Update to Coast Guard response to Seattle fishing vessel aground in Prince William Sound

ANCHORAGE, Alaska – A Coast Guard MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter arrived on scene at 1:25 p.m. Monday, lowering two dewatering pumps to the crew of the grounded fishing vessel Cape Cross and the Coast Guard Cutter Long Island arrived on scene at approximately 8 p.m. Monday with two Marine Safety Unit Valdez salvage response personnel aboard to work with the Cape Cross crew to assess the situation and minimize...

Coast Guard recovers four from Seattle fishing vessel

ANCHORAGE, Alaska – Coast Guard rescue crews from Air Station Kodiak have recovered four fishermen at 8:39 p.m. 50 miles south of Montegue Island after the 75-foot Seattle-based fishing vessel Northern Belle sank Tuesday around 5:30 p.m. Three of the four fishermen were reported to be suffering from hypothermia and a fourth was unresponsive but receiving CPR. It was reported the four fishermen were...

Coast Guard Cutter Long Island returns to homeport after providing security for 2010 Vancouver Olympic

KODIAK, Alaska – The crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Long Island returned to their homeport of Valdez Thursday following a 45 day patrol near the San Juan Islands north of Seattle in support of security for the 2010 Winter Olympics.

Alaska-based Coast Guard cutter supports 2010 Winter Olympics

KODIAK, Alaska – The crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Long Island is scheduled to patrol near the San Juan Islands in support of the 2010 Winter Olympics in an effort to maintain maritime public safety and security.

Coast Guard sponsors 2010 Iditarod Trail Sled Dog racer

VALDEZ, Alaska – The Coast Guard will be sponsoring a nine-year Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race veteran during the 2010 Iditarod race which will extend through 1049 miles of some of Alaska toughest terrain.

Lightering completed on tug Pathfinder towing operations commencing

VALDEZ, Alaska – Lightering of the Crowley tugboat Pathfinder has concluded after crews removed fuel from the damaged tanks aboard the vessel Friday night.

Diesel fuel recovery is ongoing in Prince William Sound

VALDEZ, Alaska – The Crowley tugboat Pathfinder, which grounded Wednesday night on Bligh Reef in Prince William Sound is still at anchor south of Busby Island and surrounded by a containment boom with spill responders staged nearby.

Unified Command established for Pathfinder grounding

VALDEZ, Alaska – The Coast Guard, State of Alaska Department of Environmental Conservation and Crowley Marine Services have established a unified command and are working jointly to address the environmental impact and response efforts concerning the grounding of the tug Pathfinder Wednesday evening.

Coast Guard responding to tug grounding in Prince William Sound

VALDEZ, Alaska – Coast Guard personnel from Marine Safety Unit Valdez, Sector Anchorage and Cutter Long Island are responding to a 136-foot Crowley tug grounding on Bligh Reef in Prince William Sound Thursday.