Coast Guard responds to pollution threat from derelict barge on Kodiak Island

Coast Guard responds to pollution threat from derelict barge on Kodiak Island
A Coast Guard pollution investigator from Marine Safety Detachment Kodiak inspects a grounded, derelict barge on the southeast shoreline of Womens Bay on Kodiak Island, Alaska, April 26, 2019.  U.S. Coast Guard photo by MSD Kodiak KODIAK, Alaska — The Coast Guard is working with contractors Saturday to mitigate the potential pollution threat posed by a derelict barge on the shoreline of Womens Bay...

Coast Guard, ADEC establish Unified Command in response to oil spill in Shuyak Strait, Alaska

Coast Guard, ADEC establish Unified Command in response to oil spill in Shuyak Strait, Alaska
A Coast Guard Air Station Kodiak MH-60 helicopter crew and Marine Safety Detachment Kodiak pollution responders conduct an overflight in response to an oil spill in Shuyak Strait, 49 miles north of Kodiak, Alaska, Feb. 27, 2018.U.S. Coast Guard photo. KODIAK, Alaska – Coast Guard and Alaska Department of Environmental Conservation have established a Unified Command in response to an oil spill 49...

Coast Guard Cutter SPAR terminates fishing vessel voyage near Kodiak, Alaska

Coast Guard Cutter SPAR terminates fishing vessel voyage near Kodiak, Alaska
KODIAK, Alaska — A boarding team from the Coast Guard Cutter SPAR terminated the voyage of the fishing vessel Arctic Storm after discovering numerous safety violations aboard the vessel Thursday. The crew of the SPAR escorted the Arctic Storm back to Kodiak after boarding team members conducted the at-sea boarding and discovered six safety violations with the most significant being the 2006 expiration...

Coast Guard MSD Kodiak responds to sunken vessel

Coast Guard MSD Kodiak responds to sunken vessel
JUNEAU, Alaska — Coast Guard Marine Safety Detachment Kodiak personnel are working with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service in response to the sinking of the FWS research vessel Arluk in St. Herman’s Harbor, Kodiak, Friday. Lazy Bay LLC personnel, under contract by the FWS, plugged openings in the sunken vessel and are working to refloat it. The Kodiak Harbormaster discovered the sunken vessel...

Coast Guard Cutter SPAR delivers holiday cheer to Old Harbor, Alaska

Coast Guard Cutter SPAR delivers holiday cheer to Old Harbor, Alaska
Kodiak – Crewmembers from the Coast Guard Cutter SPAR, along with members of Coast Guard Marine Safety Detachment Kodiak joined Santa and his elves to deliver holiday cheer to the children of Old Harbor and worked with SPAR to conduct vessel safety exams in the village. The Coast Guard Cutter SPAR delivers Santa and his elves to Old Harbor annually and prior to the SPAR the now decommissioned...

Coast Guard response to Army Vessel Monterey taking on water and fuel spill continues

Coast Guard response to Army Vessel Monterey taking on water and fuel spill continues
JUNEAU, Alaska — Coast Guard personnel are continuing to work with key stakeholders to clean and contain the area around the Army vessel Monterrey, which began taking on water Friday night and remains beached on Puffin Island. After a shoreline assessment by two Marine Safety Detachment Kodiak teams, two areas were identified for cleanup. Absorbent pads will be used to clean as much fuel from these...

Coast Guard responds to U.S. Army vessel taking on water, fuel spill

Coast Guard responds to U.S. Army vessel taking on water, fuel spill
KODIAK, Alaska – Coast Guard personnel responded to a mayday call from the crew of a United States Army vessel after they reportedly struck an object and began taking on water in Chiniak Bay at 10:16 p.m. on Friday. A Coast Guard Air Station Kodiak MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter crew launched at 10:44 p.m., with dewatering and rescue equipment, to assist the Army crew aboard the Monterrey, a landing craft...

Coast Guard forward deploys crews to St. Paul Island, Bering Sea

KODIAK, Alaska — Coast Guard crews in Kodiak and Unalaska are taking steps to safeguard the crab fleet and other fishing vessels engaged in ground fisheries throughout the winter months this week. With an increased number of vessels operating in the region, the Coast Guard will again forward deploy two MH-60 Jayhawk rescue helicopter crews Thursday from Air Station Kodiak to St. Paul to provide...

Coast Guard responds to snow-related sinkings in Kodiak

KODIAK, Alaska — Coast Guard Marine Safety Detachment Kodiak personnel responded to the sinking of three local vessels in Kodiak’s St. Paul Harbor Tuesday. “Vessels sinking due to snow overload at the pier impact not only the owners but have an adverse impact on our local environment,” said Cmdr. Adam Tyndale, chief of response at Coast Guard Sector Anchorage. “In this instance,...