Coast Guard, good Samaritan assist vessel taking on water near Sitka, Alaska

Coast Guard, good Samaritan assist vessel taking on water near Sitka, Alaska
Coast Guard Air Station Sitka MH-60 Jayhawk file photo JUNEAU, Alaska – The Coast Guard and a good Samaritan assist a vessel taking on water near Sitka, Alaska, Saturday. An MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter crew from Coast Guard Air Station Sitka delivered a dewatering pump to the fishing vessel Tamarack, which was taking on water approximately 35 miles west of Sitka Saturday. The crew of Tamarack utilized...

Coast Guard rescues 2 kayakers near Ketchikan

Coast Guard rescues 2 kayakers near Ketchikan
Coast Guard Cutter Bailey Barco file photo JUNEAU, Alaska — The Coast Guard rescued two kayakers Monday near Ketchikan after one of their kayaks sustained damage and took on water. The crew of Coast Guard Cutter Bailey Barco arrived on scene and recovered both kayakers along with their kayaks and brought them to where they launched at Mountain Point in Ketchikan. No injuries or medical concerns were...

Station Juneau boat crew rescues stranded hunter on Coghlan Island

Station Juneau boat crew rescues stranded hunter on Coghlan Island
Coast Guard Station Juneau 45-foot Response Boat-Medium file photo courtesy of Anthony Moss KODIAK, Alaska – A Coast Guard Station Juneau boat crew rescued a stranded hunter from Coghlan Island, in the vicinity of Auke Bay Alaska, Thursday. The man was transported safely to Statter Harbor in Auke Bay aboard the station’s 45-foot Response Boat-Medium. Coast Guard Sector Juneau watchstanders...

Coast Guard suspends search for overdue boater near Sitka

Coast Guard suspends search for overdue boater near Sitka
Coast Guard Cutter Bailey Barco file photo SITKA, Alaska — The Coast Guard suspended the search Monday for an overdue kayaker near Sitka, Alaska. Missing is 36-year-old Kale Pastel. The search spanned more than 45 hours, 111 square miles, and included the following assets: googletag.cmd.push(function() { googletag.display('div-gpt-ad-1461251439213-0'); }); MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter crews from...

Coast Guard Air Station Sitka medevacs teen from Baranof Island, Alaska

Coast Guard Air Station Sitka medevacs teen from Baranof Island, Alaska
Coast Guard Air Station Sitka MH-60 Jayhawk file photo KODIAK, Alaska – A Coast Guard Air Station Sitka MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter aircrew medevaced a 16-year-old male Sitka Wilderness Therapy student experiencing chest pains on Duffield Peninsula, approximately 30 miles north of Sitka, Alaska, Sunday evening. The aircrew safely hoisted and transferred the boy from a narrow tidal flat to awaiting...

Coast Guard responders suspend search along Gastineau Channel, Alaska

Coast Guard responders suspend search along Gastineau Channel, Alaska
An MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter crew from Coast Guard Air Station Sitka conducts a search along the Gastineau Channel after a vessel was found unmanned and adrift near the Juneau-Douglas Bridge, Alaska, Nov. 29, 2019.  U.S. Coast Guard photos by Lt. Cmdr. Scott Shields. JUNEAU, Alaska — Coast Guard responders suspended have the search for a potential person in the water from an unmanned and adrift vessel...

Coast Guard rescues man after boat capsizes near Juneau

JUNEAU, Alaska — The Coast Guard rescued a man after his boat capsized near Shelter Island near Juneau, Saturday. An MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter crew from Coast Guard Air Station Sitka hoisted the uninjured man from Shelter Island and brought him to Juneau. Watchstanders in the Coast Guard Sector Juneau command center received a cell phone call from the man at about 10:54 a.m., stating his 12-foot Zodiac...

Coast Guard locates two overdue hunters near Klawock, Alaska

Coast Guard locates two overdue hunters near Klawock, Alaska
Coast Guard Air Station Sitka MH-60 Jayhawk file photo KODIAK, Alaska – A Coast Guard Air Station Sitka MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter aircrew rescued two overdue hunters near Wadleigh Island, in vicinity of Klawock, Alaska, Wednesday. Both men were safely hoisted and then transported to Klawock emergency medical services personnel for further evaluation. Both were reported to have been in good condition...

Coast Guard experiencing VHF-FM radio outages throughout Southeast Alaska

Coast Guard experiencing VHF-FM radio outages throughout Southeast Alaska
JUNEAU, Alaska — Coast Guard Sector Juneau personnel are experiencing multiple VHF-FM radio outages throughout Southeast Alaska and may not be able to hear or respond to distress calls on channel 16. Currently, waterways affected by Coast Guard VHF-FM radio site outages include the Gulf of Alaska between Yakutat and Sitka, Cross Sound, Peril Strait, Hoonah Sound, Southern Chatham Strait, Sumner Strait,...