Coast Guard responding to sunken fishing vessel near Sitka, Alaska

Coast Guard responding to sunken fishing vessel near Sitka, Alaska
JUNEAU, Alaska — The Coast Guard is responding to the sinking of a fishing vessel in Kelp Bay near Sitka Friday. Personnel from Coast Guard Sector Juneau, the Coast Guard Cutter Maple and Coast Guard Air Station Sitka examined the scene of the sunken 49-foot fishing vessel Sierra Allene and are working with the vessel’s owner to mitigate the situation. Watchstanders from the Sector Juneau command...

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, federal, state agencies locate,rescue overdue boater on Hogan Island, Alaska

Coast Guard, federal, state agencies locate,rescue overdue boater on Hogan Island, Alaska
KODIAK, Alaska — The Coast Guard and Forest Service located and rescued the missing boater reported overdue on Hogan Island, Friday evening. A Coast Guard Air Station Sitka MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter crew safely hoisted the man for transport to a hospital in Sitka at approximately 7 p.m. A Forest Service float plane crew spotted the missing boater’s skiff and relayed the location to the Jayhawk...

Coast Guard continues search for missing mariner near Yakobi Island, Alaska

Coast Guard continues search for missing mariner near Yakobi Island, Alaska
KODIAK, Alaska — Coast Guard crews, Alaska Wildlife Troopers and several good Samaritans continue to search for a missing boater in the vicinity of Surge Bay near Yakobi Island, Friday. A Coast Guard Air Station Kodiak HC-130 Hercules airplane crew, Coast Guard Air Station Sitka MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter crew, and an Alaska Wildlife Trooper float plane crew were launched to assist in the search....

Coast Guard Cutter Maple to hold Assumption of Command ceremony in Sitka, Alaska

Coast Guard Cutter Maple to hold Assumption of Command ceremony in Sitka, Alaska
KODIAK, Alaska — Lt. Cmdr. Michael D. Newell will relieve Lt. Raymond J. Reichl as commanding officer of the Coast Guard Cutter Maple during a formal ceremony aboard the ship in Sitka, Thursday at 12:30 p.m. Reichl has commanded the 225-foot Maple since Oct. 1, 2013. Reichl will remain aboard the cutter as the executive officer. Newell is reporting to the Maple after being the executive officer...

Coast Guard to hold Haunted Maple event in Sitka, Alaska

Coast Guard to hold Haunted Maple event in Sitka, Alaska
JUNEAU, Alaska — The crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Maple is scheduled to host a haunted cutter community event at the Coast Guard pier in Sitka Wednesday. The annual Halloween event, which is geared toward visitors age 13 and older, will run from 7 p.m. until 11 p.m. Suggested admission for the event is one canned or dry goods item per person. All proceeds will be donated to charity organizations...

Coast Guard, NOAA return weather buoy to service in Southeast Alaska

Coast Guard, NOAA return weather buoy to service in Southeast Alaska
SITKA, Alaska — Coast Guard and National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration personnel repaired NOAA weather data buoy 46084 and returned it to service in Southeast Alaska Tuesday. The crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Maple coordinated with NOAA’s National Data Buoy Center to complete repairs on the buoy, ensure it was functioning correctly and redeploy it 29 miles southwest of Cape Edgecumbe. “The...

Coast Guard helps deploy seismic sensors in Southeast Alaska

Coast Guard helps deploy seismic sensors in Southeast Alaska
JUNEAU, Alaska—The crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Maple worked with scientists from the U.S. Geological Survey to deploy 12 seismic sensors along the Queen Charlotte-Fairweather Fault, northwest of Craig, Alaska, Friday and Saturday. The team placed the ocean-bottom seismometers along a 28-mile section of the Queen Charlotte-Fairweather Fault to improve understanding of recent earthquake activity...

New commanding officer to take helm of Coast Guard Cutter Maple

New commanding officer to take helm of Coast Guard Cutter Maple
KODIAK, Alaska — Lt. Cmdr. Fred Seaton will relieve Lt. Cmdr. Daniel Gray as commanding officer during a formal change of ceremony aboard the Coast Guard Cutter Maple in Sitka Thursday at 5 p.m. Gray has commanded the cutter Maple since June 2009. Gray’s next assignment will be at the Joint Forces Staff College in Norfolk, Va. Seaton is arriving from the Seattle-based Coast Guard Cutters Polar...