Coast Guard hoists 3 people stranded on beach near Cape Resurrection, Alaska

Coast Guard hoists 3 people stranded on beach near Cape Resurrection, Alaska
Coast Guard MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter file photo by PA1 Kurt Fredrickson JUNEAU, Alaska — A Coast Guard aircrew hoisted three people stranded on a beach near Cape Resurrection, Friday. The Coast Guard Air Station Kodiak MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter crew, forward deployed to Cordova, transported all three people to waiting emergency medical service personnel at the Seward Airport. Coast Guard Sector Anchorage...

Coast Guard suspends search for person missing after Whittier fire

Coast Guard suspends search for person missing after Whittier fire
A fire burns at Delong Dock after an explosion on fixed barge in Whittier, Alaska, July 8, 2019. Photo courtesy of Coast Guard Sector Anchorage. JUNEAU, Alaska — The Coast Guard has suspended the search for a 49-year-old Cordova man who went missing after an explosion at the Delong Dock in Whittier, Alaska, Monday. “The Coast Guard committed all available resources in conducting this search effort,”...

Coast Guard searching for 1 person missing after explosion, fire in Whittier, Alaska

Coast Guard searching for 1 person missing after explosion, fire in Whittier, Alaska
A fire burns at Delong Dock after an explosion on fixed barge in Whittier, Alaska, July 8, 2019. Photo courtesy of Coast Guard Sector Anchorage. JUNEAU, Alaska — Coast Guard crews are searching for one person missing after an explosion and subsequent fire at Delong Dock in Whittier, Alaska, Monday. An MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter crew from Coast Guard Air Station Kodiak, forward deployed to Cordova,...

Coast Guard responds to two vessels in distress, tows both to Valdez, Alaska

Coast Guard responds to two vessels in distress, tows both to Valdez, Alaska
A Coast Guard boat crew from Station Valdez assists mariners with a 28-foot pleasure craft taking on water after they struck a rock.  U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Eugenia Bakunova. JUNEAU, Alaska — Coast Guard boat crews responded to two vessels in distress after one operator had been disabled for over a day and the other operator’s vessel was taking on water, Friday. Two...

Coast Guard, local partners conduct Operation Dry Water throughout Alaska

Coast Guard, local partners conduct Operation Dry Water throughout Alaska
Lt.j.g. Scott Peters (right), boarding officer with Coast Guard Sector Anchorage, and Tom Akelkok, law enforcement officer with Alaska Wildlife Troopers, head out for a patrol on Big Lake, Alaska, July 4, 2019.  U.S. Coast Guard photo by PA1 Nate Littlejohn ANCHORAGE, Alaska — The Coast Guard, Alaska Wildlife Troopers and Alaska State Troopers, along with other federal, state and local law enforcement...

Coast Guard searching for person in the water in Nushagak Bay, Alaska

Coast Guard searching for person in the water in Nushagak Bay, Alaska
Coast Guard MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter and C-130 Hercules aircraft file photo ANCHORAGE, Alaska — The Coast Guard is searching for a person in the water in Nushagak Bay, Monday. An MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter crew and C-130 Hercules aircraft crew from Coast Guard Air Station Kodiak are searching for a male crew member from the commercial fishing vessel Pail Rider who went overboard at approximately 3...

Coast Guard in Alaska urges public to immediately report vessels adrift

Coast Guard in Alaska urges public to immediately report vessels adrift
ANCHORAGE, Alaska — The Coast Guard urges the boating public of Alaska to immediately call the Coast Guard in the event that a vessel is missing, floats away, or is suspected to be adrift. The Coast Guard has observed that during the summer months an increased number of boats, especially canoes, dinghies and kayaks, are swept away by incoming tides. There are areas in Alaska that can experience 30-foot...

Coast Guard, state and local authorities ramp up for Operation Dry Water in Alaska

Coast Guard, state and local authorities ramp up for Operation Dry Water in Alaska
ANCHORAGE, Alaska — The Coast Guard, in partnership with the National Association of State Boating Law Administrators, local, state and other federal law enforcement agencies are preparing for Operation Dry Water, July 5-7, 2019. Operation Dry Water is a national campaign focused on reducing the number of alcohol and drug related accidents and fatalities and fostering a stronger, more visible deterrent...

Coast Guard responds to barge aground in Naknek, Alaska

Coast Guard responds to barge aground in Naknek, Alaska
The Coast Guard responds to a fuel barge that settled in the mud and began to show signs of structural stress while offloading petroleum product on the Naknek River in Naknek, June 18, 2019. U.S. Coast Guard photo ANCHORAGE, Alaska — The Coast Guard is responding to a fuel barge that settled in the mud and began to show signs of structural stress while offloading petroleum product on the Naknek River...