Coast Guardsman dies while fishing in Ketchikan

JUNEAU, Alaska – A Coast Guardsman attached to Station Ketchikan was pronounced dead after the Ketchikan Fire Department recovered his body in Herring Cove eight miles south of Ketchikan at 12:14 p.m. on Saturday.

Coast Guard assists with Boating While Intoxicated arrest

JUNEAU, Alaska – Coast Guard Station Ketchikan assisted Ketchikan Police Department arresting a man boating while intoxicated approximately 3:10 a.m. today in Tongass Narrows near Ketchikan.

Coast Guard saves eight boaters throughout Alaska

JUNEAU, Alaska – Coast Guard rescue crews throughout Alaska contributed to the successful rescue of eight people, three near Ketchikan and five near Homer Tuesday after two separate vessels became disabled one with an infant on board and the other taking on water.

Alaska State Ferry breaks free from mooring, aground

JUNEAU, Alaska – The Alaska State Ferry Lituya, a 180-foot motor vessel home ported in Metlakatla, Alaska, broke loose from its moorings at the ferry pier in Metlakatla and is reported aground one mile north on Scrub Island, Alaska, in Port Chester at 1 a.m. Friday.

Threat against Ketchikan fuel facility deemed non-credible

JUNEAU, Alaska — Local, state and federal law enforcement agencies have determined this morning’s threat against the Petro Marine fuel facility in Ketchikan, Alaska, to be non-credible.

Coast Guard responds to threat against Ketchikan fuel facility

KETCHIKAN, Alaska — The Seventeenth Coast Guard District Command Center located in Juneau, Alaska received an anonymous phone call this morning in which the caller threatened to detonate fuel tanks at the Petro Marine fuel facility in Ketchikan.

Coast Guard tows sailing vessel to safety

JUNEAU, Alaska – A 25-foot rescue boat crew from Station Ketchikan responded to a ‘Mayday’ call from a sailing vessel in Behm Canal in the vicinity of Back Island, 16 miles northwest of Ketchikan, at approximately 1:30 p.m. Tuesday.

Landing Craft Capsizes with Oil Truck Onboard, Coast Guard Responds

JUNEAU, Alaska – The Coast Guard received a report that the 52-foot uninspected landing craft Saltery Provider which was at anchor with an oil truck took on water and capsized in Saltery Cove, today at 6 a.m. The vessel has on board approximately 3,500 gallons of diesel while the tank truck contains approximately 2,500 gallons of diesel. Coast Guard Station Ketchikan arrived on scene at 9 a.m....