Coast Guard to conduct maintenance on VHF radio system

Coast Guard to conduct maintenance on VHF radio system
JUNEAU, Alaska – The 17th Coast Guard District is scheduled to conduct maintenance on its VHF radio system Thursday from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. During this time the Coast Guard anticipates that there may be intermittent service outages throughout the state as the work is completed. Due to technical difficulties, today’s scheduled maintenance was postponed. The Coast Guard encourages all mariners...

Coast Guard assists vessel taking on water near Port Fidalgo, Alaska

Coast Guard assists vessel taking on water near Port Fidalgo, Alaska
Coast Guard Station Valdez 29-foot Response Boat-Small II file photo. JUNEAU, Alaska – Coast Guard Station Valdez assisted a vessel taking on water Friday near Port Fidalgo, approximately 50 nautical miles south from Valdez, Alaska. A Station Valdez 29-foot Response Boast-Small crew arrived on scene and determined the vessel had a weak seem affecting the forward bilge. Members from Station Valdez...

Coast Guard Air Station Kodiak crew medevacs injured fisherman

Coast Guard Air Station Kodiak crew medevacs injured fisherman
Coast Guard Lt. Dan Beshoar, an Air Station Kodiak MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter pilot, awaits the arrival of an injured fisherman via small boat from the fishing vessel Rubicon, near the Kupreonof Strait, Kodiak Island, Alaska, July 20, 2020. U.S. Coast Guard courtesy photo. KODIAK, Alaska – A Coast Guard Air Station Kodiak MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter aircrew medevaced an injured fisherman north of...

Coast Guard Sector Anchorage holds change of command ceremony

Coast Guard Sector Anchorage holds change of command ceremony
Capt. Sean MacKenzie shakes hands with Capt. Gregory Fuller, Chief of Staff Coast Guard Seventeenth District, after receiving an award during a change of command ceremony at Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, July 15, 2020. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Melissa E. F. McKenzie. ANCHORAGE, Alaska – Capt. Leanne Lusk relieved Capt. Sean MacKenzie as commanding officer of Coast...

Coast Guard responds to number of safety, drug-related violations throughout Alaska

Coast Guard responds to number of safety, drug-related violations throughout Alaska
Petty Officer 1st Class Nicolas Santos, with the Coast Guard Cutter John McCormick, operates the cutter’s small boat alongside the fishing vessel Tenisha Rose in Sitka Sound, Alaska, during a commercial fishing vessel safety inspection March 19, 2019. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Ens. Lindsay Wheeler. ANCHORAGE, Alaska — Coast Guard investigators and inspectors have identified a concerning trend in...

Coast Guard inspectors back from Bristol Bay in support of salmon season

Coast Guard inspectors back from Bristol Bay in support of salmon season
Coast Guard Petty Officer 2nd Class Para Upchurch inspects a survival suit as part of a commercial fishing vessel safety exam for the Miss Avena in Levelock, Alaska, June 16, 2020. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 1st Class Nate Littlejohn ANCHORAGE, Alaska – Coast Guard inspectors returned to Anchorage Friday after a two-week deployment to Bristol Bay, conducting missions in support of the...

Coast Guard assists vessel aground, taking on water in Sukhoi Bay, Alaska

Coast Guard assists vessel aground, taking on water in Sukhoi Bay, Alaska
The Coast Guard delivered dewatering equipment to 52-foot fishing vessel Stormie B after it ran aground and began taking on water in Sukhoi Bay, Alaska, June 18, 2020. An MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter crew from Air Station Kodiak arrived on scene at 3:11 p.m. and lowered dewatering equipment and a rescue swimmer. Stormie B crewmembers utilized the dewatering equipment to control flooding. U.S. Coast Guard...

Coast Guard to conduct dockside fishing vessel exams for Bristol Bay

Coast Guard to conduct dockside fishing vessel exams for Bristol Bay
ANCHORAGE, Alaska — The Coast Guard will offer courtesy dockside examinations of commercial fishing vessels in Bristol Bay in anticipation of the 2020 Bristol Bay salmon fishery season. The Coast Guard anticipates sending examiners to the following locations for public outreach and to encourage dockside exam participation: King Salmon: June 8-22 Dillingham: June 15-26 Egegik: June 15-19 Examiners...

Coast Guard to conduct essential missions in Arctic and Western Alaska

Coast Guard to conduct essential missions in Arctic and Western Alaska
Petty Officer 3rd Class Holly Hugunin, an inspector with Coast Guard Sector Anchorage, works with Kenny Morgan, a Morgan Fuels facility manager in Kalskag, Alaska, May 16, 2019. Hugunin’s inspection was part of Sector Anchorage’s 2019 Marine Safety Task force initiative. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Lt. Cmdr. David Evans ANCHORAGE, Alaska — The Coast Guard is scheduled to conduct essential missions...