Good Samaritan Rescues 10 From Umnak Island

JUNEAU, Alaska — The crew of the fishing vessel Tara Gaila has safely transferred ten people from Umnak Island, Alaska after a volcano erupted at around 12 p.m., today and are being taken to Dutch Harbor, Alaska. The ten people on Umnak Island contacted the military police on Kodiak Island, Alaska via cell phone at approximately 12:30 p.m. The military police then passed the information to the...

Coast Guard Responds to Cargo Ship Fire – Update

JUNEAU, Alaska – The India Lotus notified the Coast Guard they were no longer in need of assistance at 1:15 p.m. AST. The owners of the India Lotus, Ofer Brothers Properties, have contracted for a tow. The vessel also reported a shortage of food and water as result of the fire. They have contracted for the delivery of food and water from Dutch Harbor. The Coast Guard Cutter Mellon is no longer...