Partial communication coverage restored in Prince William Sound, Alaska

Partial communication coverage restored in Prince William Sound, Alaska
KODIAK, Alaska – The Coast Guard has restored VHF-FM communications within the majority of Prince William Sound. The vicinity of western Prince William Sound, Wells Passage, Whittier and Passage Canal are still without VHF-FM coverage and are awaiting repairs. Technicians restored communications coverage for a majority of Prince William Sound, but Coast Guard watchstanders continue to experience...

Coast Guard responds to downed aircraft in Prince William Sound

Coast Guard responds to downed aircraft in Prince William Sound
Coast Guard Station Valdez 45-Foot Response Boat-Medium File Photo KODIAK, Alaska — The Coast Guard, Alaska Air National Guard and good Samaritans responded to a report of a downed aircraft in Prince William Sound, in the vicinity of Cascade Bay 20 miles southwest of Valdez, Alaska, Tuesday. Three people were picked up by good Samaritans and were medevaced. Two people were taken by an Alaska Air...

Coast Guard launches NOAA weather buoy at Entrance to Prince William Sound

Coast Guard launches NOAA weather buoy at Entrance to Prince William Sound
The crew on the buoy deck of Coast Guard Cutter Sycamore prepares to hoist the anchor of a weather buoy near the Hinchinbrook Entrance to Prince William Sound, Alaska, Dec. 10, 2018.  U.S. Coast Guard photo by PA1 Nate Littlejohn By PA1 Nate Littlejohn Smashing through 15-foot swells on a dark December morning, the crew aboard U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Sycamore steamed toward the Hinchinbrook Entrance...

Double hull tanker escort final rule published in Federal Register

WASHINGTON — The U.S. Coast Guard final rule on escort requirements for certain tankers operating on the waters of Prince William Sound, Alaska, published Friday in the Federal Register. This rule finalizes the escort requirements in Title 33, Code of Federal Regulations, Part CFR 168, which were previously published as an interim rule Aug. 19, 2013. This final rule mandates two tug escorts for...

Coast Guard rescues three men overdue in Prince William Sound

KODIAK, Alaska – Coast Guard Station Valdez personnel have located three men in dense fog overdue on a voyage from Valdez to the native village of Tatitlek in Prince William Sound Thursday.

Coast Guard searching for three men in Prince William Sound

KODIAK, Alaska – The Coast Guard is searching in challenging weather for three men overdue on a voyage from Valdez to the native village of Tatitlek in Prince William Sound Thursday.