Coast Guard demobilizes FOL Kotzebue, moves to Utqiagvik, Alaska

Coast Guard demobilizes FOL Kotzebue, moves to Utqiagvik, Alaska
A Coast Guard Air Station Kodiak aircrew prepares to take off from the forward operating location in Kotzebue, Alaska. U. S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 1st Class Bradley Pigage. KODIAK, Alaska — Coast Guard Air Station Kodiak aircrews demobilized the forward operating location in Kotzebue, Friday, and moved efforts to Utqiagvik, Alaska. The move is due to an impact to search and rescue...

Coast Guard icebreaker rescues man aboard sailboat trapped in Arctic ice

Coast Guard icebreaker rescues man aboard sailboat trapped in Arctic ice
JUNEAU, Alaska — The crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Healy, a polar icebreaker, rescued a man aboard a sailboat trapped in Arctic ice approximately 40 miles northeast of Barrow, Saturday. The crew of the Healy broke a 12 mile path through the Arctic ice with the sailboat, Altan Girl, in tow and led it to open water. The Healy crew conducted a safety inspection of the mariner’s vessel to ensure...