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 crews assist in dewatering, towing fishing vessel near Ketchikan, Alaska

Coast Guard crews assist in dewatering, towing fishing vessel near Ketchikan, Alaska
Coast Guard Station Ketchikan (left) and Coast Guard Cutter Adelie (center) boat crews assisted in dewatering and towing a fishing vessel that began taking on water near Ketchikan, Alaska, Aug. 28, 2019. U.S. Coast Guard courtesy photo. JUNEAU, Alaska — The Coast Guard Cutter Adelie and Coast Guard Station Ketchikan boat crews responded to and assisted in dewatering and towing a fishing vessel...

Coast Guard medevacs injured fisherman in Revillagigedo Channel, Alaska

Coast Guard medevacs injured fisherman in Revillagigedo Channel, Alaska
A Coast Guard Station Ketchikan 45-foot Response Boat-Medium crew approaches the fishing vessel Lake Bay to medevac an injured 58-year-old man off the vessel in Revillagigedo Channel, 18 miles southeast of Ketchikan, Alaska, Aug. 5, 2019.  U.S. Coast Guard courtesy photo by Sarah Hines. KODIAK, Alaska – A Coast Guard Station Ketchikan 45-foot Response Boat-Medium crew medevaced an injured 58-year-old...

Coast Guard, locals, rescue five fisherman after vessel sunk near Black Island, Alaska

Coast Guard, locals, rescue five fisherman after vessel sunk near Black Island, Alaska
Coast Guard Station Ketchikan 45-foot Response Boat-Medium file photo by Fireman Jessica Fontenette. JUNEAU, Alaska — Coast Guard and Alaska State Trooper boat crews, as well as the crew of a good Samaritan vessel, rescued five fishermen after their vessel sunk near Black Island, Sunday. At 10:55 a.m., Coast Guard Sector Juneau watchstanders received a distress call over VHF channel 16 from an operator...

Coast Guard medevacs man from fishing boat near Ketchikan, Alaska

Coast Guard medevacs man from fishing boat near Ketchikan, Alaska
Coast Guard 45-Foot Response Boat-Medium File Photo KETCHIKAN, Alaska — The Coast Guard medevaced an ailing crew member from a fishing boat northwest of Ketchikan, Monday. A 45-foot Response Boat-Medium crew from Coast Guard Station Ketchikan met the fishing vessel Wonderland in Clarence Strait and took aboard the male crew member who was experiencing severe abdominal pains. The 62-year-old man was...

Coast Guard continues response to airplane collision near Ketchikan, Alaska

Coast Guard continues response to airplane collision near Ketchikan, Alaska
A Coast Guard Station Ketchikan 45-foot Response Boat-Medium boat crew searches for survivors from downed aircraft in the vicinity of George Inlet near Ketchikan, Alaska, May 13, 2019.  Courtesy photo by Ryan Sinkey. JUNEAU, Alaska — The Coast Guard, partner agencies and good Samaritans continue to respond to the report of two aircraft colliding and are searching for two people in the vicinity of...

Coast Guard responding to two downed aircraft near Ketchikan, Alaska

Coast Guard responding to  two downed aircraft near Ketchikan, Alaska
Coast Guard Cutter Bailey Barco file photo JUNEAU, Alaska — The Coast Guard, partner agencies and good Samaritans are responding to two downed aircraft and are searching for three people in the vicinity of George Inlet near Ketchikan, Alaska, Monday. Ten people were rescued and are receiving medical care, the extent of their injuries are unknown. Three people are confirmed deceased. The aircraft...

Coast Guard medevacs woman from cruise ship near Ketchikan, Alaska

Coast Guard medevacs woman from cruise ship near Ketchikan, Alaska
Coast Guard Station Ketchikan 45-foot Response Boat-Medium file photo. ANCHORAGE, Alaska — The Coast Guard medevaced a woman from a cruise ship near Ketchikan Thursday. A 45-foot Response Boat-Medium crew from Coast Guard Station Ketchikan medevaced the 71-year-old passenger displaying stroke symptoms and brought her to awaiting EMS in Bar Harbor, Ketchikan. Watchstanders in the Coast Guard Sector...

Coast Guard Alaska boat stations receive new response boats

Coast Guard Alaska boat stations receive new response boats
Coast Guard Station Valdez 29-foot Response Boat-Small II file photo. ANCHORAGE, Alaska — Coast Guard boat stations in Alaska received new response boats this summer as part of the service’s initiative to replace older response boats that have reached the end of their planned service life. Five new 29-foot Response Boat-Smalls, also known as Response Boat-Small IIs, were delivered to the Coast...