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From the archives: Grounded tanker spills 270,000 barrels of oil off Alaska

...Guard investigators went aboard the tanker, he said."The rock they hit is definitely not in tanker lanes," said Coast Guard Lt. Greg Stewart in Juneau. He said the reef is about 1 1/2 miles outside normal lanes.Gonzales said employees of...
USCG keeps ship in Valdez - testing oil

...News reports the Coast Guard also wants to determine the chemical composition of oil leaked onto the BBC Arizona.Coast Guard Lt. Allie Ferko said Tuesday the containers are carrying transformer oil, a highly refined mineral oil, used for cooling...
Kodiak crews open search and rescue base in Barrow

...opportunity to Coast Guardsmen and the North Slope Borough rescue team, then look over their aircraft and equipment.Coast Guard Lt. Vincent Jansen also gave a briefing during a North Slope Borough assembly meeting to discuss the Coast Guard's...
Coast Guardsman accused of sexual assault found not guilty January 2011."I think 15 hours of deliberation shows this wasn't an easy case in either direction," said Coast Guard Lt. Luke Petersen, who prosecuted the case alongside Lt. Cmdr. Tamara Wallen.Wallen said that the fact that alcohol...
Celebrating Dr. King and the road to equality

...Richard Green representing the faith community, Black Awareness Association President Sherry Patterson, and U.S. Coast Guard Lt. Mickey Sanders. Music was another important part of the festivities, with Patterson, Salissa Thole, and the Alaska...
LeConte is stable, but still in danger

...Guard is concerned you have a commercial vessel that needs to have an investigation for why it went aground," said Coast Guard Lt. Dan Buchsbaum. The National Transportation and Safety Board joined the investigation Tuesday, Buchsbaum said...
Weather helps in LeConte efforts

...sustained a gash about 1 foot wide and 40 feet long. The right-side gash was reported at 2 feet wide 30 feet long. Coast Guard Lt. j.g. Dan Buchsbaum said most of front half of the ferry was breached. Charles Vankirk, the vessel schedule coordinator...
Salvage ship arrives at LeConte grounding

...of fuel were removed from the LeConte. About 2,500 gallons remain on board to run the ship's generators, said Coast Guard Lt. j.g. Therasa Nettesheim. The forecast through Wednesday calls for highs in the 60s, lows mostly in the 40s...
Father, son escape Bayliner blaze in Gastineau Channel

...a boat is not worth saving, and it's not a hazard to navigation, it's safer to let it burn," he explained. Coast Guard Lt. j.g. Dan Buchsbaum said the boat eventually sank near Mayflower Island in 13 feet of water, with the tide out...
Coast Guard looking into cruise ships' near miss

...headed for the Franklin Street Dock when the two came too close to one another, according to what witnesses told the Coast Guard. Lt. Cmdr. Joe Paitl, executive officer for the Coast Guard's Marine Safety Office in Juneau, said the Coast Guard...


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