Coast Guard Marine Safety Task Force returns from Bristol Bay

Coast Guard Marine Safety Task Force returns from Bristol Bay
Coast Guard inspectors returned to Anchorage June 25, 2021, after a two-week deployment to Bristol Bay, conducting missions in support of the region’s commercial fishing season. U.S. Coast Guard courtesy photo. ANCHORAGE, Alaska — Coast Guard inspectors with the Marine Safety Task Force (MSTF) returned to Anchorage June 25 after a two-week deployment to Bristol Bay, conducting missions in support...

Coast Guard suspends search for missing helicopter pilot near Kodiak

Coast Guard suspends search for missing helicopter pilot near Kodiak
Coast Guard Cutter Stratton file photo by Lt. Brian Dykens JUNEAU, Alaska – The Coast Guard suspended the search for the missing helicopter pilot near Kodiak, Alaska, Wednesday. Still missing is Andy Teuber from Anchorage, who was reportedly flying a black and white Robinson R66 helicopter. Coast Guard boat and aircrews dedicated over 13 hours of search time and covered approximately 888 square nautical...

Coast Guard searching for overdue helicopter near Kodiak, Alaska

Coast Guard searching for overdue helicopter near Kodiak, Alaska
Coast Guard Air Station Kodiak HC-130 file photo JUNEAU, Alaska – The Coast Guard is searching for an overdue helicopter approximately 66 nautical miles northeast of Kodiak, Alaska. Missing is Andy Teuber from Anchorage, last seen wearing a hat, black sweater, and jeans. The helicopter he’s reported to be flying is a black and white Robinson R66 with the tail number N1767. Searching for him are...

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...