Memorial service scheduled for fallen shipmates

Memorial service scheduled for fallen shipmates
KODIAK, Alaska — Coast Guard Base Kodiak is hosting a memorial service for two fallen Coast Guardsmen from Communication Station Kodiak Wednesday at 1 p.m. in Hangar Three at Coast Guard Air Station Kodiak. Petty Officer 1st Class James Hopkins and Chief Petty Officer Richard Belisle (USCG-Ret) died Thursday as the result of a shooting. The FBI, Coast Guard, and Alaska State Troopers are working...

Coast Guard, good Samaritan responding to sunken tug east of St. Paul Island

KODIAK, Alaska – The Coast Guard is responding to a report of the 68-foot tug Aries taking on water with four crewmembers aboard 109 miles east of St. Paul Island Sunday. Communication Station Kodiak watchstanders received the initial notification from the crew of the Aries at 6:11 a.m. reporting the vessel was taking on water and the crew was donning their survival suits. The watchstanders...

Mayday call off St. George Island, Coast Guard rescues 5

JUNEAU, Alaska – A Coast Guard MH-60 Jayhawk rescue helicopter crew safely hoisted five crewmen from the commercial fishing vessel Mar-Gun at 7:53 a.m. after the master reported the vessel aground half a mile from St. George Island, Alaska, Thursday.

Coast Guard searches for crab fisherman that fell into the Bering Sea

JUNEAU, Alaska – The Coast Guard is responding to a report of a 40-year old male that tangled his feet in a crab pot line and fell from the 90-foot fishing vessel Seabrooke approximately 22 miles northwest of Cold Bay, Alaska at 9:50 a.m.

Coast Guard Conducts First Search and Rescue Exercise in the Arctic Ocean

JUNEAU, Alaska – The Coast Guard is conducting its first Arctic search and rescue exercise Friday near Barrow, Alaska, in an effort to better understand mass rescue operations in the Arctic. The Kodiak-based Coast Guard Cutter SPAR and the San Diego-based Coast Guard Cutter Hamilton are currently deployed to the Arctic Region and, along with aircraft from the Coast Guard Air Station in Kodiak,...