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 Cutter Maple begins historic voyage through Northwest Passage

Coast Guard Cutter Maple begins historic voyage through Northwest Passage
Coast Guard Cutter Maple file photo ANCHORAGE, Alaska — The crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Maple, a 225-foot seagoing buoy tender homeported in Sitka, Alaska, departed Wednesday on a historic voyage through the Northwest Passage. This summer marks the 60th anniversary of the three Coast Guard cutters and one Canadian ship that convoyed through the Northwest Passage. The crews of the U.S. Coast...

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 Cutter SPAR returns to Kodiak after 42-day Operation Arctic Shield 2016 patrol

Coast Guard Cutter SPAR returns to Kodiak after 42-day Operation Arctic Shield 2016 patrol
Coast Guard Cutter SPAR’s buoy deck team gathers and listens to a safety brief prior to servicing a NOAA weather buoy in the Gulf of Alaska, Sept. 21, 2016.  U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Jason Portier. KODIAK, Alaska — The Coast Guard Cutter SPAR crew returned to their homeport of Kodiak Sunday after a 42-day patrol throughout the Arctic region and Bering Sea in support...

Coast Guard Cutter SPAR returns to Kodiak, Alaska, after 123 days

Coast Guard Cutter SPAR returns to Kodiak, Alaska, after 123 days
KODIAK, Alaska — The crew of the Coast Guard Cutter SPAR returned to homeport in Kodiak on Sunday after nearly four months away. The SPAR crew’s patrol included stops in: Juneau, for the Coast Guard 17th District Buoy Tender Roundup; Seattle, for emergency dry dock repair to the hull; and Los Angeles for a scheduled maintenance period. In addition to travelling south for repairs, the SPAR’s...

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 responding to barge aground near Kodiak, Alaska

Coast Guard responding to barge aground near Kodiak, Alaska
ANCHORAGE, Alaska — The Coast Guard is responding to a barge, which grounded near Kodiak, Alaska, Saturday. The 382-foot barge DBL106 ran aground approximately two miles from Kodiak with a potential of 2.2 million gallons of fuel products aboard while being towed by the 124-foot motor vessel Bismarck Sea. The barge was successfully refloated, but Coast Guard officials have directed the vessel to...

Coast Guard completes Arctic Shield 2014

Coast Guard completes Arctic Shield 2014
JUNEAU, Alaska — The Coast Guard concluded Arctic Shield 2014 on Friday after a successful season that included deployments of personnel and assets to the Seward Peninsula, Bering Strait and the Northern Alaska Continental Shelf to conduct a broad range of Coast Guard statutory missions. Arctic Shield 2014 included deployments by Coast Guard cutters Stratton,Healy, SPAR, Alex Haley and MH-60 Jayhawk...