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,...

Coast Guard searches for person in the water near Duncan Canal, Alaska

Coast Guard searches for person in the water near Duncan Canal, Alaska
Coast Guard Air Station Sitka MH-60 Jayhawk file photoJUNEAU, Alaska — Partner agency and Coast Guard crews searched for two people who went into the water after a skiff capsized near Salt Chuck in the northern portion of Duncan Canal, Friday. At approximately 1:00 a.m., Coast Guard Sector Juneau watchstanders received a notification from the crew of a vessel that two individuals went into the water...

3 mariners rescued from burning boat near Ward Cove

3 mariners rescued from burning boat near Ward Cove
Coast Guard Station Ketchikan 45-foot Response Boat-Medium file photo by Fireman Jessica Fontenette. JUNEAU, Alaska — Three mariners are safe after being rescued from a burning boat approximately two miles north of Ketchikan Airport Friday. A 45-foot Response-Boat Medium crew from Coast Guard Station Ketchikan and the crew of Ketchikan Fire Department vessel Harry Newell arrived on scene at 4:57...

Coast Guard responds to vessel aground near Sitka, Alaska

Coast Guard responds to vessel aground near Sitka, Alaska
The 30-foot fishing vessel, Miss Kaycie aground  on the rocks near the University of Alaska Southeast campus.U.S. Coast Guard courtesy photo. SITKA, Alaska — The Coast Guard is responding to a vessel aground near Sitka, Alaska, Tuesday. The 30-foot fishing vessel, Miss Kaycie, broke free from its mooring in Sitka Harbor and drifted onto the rocks near the University of Alaska Southeast campus with...

Coast Guard rescues 2 hikers and 2 dogs on Cupola Mountain in Sitka, Alaska

Coast Guard rescues 2 hikers and 2 dogs on Cupola Mountain in Sitka, Alaska
Coast Guard Air Station Sitka MH-60 Jayhawk file photo KODIAK, Alaska – A Coast Guard Air Station Sitka aircrew rescued two hikers and their two dogs off of Cupola Mountain in Sitka, Alaska, on Sunday. The MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter crew safely hoisted and transported the hikers to awaiting Emergency Medical Service personnel at the hospital in Sitka. At 9:30 a.m., Coast Guard Sector Juneau Command...

Coast Guard aircrew medevacs passenger from cruise ship en route to Yakutat, Alaska

Coast Guard aircrew medevacs passenger from cruise ship en route to Yakutat, Alaska
Coast Guard Air Station Sitka MH-60 Jayhawk file photo SITKA, Alaska — A Coast Guard aircrew medevaced a 71-year-old male from a cruise ship en route to Yakutat, Wednesday. An MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter crew, from Coast Guard Air Station Sitka, hoisted the man from the vessel and transported him to Sitka, where he was transferred to emergency medical service personnel for further care. At approximately...

Coast Guard aircrew medevacs cruise ship passenger near Glacier Bay, Alaska

Coast Guard aircrew medevacs cruise ship passenger near Glacier Bay, Alaska
A Coast Guard Air Station Sitka helicopter aircrew transfers patient to Emergency Medical Service personnel in Sitka, Alaska, Sept. 7, 2019. U.S. Coast Guard courtesy photo. KODIAK, Alaska – A Coast Guard Air Station Sitka aircrew medically evacuated a cruise ship passenger near Glacier Bay, Alaska, Saturday. The MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter crew safely hoisted and transported the passenger to awaiting...

Coast Guard crews assist in dewatering, towing fishing vessel near Ketchikan, Alaska

Coast Guard crews assist in dewatering, towing fishing vessel near Ketchikan, Alaska
Coast Guard Station Ketchikan (left) and Coast Guard Cutter Adelie (center) boat crews assisted in dewatering and towing a fishing vessel that began taking on water near Ketchikan, Alaska, Aug. 28, 2019. U.S. Coast Guard courtesy photo. JUNEAU, Alaska — The Coast Guard Cutter Adelie and Coast Guard Station Ketchikan boat crews responded to and assisted in dewatering and towing a fishing vessel...

69-year-old male medevaced by Coast Guard aircrew in Port Malmesbury, Alaska

69-year-old male medevaced by Coast Guard aircrew in Port Malmesbury, Alaska
Coast Guard Air Station Sitka MH-60 Jayhawk file photo KODIAK, Alaska — A Coast Guard aircrew medevaced a 69-year-old male off a fishing vessel in Port Malmesbury, Tuesday. The MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter crew from Coast Guard Air Station Sitka hoisted and transported him to awaiting emergency medical service personnel in Sitka. At 11:25 a.m., Coast Guard Sector Juneau watchstanders received a mayday...