Air Station Kodiak rescues 11 from 2 fishing vessels

JUNEAU, Alaska — Coast Guard Air Station Kodiak MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter crews rescued 11 fishermen from two different vessels near Kodiak Wednesday morning. Communication Station Kodiak watchstanders received a call from the 58-foot fishing vessel Kimberly, homeported in Juneau, stating the vessel had run aground in Portage Bay and needed assistance at about 8 p.m. Tuesday. An Air Station Kodiak...

Coast Guard rescues three from liferaft southwest of Kodiak

KODIAK, Alaska — A Coast Guard Air Station Kodiak MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter crew rescued three fishermen from a liferaft after their vessel grounded in Aniakchak Bay 196 miles southwest of Kodiak Tuesday morning. Resuced are Kirk Vandoren, 48, of Homer, Patrick McBride, 31, also of Homer, and Garrett Doktor, 22, of Raymond, Wash. Coast Guard District 17 command center watchstanders received the initial...

Video – Coast Guard surveys grounded fishing vessel

KODIAK, Alaska – A Coast Guard Air Station Kodiak HH-65 Dolphin helicopter crew conducts an overflight with Marine Safety Detachment Kodiak personnel aboard to assess the 68-foot fishing vessel Midnite Sun Feb. 11, 2011, after it went aground 36 miles northwest of Kodiak. The Midnite Sun crew ran aground at 12:13 a.m. and was safely rescued by a Coast Guard Air Station MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter...

Coast Guard conducts safety exams in King Cove and Sand Point

USCG FilePhoto KODIAK, Alaska – Coast Guardsmen from the Ketchikan-based Coast Guard Cutter Acushnet, members of Marine Safety Detachment Kodiak and National Marine Fisheries Service agents conducted voluntary dockside commercial fishing vessel safety exams in King Cove and Sand Point Jan. 19 and 20. The examiners conducted five exams to verify the operators were in compliance with applicable safety...

Rocket launch from Kodiak Island prompts Coast Guard safety zone

Safety Zone AreaKODIAK, Alaska – The Coast Guard will establish a safety zone in the vicinity of Narrow Cape and Ugak Island due to upcoming operations at the Kodiak Launch Complex in mid November. In conjunction with the United States Air Force Space Test Program S26 the Alaska Aerospace Corporation will be launching an unmanned rocket from the Narrow Cape Kodiak Island Launch Facility. The lead...

Coast Guard and state agency prepare fleet for upcoming Red King crab fishery season

KODIAK, Alaska – The Coast Guard and the Alaska Department of Fish and Game personnel are beginning preparations to safeguard the fishing fleet for the start of the 2010 Red King crab season in Bristol Bay.

Coast Guard responds to grounding of Homer fishing vessel, Seward charter vessel reporting fire in engine room

JUNEAU, Alaska – The Coast Guard responded to two separate distress calls after receiving one from a crewmember from the Homer-based 58-foot fishing vessel Polar Star reporting they were taking on water 65-miles west of Kodiak and another from a crewmember aboard the Seward-based 38-foot charter vessel Aurora reporting smoke in their engine room 10 miles southeast of Seward Tuesday morning.

Coast Guard Partners with City of Kodiak to Save Lives

KODIAK, Alaska – Coast Guard District Seventeen, Sector Anchorage, Marine Safety Detachment Kodiak, the City of Kodiak and maritime industry representatives are scheduled to discuss mass rescue operations Thursday from 9 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. at the Regional Fisheries Research Center on Near Island in Kodiak.

Coast Guard, state agencies keep vigilant eye on 2010 Bering Sea crab fleet

JUNEAU, Alaska – Coast Guard helicopter crews from Kodiak are deploying to the Bering Sea to safeguard the crab fleet and other fishing vessels engaged in ground fisheries throughout the winter months.