Coast Guard Cutter Liberty to celebrate 20th anniversary in Southeast Alaska

JUNEAU, Alaska – The Coast Guard Cutter Liberty was commissioned on Dec. 18, 1989 in Juneau and today marks its 20th year of Coast Guard service in Southeast Alaska.

Spirit of Glacier Bay Proceeding to Auke Bay

JUNEAU, Alaska (D17 Public Affairs) – The Coast Guard and State of Alaska authorized the Spirit of Glacier Bay to transit to Auke Bay this afternoon. Cruise West provided a transit plan that included an escort from a tug and a standby vessel with an oil response equipment. Prior to receiving authorization divers inspected the hull and reported there was no breach of the external hull. Inspectors...

Spirit of Glacier Bay Refloated, Passengers Removed

JUNEAU, Alaska (D17 Public Affairs) – The 178-foot Spirit of Glacier Bay was re-floated from a sand bar in Tarr Inlet at 4:23 p.m. today. Preliminary assessment of the vessel’s propulsion system is operational. No pollution has been reported and boom has been prestaged on board the Spirit of Glacier Bay as a precautionary measure. All passengers and non-essential crew were transferred...

Cruise Ship Spirit of Glacier Bay Runs Aground

JUNEAU, Alaska — The Coast Guard is responding to the 178-foot Spirit of Glacier Bay after grounding in Tarr Inlet near Glacier Bay National Park with 51 people aboard at approximately 7:45 a.m. today. At this time there is no compromise to the hull and no injuries reported. The Coast Guard has launched two MH-60 Jayhawk helicopters from Air Station Sitka, a 47-foot motor life boat and a 25-foot...