Coast Guard locates overdue mariner in William Henry Bay, Alaska

Coast Guard locates overdue mariner in William Henry Bay, Alaska
JUNEAU, Alaska — The crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Liberty located an overdue mariner taking shelter in William Henry Bay, northwest of Juneau Wednesday evening. Tony “Scott” Pearce and his sailing vessel were found in good condition, well stocked with food, water and emergency supplies. Pearce plans to wait out foul weather conditions and continue his voyage to Juneau Thursday morning. Coast...

Coast Guard searching for overdue boater near Juneau, Alaska

Coast Guard searching for overdue boater near Juneau, Alaska
JUNEAU, Alaska — The Coast Guard is searching for 57 year-old man who was reported overdue while making a transit from Haines to Juneau Wednesday. The crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Liberty, homeported in Juneau, as well as a 45-foot response boat-medium crew from Coast Guard Station Juneau and a Coast Guard Air Station Sitka MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter crew are currently searching the vessel’s intended...

Coast Guard crews and good Samaritan assist vessel in distress near Fairweather Ground, Alaska

Coast Guard crews and good Samaritan assist vessel in distress near Fairweather Ground, Alaska
JUNEAU, Alaska — Coast Guard crews and a good Samaritan assisted the crew of a 70-foot fishing vessel taking on water approximately five miles west of Fairweather Ground Wednesday. A Coast Guard Air Station Sitka MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter and crew successfully delivered dewatering pumps to the four people aboard the fishing vessel Masonic. The crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Liberty is en route...

Coast Guard rescues five from sinking boat near Whitney Island, Alaska

USCG file photoKODIAK, Alaska – A Sitka-based Coast Guard MH-60 Jayhawk rescue helicopter crew rescued five people from the sinking 34-foot fishing vessel Sandy M near Whitney Island north of Petersburg Saturday morning. Coast Guard Sector Juneau command center watchstanders received a radio call from the Sandy M, homeported in Petersburg, reporting they were taking on water and were going to...

Coast Guard to begin community outreach for Annual Blanket, Coat and Toy Drive

JUNEAU, Alaska – The crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Liberty is scheduled to begin its annual Southeast Alaska Blanket, Coat and New Toy Drive Wednesday running through Dec. 3 in an effort to collect donated items that will be provided to villages throughout Southeast Alaska. The crew of the Liberty is working with several local businesses including Taku Fisheries who will donate bins the Coast Guard...