Coast Guard, partners search for missing pilot near Perry Island, Alaska

Coast Guard, partners search for missing pilot near Perry Island, Alaska
ANCHORAGE, Alaska — Coast Guard and Air Force assets are searching for a missing pilot near Perry Island in Prince William Sound Tuesday. The 11th Air Force Rescue Coordination Center in Anchorage received a Mayday call from the male pilot of a Cessna 180 airplane Tuesday afternoon. The pilot reported he was having engine trouble and stated he may have to set the plane down. RCC Anchorage contacted...

Coast Guard suspends search for man near Cordova, Alaska

Coast Guard suspends search for man near Cordova, Alaska
ANCHORAGE, Alaska — The Coast Guard has suspended their search for a missing 33-year-old man in Deep Bay near Cordova, Alaska. Alaska State Wildlife Troopers and personnel from the Coast Guard Cutter Sycamore and Coast Guard Air Station Kodiak searched 17 square miles for total of 21 man-hours throughout Saturday night and Sunday. Watchstanders at the Coast Guard Sector Anchorage command center...

Coast Guard, Alaska State Wildlife Troopers search for man near Cordova, Alaska

Coast Guard, Alaska State Wildlife Troopers search for man near Cordova, Alaska
ANCHORAGE, Alaska — Coast Guard personnel and Alaska State Troopers are searching for a 33-year-old man in Deep Bay near Cordova, Sunday. The crew of the Alaska State Wildlife Trooper vessel Churchill and a smallboat crew from the Coast Guard Cutter Sycamore are on scene. Watchstanders at the Coast Guard Sector Anchorage command center received a call via VHF-FM channel 16 Saturday night from a...

Coast Guard Cutter Sycamore damaged in barge allision in Cordova, Alaska

Coast Guard Cutter Sycamore damaged in barge allision in Cordova, Alaska
JUNEAU, Alaska — The Coast Guard is investigating an allision that occurred between an Alaska Marine Lines barge and the Coast Guard Cutter Sycamore in Cordova, Sunday. The Sycamore, a 225-foot seagoing buoy tender, was at its moorings when the allision occurred and suffered damage to its bow. There have been no reports of injuries or pollution at this time. The Sycamore, homeported in...

Cutter Sycamore crew aids in snow removal in Cordova

CORDOVA, Alaska — The crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Sycamore, homeported in Cordova, participated in snow removal operations by sending out 22 crewmembers to assist the community Sunday through Tuesday. Crewmembers got involved with clearing the harbor, volunteering throughout the town and repairing community snow-removal equipment for the city that has been running nearly non-stop for three weeks. “Over...

Coast Guard Cutter Sycamore holds change of command

CORDOVA, Alaska – Lt. Cmdr. Michael R. Sarnowski relieved Cmdr. James P. Houck as commanding officer of the Coast Guard Cutter Sycamore in a formal ceremony presided over by Rear Adm. Thomas P. Ostebo, commander Coast Guard District 17, Friday in Cordova. Houck commanded the Sycamore since June 2008. His next assignment is as the Seventeenth Coast Guard District waterways management division chief...

Kodiak-based Coast Guard units deploy assets, personnel to Prince William Sound

USCG file photoKODIAK, Alaska – Aircrews from Coast Guard Air Station Kodiak shifted assets to Cordova Monday in response to the upcoming spring and summer fishing seasons in Prince William Sound and the Gulf of Alaska. Coast Guard aviators moved one MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter from Kodiak to the forward operating base in Cordova to reduce the search and rescue response time to incidents in the Prince...

Sycamore crew returns home after busy 120-day Patrol

KODIAK, Alaska – The crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Sycamore is returning home to Cordova on Tuesday following 120 days underway supporting response efforts for the Deepwater Horizon /BP oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico. Sycamore also patrolled the Mid-Pacific in search of drug traffickers as they transited to and from the Gulf of Mexico.