Air Station Sitka medevacs three hikers from Lituya Bay

KODIAK, Alaska – A Coast Guard Air Station Sitka MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter rescue crew medevaced three hikers from Cascade Glacier in Lituya Bay Wednesday evening.

“Touchdown” test can save your life

Juneau – With National Safe Boating Week 2010 in full effect, the Coast Guard is encouraging Alaska boaters to enjoy all navigable waters while taking necessary measures to ensure safety.

National Safe Boating Week 2010 – Communication devices can save your life

JUNEAU, Alaska – In an effort to help educate boaters, the Coast Guard will be providing daily educational information throughout National Safe Boating Week on safety topics in communication devices, life jackets, emergency kits, float plans, and boating safety courses and vessel safety checks throughout the week.

Coast Guard teams up with Alaska state authorities to ensure passenger vessel safety

KODIAK, Alaska – The Coast Guard announced Tuesday it will team up with the Alaska state authorities to raise awareness and educate vessel operators and consumers on uninspected passenger vessel licensing requirements.

Coast Guard to recognize local partners at Southeast Outdoor Safety Expo

JUNEAU, Alaska – Capt. Melissa Bert, Coast Guard Sector Juneau Commander, is scheduled to recognize eight local organizations for their continued service and partnership in search and rescue at Centennial Hall Sunday at 1 p.m. during the Southeast Outdoor Safety Expo.

Coast Guard locates overdue fishermen in Hoonah

ANCHORAGE, Alaska – The Coast Guard coordinated the rescue of two overdue fishermen in Port Frederick near Hoonah with the Hoonah Volunteer Fire Department Saturday.

Coast Guard to host Marine Industry Day in Juneau Thursday

JUNEAU, Alaska — Personnel at Coast Guard Sector Juneau are hosting a Marine Industry Day Thursday at the Juneau Arts and Cultural Center from 8:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. to discuss with industry partners about vessel inspection requirements, commercial fishing vessel examinations, uninspected passenger vessel examinations and other maritime topics.

Coast Guard investigating oil sheen near Lena Point

JUNEAU, Alaska – The Coast Guard and Alaska Department of Environmental Conservation coordinated efforts with Southeast Alaska Lighterage and Global Offshore Divers to use a Remotely Operated Vehicle to evaluate possible damage to the historic vessel Princess Kathleen near Lena Point Wednesday and Thursday.

Coast Guard crew terminates three Alaskan fishing vessel voyages for safety violations

JUNEAU, Alaska – The Coast Guard Cutter Naushon terminated the voyages of two 50-foot and one 45-foot commercial fishing vessels Wednesday near Craig for safety violations.