Coast Guard reminds mariners, harbor users of snow load

Coast Guard reminds mariners, harbor users of snow load
JUNEAU, Alaska – The Coast Guard reminds mariners and harbor users to remove excess snow and ice build-up from moored vessels this winter. Accumulation of snow and ice on a vessel can create the risk of reduced stability and the potential for sinking, property damage, and pollution to occur. It’s critical for mariners to wear the appropriate personal protective equipment, including a life jacket,...

Coast Guard Forces Valdez assist Valdez in snow removal

VALDEZ, Alaska — Coast Guard personnel stationed in Valdez broke out their snow shovels to assist the community following record snowfall over the past week. Valdez, appropriately named the “Snow Capital of the United States,” receives an average of 30 feet of snow each winter. The winter of 1989 to 1990 currently holds the record as the snowiest winter ever with a total of 46 feet of snowfall....

Cutter Sycamore crew aids in snow removal in Cordova

CORDOVA, Alaska — The crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Sycamore, homeported in Cordova, participated in snow removal operations by sending out 22 crewmembers to assist the community Sunday through Tuesday. Crewmembers got involved with clearing the harbor, volunteering throughout the town and repairing community snow-removal equipment for the city that has been running nearly non-stop for three weeks. “Over...