Coast Guard searching for unconfirmed persons in the water east of Whittier, Alaska

Coast Guard searching for unconfirmed persons in the water east of Whittier, Alaska
Coast Guard Station Valdez 45-Foot Response Boat-Medium File Photo ANCHORAGE, Alaska — The Coast Guard is searching Monday for unconfirmed persons in the water after a small boat with nobody aboard was found adrift east of Whittier. Watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector Anchorage are trying to track down the owner of a 10-foot, blue and gray Zodiak that was found adrift in Passage Canal containing...

Coast Guard closes case of downed aircraft in Prince William Sound

Coast Guard closes case of downed aircraft in Prince William Sound
A Cessna A185F Skywagon  upside down after crashing in Cascade Bay, 20 miles southwest of Valdez, Alaska, May 21, 2019. U.S. Coast Guard photo. KODIAK, Alaska — The Coast Guard, Alaska Air National Guard and good Samaritans responded to a report of three people in the water after an aircraft crashed in Cascade Bay 20 miles southwest of Valdez, Alaska, Tuesday. One person is deceased and two other...

Coast Guard responds to downed aircraft in Prince William Sound

Coast Guard responds to downed aircraft in Prince William Sound
Coast Guard Station Valdez 45-Foot Response Boat-Medium File Photo KODIAK, Alaska — The Coast Guard, Alaska Air National Guard and good Samaritans responded to a report of a downed aircraft in Prince William Sound, in the vicinity of Cascade Bay 20 miles southwest of Valdez, Alaska, Tuesday. Three people were picked up by good Samaritans and were medevaced. Two people were taken by an Alaska Air...

Coast Guard tows disabled vessel in Anderson Bay, near Valdez, Alaska

Coast Guard tows disabled vessel in Anderson Bay, near Valdez, Alaska
Coast Guard Station Valdez 45-foot Response Boat-Medium file photo KODIAK, Alaska – A Coast Guard Station Valdez 45-foot Response Boat-Medium crew towed a disabled and adrift vessel with three people aboard in Anderson Bay, approximately 8 miles from Valdez, Alaska, Sunday. All three people aboard the vessel were safely towed back to Valdez in good condition. Coast Guard Sector Anchorage command...

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 Station Valdez rescues 2 men near Busby Island, Prince William Sound, Alaska

Coast Guard Station Valdez rescues 2 men near Busby Island, Prince William Sound, Alaska
Coast Guard Station Valdez 45-Foot Response Boat-Medium File Photo KODIAK, Alaska – A Coast Guard Station Valdez Response Boat-Medium boat crew rescued two men from the 21-foot pleasure cruiser Gaillea after it ran aground approximately six miles off Busby Island, in Prince William Sound, Alaska, Saturday morning. A Station Valdez RB-M boat crew and several good Samaritan vessels coordinated efforts...

Coast Guard medevacs man from boat in Prince William Sound

Coast Guard medevacs man from boat in Prince William Sound
Station Valdez 45-Foot Response Boat-Medium File Photo ANCHORAGE, Alaska— Coast Guard Station Valdez crew members medevaced an 18-year-old male, suffering from a hand injury, from the fishing vessel Pacific Harvester in Prince William Sound, Alaska, Thursday evening. The station’s crew, including an emergency trauma technician, treated the man’s hand while in transit to a Valdez pier where he...

Coast Guard tows bowpicker taking on water in Prince William Sound, Alaska

Coast Guard tows bowpicker taking on water in Prince William Sound, Alaska
A Coast Guard Station Valdez crew member monitors the vessel Metal Disorder as it is towed to Whittier. U.S. Coast Guard photo. ANCHORAGE, Alaska — A Coast Guard Station Valdez boatcrew towed the 32-foot bowpicker Metal Disorder taking on water with one person aboard near Squaw Bay in Prince William Sound Tuesday evening. The 45-foot Response Boat-Medium crew towed the Metal Disorder and its...

Coast Guard terminates voyage of passenger vessel operating in Whittier, Alaska

Coast Guard terminates voyage of passenger vessel operating in Whittier, Alaska
ANCHORAGE, Alaska — The Coast Guard terminated the voyage of a vessel illegally carrying passengers for hire operating out of Whittier Friday. The Coast Guard Captain of the Port Valdez ordered the Pacific Provider to return to its port of origin in Whittier. Two passengers provided statements to a Coast Guard Station Valdez boarding team that they paid for a trip on the Pacific Provider. The...