Coast Guard transitions seasonal forward operating locations in Alaska

Coast Guard transitions seasonal forward operating locations in Alaska
A Coast Guard MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter from Air Station Kodiak, Alaska, takes off in Prudhoe Bay. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Meredith Manning) JUNEAU, Alaska – Coast Guard Air Station Kodiak, Alaska, crews are transitioning seasonal forward operating locations throughout Alaska. Crews are scheduled to close FOL Deadhorse Thursday. During the summermonths, aircrews were...

Coast Guard rescues fisherman southwest of Cordova, Alaska

Coast Guard rescues fisherman southwest of Cordova, Alaska
ANCHORAGE, Alaska — A Coast Guard MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter crew from Forward Operating Location Cordova rescued a fisherman on the north side of Montegue Island approximately 50 miles southwest of Cordova, Alaska, Wednesday. The Jayhawk crew hoisted the fisherman from the island and safely transported him to Cordova. Coast Guard Sector Anchorage watchstanders received a request for assistance from...

Coast Guard, agency partners suspend search for missing kayaker near Kalisof River, Alaska

Coast Guard, agency partners suspend search for missing kayaker near Kalisof River, Alaska
KODIAK, Alaska — The Coast Guard and Alaska State Troopers have suspended the search for a missing kayaker near Kalisof River, Alaska. The 38-year-old man was reported missing by his father Wednesday and an extensive search was conducted throughout the night into Thursday afternoon. Multiple search and rescue assets assisted in the search including Coast Guard MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter crews from...

Coast Guard locates overdue boater near Anchorage, Alaska

Coast Guard locates overdue boater near Anchorage, Alaska
JUNEAU, Alaska — A Coast Guard Air Station Kodiak MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter crew located and rescued an overdue boater in the vicinity of Little Susitna River near Anchorage Monday morning. The aircrew safely hoisted the man and transported him to awaiting emergency medical services at Ted Stevens Anchorage International Airport. A family member reported the boater overdue to Coast Guard Sector...

Coast Guard assists injured fisherman near Hinchinbrook Island, Alaska

Coast Guard assists injured fisherman near Hinchinbrook Island, Alaska
KODIAK, Alaska — The Coast Guard responded to a fisherman who suffered an eye injury aboard the 29-foot motor vessel Lanikai approximately seven miles from Cape Hinchinbrook, Saturday. A nearby Coast Guard Air Station Kodiak MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter crew, forward deployed in Cordova, rendezvoused with the vessel and lowered a rescue swimmer who stabilized the patient while the vessel returned to...

Coast Guard medevacs 64-year-old woman from a ferry near Cordova, Alaska

Coast Guard medevacs 64-year-old woman from a ferry near Cordova, Alaska
KODIAK, Alaska — The Coast Guard medevaced an injured 64-year-old woman from Alaska Marine Highway System ferry Kennicott near Cordova Wednesday evening. A Coast Guard Air Station Kodiak MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter crew, forward deployed in Cordova, safely hoisted the woman and transported her to awaiting medical personnel in Valdez. Coast Guard 17th District command center watchstanders received a...

Coast Guard deploys personnel, assets to Cordova, Alaska

Coast Guard deploys personnel, assets to Cordova, Alaska
KODIAK, Alaska — Coast Guard Air Station Kodiak deployed an MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter crew and support personnel to their seasonal forward operating location in Cordova, to safeguard mariners in Prince William Sound and South Central Alaska, Thursday. With an increased number of vessels operating in the region during the spring and summer, the deployed Coast Guard aircrew will be able to rapidly...

Coast Guard to close forward operating location Cordova, Alaska for the season

Coast Guard to close forward operating location Cordova, Alaska for the season
JUNEAU, Alaska — The last Coast Guard Air Station Kodiak MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter crew forward deployed to Cordova for the summer is scheduled to return to Kodiak Monday. Throughout the deployment, which started May 1, 2013, aircrews out of forward operating location Cordova flew on 26 cases, saved 11 lives and assisted 18 other lives. Air Station Kodiak personnel deploy to Cordova every summer...

Coast Guard, State Troopers rescue stranded hunters near Seward, Alaska

Coast Guard, State Troopers rescue stranded hunters near Seward, Alaska
JUNEAU, Alaska — Coast Guard personnel and Alaska State Troopers rescued three stranded hunters in Wells Bay, 60 miles northwest of Cordova, Wednesday. A Coast Guard MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter crew forward-deployed to Cordova hoisted the hunters and transported them to Valdez for medical attention. Coast Guard Sector Anchorage command center watchstanders were contacted by Alaska State Troopers who...