Coast Guard announces 17th District Reserve Enlisted Person of the Year 2020

Coast Guard announces 17th District Reserve Enlisted Person of the Year 2020
Petty Officer 1st Class Ashleigh Seibert, a yeoman at Coast Guard Sector Anchorage, was named the 2020 17th District Reserve Enlisted Person of the Year (REPOY) and was recognized at the Armed Services YMCA Annual Salute to the Military in Anchorage, Alaska, Feb. 13, 2020. Coast Guard courtesy photo. ANCHORAGE, Alaska — Petty Officer 1st Class Ashleigh Seibert, a yeoman at Sector Anchorage, was...

Coast Guard responds to hydraulic oil spill in Womens Bay, Alaska

Coast Guard responds to hydraulic oil spill in Womens Bay, Alaska
Coast Guard Cutter Spar file photo by Chief Warrant Officer Marcus Trapp. KODIAK, Alaska — The Coast Guard is responding to a report of a discharge of hydraulic oil from Coast Guard Cutter Spar Saturday in Womens Bay, Kodiak, Alaska. Coast Guard Sector Anchorage Incident Management Division and Marine Safety Detachment (MSD) Kodiak personnel are monitoring the cleanup which has been contracted to...

Coast Guard works to make catch less deadly in 2021

Coast Guard works to make catch less deadly in 2021
Commercial fishing vessel examiners from the 17th Coast Guard District prepare to conduct a safety compliance check aboard a crab fishing boat in King Cove Alaska. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Russ Hazlett By Petty Officer 1st Class Nate Littlejohn ANCHORAGE, Alaska — Within the commercial crab fishing fleet of Alaska’s Bering Sea and Aleutian Islands (BSAI) sail some of the most widely admired and...

Coast Guard responds to diesel spill in Selawik, Alaska

Coast Guard responds to diesel spill in Selawik, Alaska
Show is a collection of oil waste bags from the Selawik water treatment plant oil spill, in Selawik, Alaska, Dec. 1, 2020. U.S. Coast Guard courtesy photo. KODIAK, Alaska — The Coast Guard is responding to a report of a diesel discharge in Selawik, Alaska, Wednesday. After a diesel discharge occurred at the Selawik water treatment plant on Nov. 25, 2020, the Oil Spill Liability Trust Fund was opened...

Coast Guard rescues 2 people in Sitkinak Lagoon, Alaska

Coast Guard rescues 2 people in Sitkinak Lagoon, Alaska
The Coast Guard rescued two men from Sitkinak Lagoon, Alaska, approximately 85 nautical miles Southwest of Kodiak, after their skiff capsized, October 4, 2020. KODIAK – The Coast Guard rescued two men from Sitkinak Lagoon, Alaska, approximately 85 nautical miles Southwest of Kodiak, after their skiff capsized, Sunday. A Coast Guard Air Station Kodiak MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter crew hoisted both men,...

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 throughout...

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...