Ketchikan, Alaska, designated as “A Coast Guard City”

Ketchikan, Alaska, designated as “A Coast Guard City”
Cmdr. Jack W. Jackson, commanding officer of Coast Guard Base Ketchikan, Bob Siversten, City of Ketchikan council member, Dave Landis, mayor of the Ketchikan Gateway Borough and Rear Adm. Dan Abel, Coast Guard 17th District commander, display the proclamation declaring Ketchikan, Alaska, “A Coast Guard City” during a ceremony in Ketchikan, Jan. 30, 2016. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty...

Coast Guard responds to vessel sinking near Wrangell, Alaska

Coast Guard responds to vessel sinking near Wrangell, Alaska
JUNEAU, Alaska — Coast Guard Marine Safety Detachment Ketchikan personnel are working with responders to assess and mitigate pollution from the 60-foot Silver Bay II that reportedly sank at its moorings at the Wrangell Silver Bay logging sawmill along Zimovia Strait Tuesday. Containment boom has been mobilized around the site of the sinking and the owner of the vessel has hired divers to conduct...

Southeast Alaska Coast Guardsmen end week assisting 3, investigating grounded vessel

KODIAK, Alaska – Coast Guardsmen in Southeast Alaska assist three indivduals near Juneau and are responding to a grounded vessel near Ketchikan Friday. A Coast Guard Air Station Sitka MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter crew medevaced a 71-year-old woman from the cruise ship Zaandam near Glacier Bay. The 17th Coast Guard District command center watchstanders received a call from the captain of the cruise...

Coast Guard Investigating Death of Commercial Diver

JUNEAU, Alaska – Coast Guard investigators from Marine Safety Detachment Ketchikan are working with the Annette Island Department of Fish and Game and the Metlakatla Police Department in the investigation of a commercial diving death that occurred on the 68-foot fishing tender Island Dancer near Annette Island Wednesday. Metlakatla Police Department reported the incident to the Coast Guard at...