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How the Coast Guard brings the boom

...warning device.Everyone else calls it a flashbang."It's like a little firecracker fired from a shotgun," said Chief Petty Officer Jason Tessier, who led Wednesday's training.That "little firecracker" is the Coast Guard's best way to...
Rescuers hope for 'best-case scenario' for boys lost at sea

...are wearing life jackets, might have a cooler or some other object to cling to, or have drinking water or food. Chief Petty Officer Ryan Doss said its decision errs on the side of the "best-case scenario" while balancing the limits on human...
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Missing teens strayed from planned route into open ocean

...we're still within the timeframe where it's definitely possible to find somebody alive," said Coast Guard Chief Petty Officer Ryan Doss, noting others have survived days or even a week at sea. "We know it can happen and we're hoping...
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Second Shell Oil drilling rig on its way to Alaska

...temporarily detained five protesters in kayaks who tried to stop the vessel as it left Everett around 4 a.m. Tuesday.Chief Petty Officer David Mosley says the activists were brought to shore and issued citations for violating the safety zone around...
Review of Shell's Arctic drilling plan begins

...hear Shell's request for an injunction to remove the activists from the ship and to forbid further boardings.Chief Petty Officer Sara Mooers, a Coast Guard spokeswoman based in Seattle, said early Friday afternoon that they had not received...
Juneau petty officer returns home after Bering Sea patrol

...the ship's radios, antennas and other communications equipment. Soristo will soon be advancing to the rank of chief petty officer."I am extremely proud of the men and women who crew Munro," said Capt. Jeff Thomas, Munro's commanding...
Little oil, no impact: Officials say Auke Bay unfazed by Feb. 22 spill

...primary concern is protecting the safety of the environment and mitigating any potential damage," said Coast Guard Chief Petty Officer Kip Wadlow. "We want to be as thorough as we can."The Statter Harbor spill happened between late morning and...
Firearm theft, illegal shooting case

...Chief in Juneau, according to prior Coast Guard press releases available online.Coast Guard District 17 spokesman Chief Petty Officer Kip Wadlow said the Coast Guard is investigating the alleged offense and is cooperating with Alaska State Troopers...
Two Coast Guard members cited for wasting game determine whether disciplinary action should be taken against the two men, Coast Guard District 17 spokesman Chief Petty Officer Kip Wadlow said. Any action will be taken after the criminal court case is complete, he said."That can depend...
Smoke on the water

...Guard."We are going to continue to enforce federal laws in all navigable waters of the U.S.," explained Chief Petty Officer Kip Wadlow, spokesman for the Coast Guard in Alaska."Navigable waters" include any inlet, bay, channel...


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