Coast Guard stands up forward operating locations for Arctic Shield 2015

Coast Guard stands up forward operating locations for Arctic Shield 2015
A Coast Guard MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter from Air Station Kodiak, Alaska, rests in the Deadhorse Aviation Center hangar in Prudhoe Bay, June 27, 2015. A Jayhawk crew is deployed to a forward operating location in support of Arctic Shield 2015. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 1st Class Shawn Eggert) JUNEAU, Alaska — The Coast Guard 17th District stood up forward operating locations in Deadhorse...

Coast Guard completes Arctic Shield 2014

Coast Guard completes Arctic Shield 2014
JUNEAU, Alaska — The Coast Guard concluded Arctic Shield 2014 on Friday after a successful season that included deployments of personnel and assets to the Seward Peninsula, Bering Strait and the Northern Alaska Continental Shelf to conduct a broad range of Coast Guard statutory missions. Arctic Shield 2014 included deployments by Coast Guard cutters Stratton,Healy, SPAR, Alex Haley and MH-60 Jayhawk...

Coast Guard medevacs injured man near Barrow, Alaska

Coast Guard medevacs injured man near Barrow, Alaska
ANCHORAGE, Alaska — The Coast Guard medevaced an injured 43-year-old man from the Japanese-flagged research vessel Mirai near Barrow Thursday. A MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter crew forward-deployed to Barrow from Coast Guard Air Station Kodiak safely transferred the man to emergency medical services in Barrow. Watchstanders at the 17th District command center received notification from North Slope Borough...

Coast Guard Air Station Kodiak medevacs crewmember from icebreaker north of Barrow, Alaska

 Coast Guard Air Station Kodiak medevacs crewmember from icebreaker north of Barrow, Alaska
KODIAK, Alaska — A Coast Guard Air Station Kodiak MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter medevaced a crewmember suffering from a head injury from the South Korean research icebreaker Araon 250 miles north of Barrow, Wednesday. The helicopter crew, forward deployed to Barrow in anticipation of the forward operating location opening today, safely hoisted the 43-year-old male from the Araon and transported him to...

Coast Guard to open forward operating location in Barrow, Alaska

Coast Guard to open forward operating location in Barrow, Alaska
KODIAK, Alaska — The Coast Guard is scheduled to open its seasonal forward operating location in Barrow Thursday in support of Operation Arctic Shield 2014. Coast Guard Air Station Kodiak has deployed an aviation detachment consisting of two MH-60 Jayhawk helicopters crews, along with supporting air and ground communication crews, in advance of the official stand-up. The forward deployed crews will...

Coast Guard medevacs Arctic mariner

Coast Guard medevacs Arctic mariner
KODIAK, Alaska – A Coast Guard MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter crew, at Forward Operating Location Barrow, medevaced a 41-year-old male who was suffering from heart attack symptoms Friday approximately 134 nautical miles west of Barrow. The Coast Guard helicopter crew safely hoisted the distressed mariner and transferred him to awaiting medical services personnel in Barrow at approximately 9:45 a.m. A Coast...

Coast Guard rescues father, son south of Barrow

Coast Guard rescues father, son south of Barrow
KODIAK, Alaska — A Coast Guard MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter crew from Forward Operating Location Barrow rescued two people from a plane crash 160 miles south of Barrow Friday night. “Rescuing two people in the Arctic is exactly why we need to maintain a Coast Guard presence in this remote region during the summer months,” said Rear Adm. Thomas Ostebo, commander, Coast Guard 17th District. The...

Coast Guard Responding to Three Vessels Stuck in Arctic Ice

JUNEAU, Alaska – The Coast Guard is responding to a report of three vessels stuck in Arctic ice approximately 60 miles west of Point Barrow, Alaska today. The vessels Alaska Patriot, Riverton and Hudson Bay Explorer were traveling east when they became stuck in the ice. The Coast Guard has diverted the icebreaker Coast Guard Cutter Healy to open the ice around the ships allowing for better passage. The...