Coast Guard Air Station Sitka aircrew rescues 3 from Chilkat River

Coast Guard Air Station Sitka aircrew rescues 3 from Chilkat River
Coast Guard Air Station Sitka MH-60 Jayhawk file photo KODIAK, Alaska — A Coast Guard Air Station Sitka aircrew rescued three individuals on the Chilkat River near Haines, Sunday night. The aircrew arrived on scene at 10:20 p.m. aboard an MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter and safely hoisted and transported two adult females and one adult male to awaiting local Emergency Medical Services personnel at the...

Coast Guard medevacs man from yacht near Ketchikan, Alaska

Coast Guard medevacs man from yacht near Ketchikan, Alaska
Coast Guard Station Ketchikan crew members, Petty Officer 3rd Class Corben Hill (left) and Petty Officer 3rd Class Caleb Hoskins work a tow line for a yacht near Ketchikan, after another Ketchikan crew medevaced the yacht’s captain June 9, 2021. . U.S. Coast Guard photo by Fireman George Haver. KETCHIKAN, Alaska — The Coast Guard medevaced a man from a yacht anchored in Blank Inlet near Gravina...

Coast Guard reminds boaters of new engine cut-off switch law

Coast Guard reminds boaters of new engine cut-off switch law
JUNEAU, Alaska – The Coast Guard reminds mariners of a new law requiring recreational boats to use an engine cut-off switch (ECOS) and associated ECOS link (ECOSL). An ECOS is an emergency ignition cut-off device that shuts down the engine if the operator is ejected from the vessel or falls overboard. On April 1, 2021, the law went into effect requiring operators of recreational vessels with an installed...

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...