Alaska

Coast Guard Cutter Hickory returns to Homer, Alaska
HOMER, Alaska — The crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Hickory returned home Wednesday after completing a 10-week dockside maintenance period in Long Beach, Calif. During the dockside contractors performed 26 maintenance projects, including replacing the exterior deck non-skid, renewing the generator mounts, cleaning the engine plant exhaust systems, and refurbishing the cutter’ crane, extension...

Coast Guard crews battling fierce storm while assisting Kulluk near Kodiak, Alaska

Coast Guard crews battling fierce storm while assisting Kulluk near Kodiak, Alaska
JUNEAU, Alaska — Coast Guard crews continue to battle 20-30 foot seas and 30-40 knot winds while providing assistance to the crews of the Kulluk and its three support vessels, Guardsman, Aiviq and Nanuq near Kodiak, Alaska Saturday. Coast Guard crews in conjunction with Royal Dutch Shell are working together to ensure safety of life at sea for all involved and prevent the disabled vessels from running...

Coast Guard to hold Haunted Hickory event in Homer, Alaska

Coast Guard to hold Haunted Hickory event in Homer, Alaska
ANCHORAGE, Alaska – The crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Hickory is holding their annual Haunted Hickory community event at the Coast Guard pier on the Homer Spit Oct. 30. The annual Halloween event will be open from 5-6 pm. for young children and from 7-10 p.m. for older children, teenagers and adults. All attendees are encouraged to bring two nonperishable food items to the event. These food items...

Coast Guard suspends search for fisherman near Sitkinak Island, Alaska

Coast Guard suspends search for fisherman near Sitkinak Island, Alaska
ANCHORAGE, Alaska — The Coast Guard suspended its search for a missing fisherman 30 miles northwest of Sitkinak Island at 9:37 p.m. Thursday. The Coast Guard’s search effort included two Coast Guard Air Station Kodiak MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter crews, a HC-130 Hercules airplane crew and the crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Hickory. The Coast Guard crews searched an area approximately 550 square miles. “Suspending...

Coast Guard searches for missing fisherman near Sitkinak Island, Alaska

Coast Guard searches for missing fisherman near Sitkinak Island, Alaska
ANCHORAGE, Alaska – Coast Guard response crews are searching for a reported man overboard from a fishing vessel approximately 30 miles northwest of Sitkinak Island Thursday. The crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Hickory, along with an MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter crew, and a HC-130 Hercules airplane crew from Coast Guard Air Station Kodiak, are currently searching the last known position of the missing...

Coast Guard conducts oil cleanup exercise in Dutch Harbor

ANCHORAGE, Alaska – The crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Hickory crew demonstrated the cutter’s Spilled Oil Recovery System in Dutch Harbor to showcase its pollution response capabilities for the Coast Guard’s Aleutian maritime partners Tuesday. The demonstration coincided with the Hickory’s annual oil spill response training and tested the crew’s proficiency at operating the...