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...

Coast Guard medevacs man from vessel near Ketchikan, Alaska

Coast Guard medevacs man from vessel near Ketchikan, Alaska
Coast Guard 45-foot Response Boat-Medium file photo KODIAK, Alaska — Coast Guard Station Ketchikan personnel medevaced a man from a vessel 34 miles southeast of Ketchikan, Alaska, Monday. A 45-foot Response Boat-Medium crew transited to the 65-foot pleasure craft Lady Crystal and took the 74-year-old man aboard the RB-M. He was safely transported to Ketchikan where awaiting emergency medical services...

Coast Guard, partner agencies participate in joint law enforcement operation

Coast Guard, partner agencies participate in joint law enforcement operation
Petty Officer 1st Class Devon Waite, a member of Coast Guard Maritime Safety and Security Team San Diego (91109), and canine Bingo conduct a vehicle sweep aboard the Alaska Marine Highway System ferry vessel Tustumena in Kodiak, Alaska, June 27, 2018.  U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Lauren Dean. JUNEAU, Alaska – Law enforcement authorities from the Coast Guard, Coast Guard Investigative...

Coast Guard rescues 7 after vessel sinks in Thorne Bay, Alaska

Coast Guard rescues 7 after vessel sinks in Thorne Bay, Alaska
An inflatable life raft sits in Thorne Bay after a Coast Guard Station Ketchikan Response Boat-Medium boat crew rescued seven people from a sinking vessel in Thorne Bay, Alaska, June 29, 2018. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Station Ketchikan. KODIAK, Alaska – A Coast Guard Station Ketchikan 45-foot Response Boat-Medium crew rescued seven people from a life raft in Thorne Bay, Alaska, Friday, after their...

Coast Guard, partner agencies participate in joint law enforcement operation

Coast Guard, partner agencies participate in joint law enforcement operation
K-9 Ricky and his handler Petty Officer 1st Class Jordan Brosowsky, a member of Coast Guard Maritime Safety and Security Team San Francisco (91105), conducts a sweep of the Alaska Marine Highway System ferry terminal parking lot in Juneau, Alaska, March 12, 2018.  U.S. Coast Guard photo by Lt. Brian Dykens. JUNEAU, Alaska – Law enforcement authorities from the Coast Guard, Coast Guard Investigative...

Coast Guard assists boaters aboard disabled vessel near Ketchikan, Alaska

Coast Guard assists boaters aboard disabled vessel near Ketchikan, Alaska
A Coast Guard Station Ketchikan  crew arrives on scene to assist a disabled 21-foot Boston Whaler with two people aboard on Moira Sound, Alaska, Nov. 2, 2017.  U.S. Coast Guard photo. JUNEAU, Alaska – A Coast Guard boatcrew assisted two people Thursday aboard a disabled 21-foot Boston Whaler on the west side of Clarence Strait near Moira Sound near Ketchikan. A Coast Guard Station Ketchikan...