Coast Guard forward deploys crews to St. Paul Island, Bering Sea

KODIAK, Alaska — Coast Guard crews in Kodiak and Unalaska are taking steps to safeguard the crab fleet and other fishing vessels engaged in ground fisheries throughout the winter months this week. With an increased number of vessels operating in the region, the Coast Guard will again forward deploy two MH-60 Jayhawk rescue helicopter crews Thursday from Air Station Kodiak to St. Paul to provide...

Coast Guard, state agencies keep vigilant eye on 2009 – 2010 Bering Sea crab fleet

KODIAK, Alaska — The Coast Guard, in partnership with Alaska Department of Fish and Game personnel, are deploying to safeguard the crab fleet departing today for the start of the 2009 – 2010 crabbing season in the Bering Sea.