Coast Guard rescues man after boat capsizes near Juneau

JUNEAU, Alaska — The Coast Guard rescued a man after his boat capsized near Shelter Island near Juneau, Saturday. An MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter crew from Coast Guard Air Station Sitka hoisted the uninjured man from Shelter Island and brought him to Juneau. Watchstanders in the Coast Guard Sector Juneau command center received a cell phone call from the man at about 10:54 a.m., stating his 12-foot Zodiac...

Coast Guard rescues stranded hiker near Juneau, Alaska

Coast Guard rescues stranded hiker near Juneau, Alaska
KODIAK, Alaska — The Coast Guard rescued a 31-year-old stranded hiker from Thunder Mountain near Juneau, Alaska, Thursday. An Air Station Sitka MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter crew hoisted the hiker from the mountain and transferred him to the Army National Guard hangar at the Juneau International Airport. Coast Guard 17th District command center watchstanders received a request for assistance from the...

Coast Guard celebrates 223rd birthday, continues Arctic legacy

Coast Guard celebrates 223rd birthday, continues Arctic legacy
JUNEAU, Alaska — The Coast Guard 17th District will celebrate the service’s 223rd birthday this weekend and will welcome the Coast Guard’s only operational heavy icebreaker to Juneau. The Coast Guard Cutter Polar Star, commanded by Capt. George Pellissier, completed its ice trials in the Arctic and tested the overall readiness of the icebreaker and its crew. “After a thorough and successful...

Coast Guard Cutter Polar Star to host public tours in Juneau, Alaska

Coast Guard Cutter Polar Star to host public tours in Juneau, Alaska
JUNEAU, Alaska — The crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Polar Star is inviting the public to tour the Coast Guard’s only operational heavy ice breaker during their open house Saturday, Aug 3, from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. at the AJ Dock in Juneau. The tour of the Polar Star is free to the public. All children must be accompanied by an adult and no pets are allowed aboard the cutter. Coast Guard crewmembers...

World’s most powerful non-nuclear icebreaker to arrive in Juneau on Wednesday

JUNEAU, Alaska – The Coast Guard Cutter Polar Sea, the world’s most powerful non-nuclear icebreaker, will moor at the South Franklin Pier in Juneau Wednesday and is scheduled to open for public tours Wednesday and Thursday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.