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,...

Coast Guard rescues 2 stranded near Juneau

Coast Guard rescues 2 stranded near Juneau
Coast Guard Station Juneau 45-foot Response Boat-Medium file photo courtesy of Anthony Moss KODIAK, Alaska — The Coast Guard rescued two hunters from an aground vessel on Admiralty Island, southeast of Juneau, Alaska. A Coast Guard Station Juneau 45-foot Response Boat-Medium crew picked up the hunters from the shoreline and transported them to the North Douglas Launch Ramp. Watchstanders in the Sector...

Coast Guard rescues 3 stranded near Juneau

Coast Guard rescues 3 stranded near Juneau
A beached vessel is anchored to the shoreline in Barlow Cove, about 15 miles northeast of Juneau, Alaska, Dec. 17, 2020.  (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Cutter Bailey Barco) KODIAK, Alaska —The Coast Guard rescued three hunters Thursday from a beached vessel in Barlow Cove, approximately 15 miles northwest of Juneau. Coast Guard Cutter Bailey Barco launched a small boat crew who picked up the hunters...

Coast Guard, U.S. Border Patrol conducted joint Canadian maritime border patrol

Coast Guard, U.S. Border Patrol conducted joint Canadian maritime border patrol
A Coast Guard law enforcement officer conducts a boarding on a vessel in Southeast Alaska, November 17, 2020. Coast Guard personnel partnered with Border Patrol agents near Southeast Alaska and the Canadian border, November 17-18, 2020 as a joint interagency effort to enforce border security, motor vessel safety and educate vessel operators on border crossing requirements. JUNEAU, Alaska – Coast...

Coast Guard continues to assist in landslide response in Haines, Alaska

Coast Guard continues to assist in landslide response in Haines, Alaska
A rainstorm caused landslides in Haines, Alaska, December 3, 2020. The Coast Guard remains engaged with the Alaska State Troopers and the city of Haines while responding to this event. – Photo by Lt. Erick Oredson JUNEAU, Alaska – The Coast Guard continues to provide support in Haines, Alaska, following landslides in and around the town, Thursday. The crew of Coast Guard Cutter Anacapa is scheduled...

Coast Guard responding to reports of landslides in Haines, Alaska

Coast Guard responding to reports of landslides in Haines, Alaska
Coast Guard Air Station Sitka MH-60 Jayhawk file photo JUNEAU, Alaska – Multiple Coast Guard units from Southeast Alaska are currently making preparations to provide emergency support to the residents of Haines following several reports of mudslides in and around the town. “At this point we are aware that damage has occurred in the town of Haines following the report of multiple landslides in the...

Coast Guard responds to sunken docked vessel in Juneau, Alaska

Coast Guard responds to sunken docked vessel in Juneau, Alaska
The harbormaster deploys sorbent boom and pads around a vessel that sank while moored to a dock near Juneau Port, Alaska, November 1, 2020. JUNEAU, Alaska – The Coast Guard, Alaska Department of Environmental Conservation, and the City and Borough of Juneau Docks and Harbors are responding to a vessel that sank while moored to a dock near the Juneau Port, Monday. The 45-foot wooden-hull vessel is...

Coast Guard hoists man from water in Union Bay, Alaska

Coast Guard hoists man from water in Union Bay, Alaska
Coast Guard Air Station Sitka MH-60 Jayhawk file photo KODIAK, Alaska – The Coast Guard rescued a 70-year-old man from the waters of Union Bay, Alaska, northwest of Meyers Chuck, Sunday. A Coast Guard Air Station Sitka MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter crew hoisted the man, who was in the water clinging to a piece of debris, and took him to awaiting emergency medical services in Ketchikan, Alaska. The man...