Coast Guard suspends search in Lynn Canal, Alaska

Coast Guard suspends search in Lynn Canal, Alaska
Coast Guard Station Juneau 45-foot Response Boat-Medium file photo courtesy of Anthony Moss KODIAK, Alaska — Coast Guard air and surface crews suspended their search for a 40-year-old female passenger who went overboard from a cruise ship in Lynn Canal, Alaska, Tuesday morning. Coast Guard rescue crews conducted over nine hours of air and surface searches, which covered 68 square nautical miles. “Despite...

Coast Guard searching for person in water in Lynn Canal, Alaska

Coast Guard searching for person in water in Lynn Canal, Alaska
Coast Guard Station Juneau 45-foot Response Boat-Medium file photo courtesy of Anthony Moss JUNEAU, Alaska — The Coast Guard is searching for a person in the water near Eldred Rock in Lynn Canal, Alaska, Tuesday. Watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector Juneau received a report from the captain of cruise ship Celebrity Solstice at 3 a.m. that a 40-year-old woman fell overboard. Involved in the search...

Coast Guard MSST’s to conduct missions in Alaska

Coast Guard MSST's to conduct missions in Alaska
JUNEAU, Alaska – Personnel from Coast Guard Maritime Safety and Security Teams (MSST) and Sector Juneau will conduct waterborne missions in Petersburg and Wrangell, Alaska, June through August. Mission goals include search and rescue, recreational and commercial vessel safety, and the protection of Alaska’s living marine resources. Kicking off the season, Coast Guard inspectors will conduct inspections...

Coast Guard medevacs hiker after 200-foot fall from mountain in Sitka

Coast Guard medevacs hiker after 200-foot fall from mountain in Sitka
An area on Mount Vestovia, where a 70-year-old hiker was rescued after falling 200 feet, near Sitka, Alaska, on March 26, 2022. Coast Guard photo. KODIAK, Alaska – A Coast Guard aircrew medically evacuated a 70-year-old hiker who reportedly fell 200 feet while hiking on Mount Verstovia near Sitka, today. An Air Station Sitka MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter crew safely transported the hiker to Emergency...

Coast Guard responds to tug grounding in the Neva Strait, Alaska

Coast Guard responds to tug grounding in the Neva Strait, Alaska
Petty Officer 3rd Class Christopher Daniel, an aviation maintenance technician at Air Station Sitka, observes an oil sheen surrounding the Western Mariner, an 83-foot inspected tug, in Neva Strait March, 21, 2022.  U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 1st Class Brian Wereda. JUNEAU, Alaska — The Coast Guard, Alaska Department of Environmental Conservation, and Western Towboat have established...

Coast Guard rescues two fishermen from sinking vessel near Sitka, Alaska

Coast Guard rescues two fishermen from sinking vessel near Sitka, Alaska
Coast Guard Air Station Sitka MH-60 Jayhawk file photo KODIAK, Alaska — The Coast Guard rescued two fishermen from their sinking vessel, Monday in Islet Passage, near Sitka, Alaska. A Coast Guard Air Station Sitka MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter aircrew hoisted the two fishermen at approximately 9 p.m. from the 40-foot fishing vessel, Glory, approximately nine miles south of Sitka. The aircrew lowered a...

Rescue of 17 in 2 days highlights importance of preparation

Rescue of 17 in 2 days highlights importance of preparation
ALAMEDA, Calif. – Over the course of two days – from Wednesday to Thursday – Coast Guard crews, partner agencies and volunteers responding to three maritime emergencies rescued a total of 17 boaters in dire straits off the Alaska, California and Micronesia coasts. All three cases highlight the importance of mariners properly equipping and training for survival at sea, as well as the value of...

Coast Guard rescues four people near Cape Ommaney, Alaska

Coast Guard rescues four people near Cape Ommaney, Alaska
Coast Guard Air Station Sitka MH-60 Jayhawk file photo JUNEAU, Alaska – The Coast Guard rescued four people from a raft in the water Wednesday approximately 13 nautical miles west of Cape Ommaney, Alaska. A Coast Guard Air Station Sitka MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter crew hoisted all four survivors from a survival raft and transported them to Air Station Sitka where they were met by local EMS. All four...

Coast Guard rescued overdue boater on Naked Island, Alaska

Coast Guard rescued overdue boater on Naked Island, Alaska
Coast Guard Air Station Sitka MH-60 Jayhawk file photo KODIAK, Alaska — The Coast Guard rescued an overdue boater Monday from Naked Island near Juneau, Alaska. A Coast Guard Air Station Sitka MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter crew hoisted the boater at approximately 2:40 a.m. and safely transported him to the Juneau airport. Watchstanders at the Coast Guard Sector Juneau command center received a call from...