Coast Guard oversees cleanup operations for sunken fishing vessel in Seward, Alaska

Coast Guard oversees cleanup operations for sunken fishing vessel in Seward, Alaska
JUNEAU, Alaska – The Coast Guard has assumed responsibility of cleanup efforts for fuel released by the fishing vessel Nordic Viking that sank in Seward Harbor, Sunday. The Coast Guard opened the Oil Spill Liability Trust Fund and Alaska Chadux has been contracted as the Oil Spill Removal Organization. The Nordic Viking’s hull tanks can hold 2,500 gallons of fuel but the responsible party estimated...

Coast Guard preventive efforts help flow of maritime commerce in Alaska

Coast Guard preventive efforts help flow of maritime commerce in Alaska
Chief Warrant Officer Richard Greidanus, a marine inspector at Coast Guard Sector Anchorage, Alaska, inspects the barge Cordova Provider in Whittier, Alaska, Nov. 20, 2018.  Coast Guard photo by PA1 Nate Littlejohn By PA1 Nate Littlejohn It’s that time of year when hordes of holiday shoppers head online to buy gifts. Alaskans accept as common knowledge that offers for free shipping typically...

Coast Guard ready to respond after Anchorage earthquake

Coast Guard ready to respond after Anchorage earthquake
ANCHORAGE, Alaska — Coast Guard Alaska units and personnel remain ready to respond after an earthquake Friday in Anchorage. Personnel from the Port of Alaska in Anchorage are currently assessing the facility for potential damage, and the Coast Guard is working with all its port partners to understand the extent of possible damage throughout the region. The Port of Anchorage remains open to inbound...

Coast Guard medevacs hiker after bear attack near Kodiak, Alaska

Coast Guard medevacs hiker after bear attack near Kodiak, Alaska
Air Station Kodiak MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter file photo ANCHORAGE, Alaska — The Coast Guard medevaced a hiker Friday after he was mauled by a bear on Afognak Island, just north of Kodiak Island. A MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter crew from Coast Guard Air Station Kodiak hoisted the 31-year-old man who sustained multiple lacerations to his leg and brought him to Air Station Kodiak where he was placed in the...

Coast Guard, Alaska State Troopers rescue man from grounded vessel

Coast Guard, Alaska State Troopers rescue man from grounded vessel
Coast Guard Air Station Kodiak HC-130 file photo KODIAK, Alaska – The Coast Guard and Alaska State Troopers coordinated efforts to locate and rescue a boater from a disabled and aground 40-foot fishing vessel 127 miles east-southeast of Cordova, Alaska, Wednesday. A Coast Guard Air Station Kodiak HC-130 Hercules aircrew located the operator of the fishing vessel Gambler while conducting a training...

Coast Guard rescues 3 from aground vessel in Puget Bay, Alaska

Coast Guard rescues 3 from aground vessel in Puget Bay, Alaska
A Coast Guard MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter crew from Air Station Kodiak takes a moment for a photo with three men they rescued from a grounded boat in Puget Bay, Alaska, Sept. 29, 2018. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Lt. Lizzy Klynman. ANCHORAGE, Alaska — The Coast Guard assisted three men after their engine failed and boat ran aground Saturday in Puget Bay, Alaska. An MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter crew from...

Coast Guard tows disabled vessel in Anderson Bay, near Valdez, Alaska

Coast Guard tows disabled vessel in Anderson Bay, near Valdez, Alaska
Coast Guard Station Valdez 45-foot Response Boat-Medium file photo KODIAK, Alaska – A Coast Guard Station Valdez 45-foot Response Boat-Medium crew towed a disabled and adrift vessel with three people aboard in Anderson Bay, approximately 8 miles from Valdez, Alaska, Sunday. All three people aboard the vessel were safely towed back to Valdez in good condition. Coast Guard Sector Anchorage command...

Coast Guard medevacs woman from cruise ship near Cordova, Alaska

Coast Guard medevacs woman from cruise ship near Cordova, Alaska
Coast Guard MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter file photo by PA1 Kurt Fredrickson ANCHORAGE, Alaska — The Coast Guard medevaced a woman with a head injury from a cruise ship southeast of Cordova, Thursday. An MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter crew from Coast Guard Air Station Kodiak hoisted the 68-year-old woman at approximately 10 p.m. and transferred her to an awaiting LifeMed aircraft crew in Cordova. Coast Guard...

Coast Guard Station Valdez rescues 2 men near Busby Island, Prince William Sound, Alaska

Coast Guard Station Valdez rescues 2 men near Busby Island, Prince William Sound, Alaska
Coast Guard Station Valdez 45-Foot Response Boat-Medium File Photo KODIAK, Alaska – A Coast Guard Station Valdez Response Boat-Medium boat crew rescued two men from the 21-foot pleasure cruiser Gaillea after it ran aground approximately six miles off Busby Island, in Prince William Sound, Alaska, Saturday morning. A Station Valdez RB-M boat crew and several good Samaritan vessels coordinated efforts...