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...

Coast Guard medevacs woman from cruise ship 45 miles from Sitka, Alaska

Coast Guard medevacs woman from cruise ship 45 miles from Sitka, Alaska
Coast Guard Air Station Sitka MH-60 Jayhawk file photo KODIAK, Alaska – A Coast Guard Air Station Sitka MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter aircrew medevaced a woman Wednesday from a cruise ship in Chatham Strait, near Sitka. The aircrew retrieved the woman at approximately 10 a.m. and transferred her to Sitka, for further transport to a higher level of care. Watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector Juneau Command...

Coast Guard assists 2 from vessel taking on water near Slocum Arm, Alaska

Coast Guard assists 2 from vessel taking on water near Slocum Arm, Alaska
Coast Guard Cutter Anacapa file photo JUNEAU, Alaska – The Coast Guard assisted two people on a sailing vessel when it took on water after it grounded near Slocum Arm, approximately 30 miles northwest of Sitka, Alaska. A Coast Guard Air Station Sitka MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter crew arrived on scene to the sailing vessel George Grey at 9:41 p.m. Saturday, delivered a dewatering pump, and helped dewater...

Coast Guard, good Samarian rescue kayaker in the water near Keene Island, AK

Coast Guard, good Samarian rescue kayaker in the water near Keene Island, AK
Coast Guard Station Ketchikan 45-foot Response Boat-Medium file photo by Fireman Jessica Fontenette. JUNEAU – The Coast Guard and a good Samaritan rescued a man after his kayak overturned near Keene Island, approximately 14 nautical miles south of Petersburg, Alaska, Sunday. A good Samaritan on a vessel located the kayaker in the water and recovered him. The good Samaritan then transferred the man...

Coast Guard medevacs man with assistance from good Samaritans

Coast Guard medevacs man with assistance from good Samaritans
JUNEAU, Alaska – The Coast Guard medevaced a 68-year-old man from the fishing vessel Beaufort Sea in West Crawfish Inlet, approximately 16 nautical miles south of Sitka, with assistance from good Samaritans, Thursday. A Coast Guard Air Station Sitka MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter crew hoisted the man from the good Samaritan vessel at 3 p.m. and transported him to awaiting EMS at Air Station Sitka. Coast...

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...