Coast Guard to take plunge for American Cancer Society

ANCHORAGE, Alaska— Coast Guard personnel are scheduled to jump into the icy waters of Resurrection Bay during the 24th Annual Polar Bear Jump charity fundraiser in Seward Saturday.

Salvage operation begins for sunken vessel at Granite Point oil platform

NIKISKI, Alaska – Salvage operations are underway in Cook Inlet near the Granite Point oil platform 16 miles from Nikiski for the offshore supply vessel Monarch which sunk Thursday.

Joint response to sunken oil supply vessel at Granite Point oil platform

NIKISKI, Alaska – A unified command has been established in Nikiski to respond to the sinking of the 166-foot motor vessel Monarch adjacent to the Granite Point oil platform 16 miles from Nikiski, Alaska.

Coast Guard responds to capsized oil supply vessel in Cook Inlet

JUNEAU, Alaska – The Coast Guard is coordinating response efforts after a mayday call was received at 5:51 a.m. Thursday from the captain of the oil supply vessel, Monarch, reporting the 166-foot vessel was taking on water at the Granite Point oil platform in the north section of Cook Inlet 45 miles southwest of Anchorage, Alaska.

Coast Guard, industry partner to increase safety of marine traffic in Cook Inlet

ANCHORAGE, Alaska – Coast Guard and industry representatives are working jointly to maximize ice observations in Cook Inlet for the safety of all marine traffic operating in the area.

Partnership on Kenai River guide education

ANCHORAGE, Alaska – Coast Guard Marine Safety Detachment Kenai personnel partnered with the State of Alaska and the Kenai River Professional Guides Association ahead of season to provide instruction on regulatory requirements at the Kenai River Guides Academy on December 17.

Coast Guard Rescues Two, Responds to Distress Flare

JUNEAU, Alaska – A MH-65 Dolphin helicopter crew rescued two people from a 17-foot boat that was taking on water in the vicinity of Cook Inlet near the town of Kenai at approximately 5:45 p.m. today. The Soldotna police department relayed a 9-1-1 call to the Seventeenth Coast Guard District command center in Juneau. Sector Anchorage diverted the rescue crew from Homer to assist the distressed...