Coast Guard rescues 2 from grounded vessel in Neka Bay

Coast Guard rescues 2 from grounded vessel in Neka Bay
Coast Guard Cutter John McCormick crew members rescue fishing vessel Reluctant that ran aground south of Hoonah in Neka Bay, Alaska, Sept. 22, 2020. The McCormick crew towed the Reluctant to Hoonah. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Cutter John McCormick) KODIAK, Alaska – The Coast Guard rescued two people, Tuesday from a grounded fishing vessel in Neka Bay, south of Hoonah. Coast Guard Cutter John McCormick...

Coast Guard Station Juneau assists family of 7 in distress near Marmion Island

Coast Guard Station Juneau assists family of 7 in distress near Marmion Island
A Coast Guard Station Juneau 45-foot Response Boat-Medium crew tows a disabled 22-foot sailing vessel near Marmion Island, Juneau, Alaska, Sept. 13, 2020. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Anthony DeLorenzo. KODIAK, Alaska – A Coast Guard Station Juneau 45-foot Response Boat-Medium crew assisted a family of seven by towing their disabled 22-foot sailing vessel to South Douglas...

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...

Coast Guard assists fisherman, vessel taking on water near Port Protection, Alaska

Coast Guard assists fisherman, vessel taking on water near Port Protection, Alaska
Coast Guard Cutter Kukui file photo by Chief Petty Officer David M. Santos JUNEAU, Alaska – The Coast Guard and good Samaritans assisted a man whose fishing vessel was taking on water in the vicinity of Hole in the Wall, approximately five miles southeast of Port Protection, Alaska, Tuesday. The crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Kukui monitored a towing evolution involving the fishing vessel Clara,...

Coast Guard aircrew medevacs man from fishing vessel near Sitka

Coast Guard aircrew medevacs man from fishing vessel near Sitka
Coast Guard Air Station Sitka MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter File Photo KODIAK, Alaska – A Coast Guard aircrew medevaced a 24-year-old male off a fishing vessel near Baranof Island in Sitka, Saturday. The MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter crew from Coast Guard Air Station Sitka hoisted and transported the patient to awaiting emergency medical service personnel in Sitka. The initial call to Coast Guard Sector...

Coast Guard assists 2 people, 2 dogs in Kah Sheets Bay

Coast Guard assists 2 people, 2 dogs in Kah Sheets Bay
The Coast Guard assisted two people, July 26, 2020, in Kah Sheets Bay approximately 18 miles from Petersburg, Alaska. JUNEAU, Alaska – The Coast Guard assisted two people Sunday in Kah Sheets Bay approximately 18 miles from Petersburg, Alaska. A Coast Guard Air Station Sitka MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter crew hoisted two people from their 20-foot skiff and were transported to Petersburg. There were no...

Coast Guard, good Samaritan assist grounded vessel in Hood Bay, Alaska

Coast Guard, good Samaritan assist grounded vessel in Hood Bay, Alaska
Coast Guard Air Station Sitka MH-60 Jayhawk file photo JUNEAU, Alaska – The Coast Guard and a good Samaritan assisted a man in a grounded vessel Saturday in Hood Bay, Alaska. A Coast Guard Air Station Sitka MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter crew arrived on scene and landed nearby the beached vessel, transferred a pump to keep up with the flooding, and assisted the owner secure the boat to shore. The good...

Coast Guard medevacs woman near Neets Bay, Alaska Inbox x

Coast Guard medevacs woman near Neets Bay, Alaska Inbox 	x
Coast Guard 29-foot Response Boat-Small file photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Ryan Keegan. JUNEAU, Alaska – The Coast Guard medevaced a woman Thursday with breathing difficulties in Neets Bay, Alaska. Coast Guard Station Ketchikan launched a 29-foot Response Boat-Small crew with EMS personnel from South Tongass Fire Department aboard to respond. The boat crew embarked the woman and returned to Station...

Coast Guard MSST Seattle to continue conducting missions in Sitka, Alaska

Coast Guard MSST Seattle to continue conducting missions in Sitka, Alaska
JUNEAU, Alaska – Personnel from Coast Guard Sector Juneau will continue to conduct missions in Sitka with assistance from small boat teams from Coast Guard Maritime Safety and Security Team (MSST) Seattle from July through September. Mission goals include search and rescue, recreational and commercial vessel safety, and the protection of Alaska’s fisheries. The Coast Guard and partner agencies...