Coast Guard in Alaska receives 23 distress calls, saves two lives, assists 33 in six days

JUNEAU, Alaska – The Coast Guard in Alaska received 23 separate distress calls responding to or coordinating rescue efforts saving two lives and assisting 33 since Sunday.

Fishing vessel Polar Star refloated and enroute Kodiak

JUNEAU, Alaska – The crew of the 58-foot Kodiak-based fishing vessel Polar Star was able to repair the hull and refloat the vessel in Geographic Harbor around 12 a.m. Friday after running aground Tuesday morning in Shelikof Strait.

Good Samaritans saves five Kenai boaters from vessel fire near Homer

JUNEAU, Alaska – The crew of the good Samaritan vessel Happy Hooker rescued five Kenai boaters aboard the 36-foot pleasure craft Snake River Red which was engulfed in flames in Kachemak Bay 13 miles west of Homer at 10:50 a.m. Thursday.

Coast Guard addresses notification process for local exercises

JUNEAU, Alaska – Coast Guard Maritime Safety and Security Team 91111 stationed in Anchorage conducted routine pyrotechnic training with two small boats Tuesday morning at 10 a.m. about a half a mile from the shoreline near the Port of Anchorage firing more than 12 flares.

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.

Four Alaska boats request Coast Guard support, two rescued in Cook Inlet

JUNEAU, Alaska – A Coast Guard Air Station Kodiak MH-60 Jayhawk rescue helicopter crew safely hoisted two people off the 34-foot gill netter, John Henry, homeported in Homer, after it started taking on water in Central Cook Inlet Thursday around 8 p.m.

Coast Guard saves four from burning Kodiak fishing vessel

ANCHORAGE, Alaska – Coast Guard rescue crews responding to an emergency position indicating radio beacon rescued four fishermen after their Kodiak-based 52-foot long-lining fishing vessel Nakat, was engulfed in flames, five miles off of Sitkinak Island 80 miles southwest of Kodiak, Sunday.

Coast Guard Auxiliary and Good Samaritan Aid Stranded Boater

NCHORAGE, Alaska – A good Samaritan and the Coast Guard Auxiliary came to the aid of a stranded boater after his 28-foot boat ran out of gas and drifted onto rocks in Blackstone Bay east of Whittier Thursday.

Coast Guard rescues four Fairbanks men on Hinchinbrook Island

KODIAK, Alaska – A Coast Guard Air Station Kodiak MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter crew, forward deployed to Cordova, rescued four Fairbanks men off a beach in Deer Cove on the west side of Hinchinbrook Island Monday evening.