Coast Guard responders suspend search along Gastineau Channel, Alaska

Coast Guard responders suspend search along Gastineau Channel, Alaska
An MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter crew from Coast Guard Air Station Sitka conducts a search along the Gastineau Channel after a vessel was found unmanned and adrift near the Juneau-Douglas Bridge, Alaska, Nov. 29, 2019.  U.S. Coast Guard photos by Lt. Cmdr. Scott Shields. JUNEAU, Alaska — Coast Guard responders suspended have the search for a potential person in the water from an unmanned and adrift vessel...

Coast Guard rescues man after boat capsizes near Juneau

JUNEAU, Alaska — The Coast Guard rescued a man after his boat capsized near Shelter Island near Juneau, Saturday. An MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter crew from Coast Guard Air Station Sitka hoisted the uninjured man from Shelter Island and brought him to Juneau. Watchstanders in the Coast Guard Sector Juneau command center received a cell phone call from the man at about 10:54 a.m., stating his 12-foot Zodiac...

Coast Guard locates two overdue hunters near Klawock, Alaska

Coast Guard locates two overdue hunters near Klawock, Alaska
Coast Guard Air Station Sitka MH-60 Jayhawk file photo KODIAK, Alaska – A Coast Guard Air Station Sitka MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter aircrew rescued two overdue hunters near Wadleigh Island, in vicinity of Klawock, Alaska, Wednesday. Both men were safely hoisted and then transported to Klawock emergency medical services personnel for further evaluation. Both were reported to have been in good condition...

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...