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Little oil, no impact: Officials say Auke Bay unfazed by Feb. 22 spill

...Our 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...
Prosecutors lay out case in Coast Guard homicides

...possession of a firearm in a crime of violence.He is charged with killing Richard Belisle, 51, a former Coast Guard chief petty officer, and his immediate supervisor, Petty Officer 1st Class James Hopkins, 41, an electronics technician from...
Ferry skipper suspended for grounding

...the damage to the vessel. Despite that, the investigation concluded Anderson was negligent, according to Coast Guard Chief Petty Officer Roger Wetherell. "There is a punishable phase for negligence," Wetherell said. Anderson also will have...
No one injured as whale-watching boat runs onto a sandbar

...Barlow Cut, a small body of water at a narrow Admiralty Island peninsula, about 10 miles west of Auke Bay. Coast Guard Chief Petty Officer Roger Wetherell said no one was injured in the incident. Half the passengers were transferred to the Red...
Tow vessel reaches struggling ship in Bering Sea

...tow in the Bering Sea toward a safe harbor. Coast Guard Chief Petty Officer Dana Warr says sometime early Monday morning...reducing fears it would run aground, said Coast Guard Chief Petty Officer Dana Warr. Strong winds continued, with 16...
USCG Chiefs treat senior citizens to holiday feast nicely in their community." Organized by the Juneau Coast Guard Chiefs, with help from members of the Coast Guard Chief Petty Officer's Association Juneau Chapter, the 37th annual Senior Citizen's Holiday Dinner is rumored to be one of...
Rough seas for ship being towed in Bering Sea

...Seas with 20 crew members aboard was expected to reach Dutch Harbor, 275 miles away, sometime Tuesday. Coast Guard Chief Petty Officer Dana Warr said the tug boat captain decided to take a longer route south of the island chain where seas were...
180-foot fishing boat explodes, burns in Bering Sea

...aboard the steel-hulled former Navy ship until a Coast Guard helicopter arrived more than five hours later, Coast Guard Chief Petty Officer Roger W. Wetherell said from Juneau. One died as the group awaited transfer from St. Paul Island in the...
Security concerns

...evaluating whether Juneau's downtown dock will be open to the public while cruise ships are in port next summer, Coast Guard Chief Petty Officer Marsha Delaney said. "We know it's a nice place to walk. But if effective security can't be maintained...
Alaska Digest

...there's always a chance that they might be out there, and they're doing what they can do to survive," said Coast Guard Chief Petty Officer Roger Wetherell. "If the public has any information that would lead us to find these people, we would certainly...


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