Chronic nuisance vessel scuttled at sea off Southeast Alaska

Chronic nuisance vessel scuttled at sea off Southeast Alaska
Coast Guard Cutter John McCormick towed the derelict tugboat Lumberman, to a position 54 miles west of Cross Sound, Alaska, on May 2, 2021. U.S Coast Guard courtesy photo. JUNEAU, Alaska –The City and Borough of Juneau (CBJ) Docks and Harbors and Global Diving and Salvage, assisted by Coast Guard Sector Juneau, scuttled the derelict tugboat Lumberman offshore Southeast Alaska Sunday. The Coast Guard...

Coast Guard aircrew assists 3 mariners, 2 dogs in the Gilkey River

Coast Guard aircrew assists 3 mariners, 2 dogs in the Gilkey River
An MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter from Coast Guard Air Station Sitka sits on a snowy riverbank in Alaska, April 25, 2021. U.S. Coast Guard courtesy photo. KODIAK, Alaska – A Coast Guard Air Station Sitka aircrew assisted three mariners and their two dogs after their vessel ran aground in the Gilkey River, Alaska, late Saturday night. The MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter crew located the mariners on a riverbank...

Coast Guard mobile communication vehicle deployed to Juneau

Coast Guard mobile communication vehicle deployed to Juneau
A Coast Guard Air Station Kodiak C-130 Hercules and a mobile communication vehicle positioned in Juneau, Alaska, April 2, 2021. JUNEAU, Alaska – The Communications Command deployed one of the Coast Guard’s three mobile communication vehicles (MCV) to Juneau for a joint Coast Guard 17th District and Coast Guard Sector Juneau continuity of operations (COOP) training exercise. The Coast Guard personnel...

Coast Guard assists man separated from his vessel in Thomas Basin, Alaska

Coast Guard assists man separated from his vessel in Thomas Basin, Alaska
KODIAK, Alaska – A Coast Guard Station Ketchikan 45-foot Response Boat-Medium crew was on scene Friday for a man who became separated from his vessel in Thomas Basin, Ketchikan, Alaska. A Coast Guard Sector Juneau Command Center watchstander received notification at approximately 11 a.m. of a person who fell off his skiff and entered the water. The unmanned skiff then ran in circles near him. Sector...

Coast Guard responds to diesel fuel discharge near Sitka, Alaska

Coast Guard responds to diesel fuel discharge near Sitka, Alaska
The 52-foot fishing vessel, Haida Lady, submerged between Cobb Island and Silver Point South of Sitka, Alaska, February 27, 2021. U.S. Coast Guard photo by MSD Sitka personnel JUNEAU, Alaska – The Coast Guard is responding to a report of a diesel fuel discharge, Tuesday, after a vessel sank near Sitka, Alaska. Sector Juneau personnel received a report, February 27, 2021 at 2 p.m., that the 52-foot...

Coast Guard responds to bomb threat aboard ferry in Juneau, Alaska

Coast Guard responds to bomb threat aboard ferry in Juneau, Alaska
Coast Guard Station Juneau 45-foot Response Boat-Medium file photo courtesy of Anthony MossJUNEAU, Alaska — Personnel from the Coast Guard, Juneau Police Department (JPD) and Alaska Marine Highway System (AMHS) responded to a bomb threat aboard a ferry scheduled to depart Juneau, Alaska, Wednesday morning. The suspect, who reportedly drove a vehicle onto the ferry and made the threats, has been...

Coast Guard hoists skier mauled by bear near Haines, Alaska

Coast Guard hoists skier mauled by bear near Haines, Alaska
Coast Guard Air Station Sitka MH-60 Jayhawk file photo HAINES, Alaska — The Coast Guard hoisted a man from backcountry near Haines Saturday after he was mauled by a bear. An MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter crew from Air Station Sitka hoisted the man who suffered injuries to his head and hands after being attacked on a mountain during a backcountry skiing outing. He was flown to Juneau and placed in the...

Coast Guard seeks information after laser strike hits Ketchikan boat crew

Coast Guard seeks information after laser strike hits Ketchikan boat crew
JUNEAU, Alaska – The Coast Guard is seeking information from the public in locating a suspect or suspects who pointed a green laser light at the cabin of a Station Ketchikan boat crew conducting underway operations Saturday night. The laser strike occurred around 8:45 p.m., while the boat crew transited north in the Tongass Narrows. The point of origin reportedly came from an area near the intersection...

Coast Guard hoists 4 boaters from Yamani Islet, Alaska

Coast Guard hoists 4 boaters from Yamani Islet, Alaska
An MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter crew from Air Station Sitka pose with the family they rescued about an hour earlier from Yamani Islets, Dec. 25, 2020. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Coast Guard Air Station Sitka) KODIAK, Alaska — The Coast Guard rescued four boaters Friday from Yamani Islets, 27 miles south of Sitka, Alaska. A Coast Guard Air Station Sitka MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter crew hoisted the four boaters,...