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...

Coast Guard wraps up 2019 statewide inspection initiative in Alaska

Coast Guard wraps up 2019 statewide inspection initiative in Alaska
Petty Officer 3rd Class Shawn Keeman (right), an inspector on temporary duty for Coast Guard Sector Anchorage, prepares to inspect a fuel storage facility in Oscarville, Alaska, July 9, 2019. Keeman’s inspection was part of Sector Anchorage’s 2019 Marine Safety Task force initiative. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Alyssa Zappe By Petty Officer 1st Class Nate Littlejohn The area...

Coast Guard responds to oil sheen in Kitoi Bay, Alaska

Coast Guard responds to oil sheen in Kitoi Bay, Alaska
ANCHORAGE, Alaska — The Coast Guard is responding to a report of an oil sheen in Kitoi Bay, Alaska. Coast Guard Sector Anchorage Incident Management Division and Coast Guard Marine Safety Detachment Kodiak issued a Notice of Federal Interest to Kitoi Bay Hatchery, today, after receiving notification of an oil spill in Kitoi Bay on Afognak Island. The Oil Spill Liability Trust Fund was opened in the...

Coast Guard medevacs man near Sitkinak Island, Alaska

Coast Guard medevacs man near Sitkinak Island, Alaska
Coast Guard MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter file photo by PA1 Kurt Fredrickson ANCHORAGE, Alaska — The Coast Guard medevaced a man from a fishing boat near Sitkinak Island, Wednesday. An MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter crew from Coast Guard Air Station Kodiak hoisted the man who had sustained an arm injury, and transported him to awaiting EMS in Kodiak. Watchstanders in the Coast Guard Sector Anchorage command...

Coast Guard aircrew rescues hunter after vessel sinks in Three Saints Bay, Alaska

Coast Guard aircrew rescues hunter after vessel sinks in Three Saints Bay, Alaska
An MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter crew from Coast Guard Air Station Kodiak recover a life raft during a law enforcement patrol near Three Saints Bay, Alaska, Sept. 18, 2019. U.S. Coast Guard photo courtesy of Air Station Kodiak. KODIAK, Alaska — A Coast Guard aircrew rescued a hunter after his vessel sunk in Three Saints Bay, Tuesday. An MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter crew from Coast Guard Air Station Kodiak...