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Protesters meet Arctic drill rig in Wash. harbor

...worsening seas forced them off it. The protesters rappelled to inflatable boats and returned to a Greenpeace ship.Coast Guard spokesman Lt. Dana Warr said the agency was assured the Port Angeles protest would be nonviolent."The word on the street...
Charges reduced in 'problem bear' killing

...repercussions in the civilian courts for the incident, but he could still face penalties from the Coast Guard. Coast Guard spokesman Kip Wadlow said the admiral of District 17 will be reviewing the case to see if any action should be taken against...
Rat eradication efforts continue aboard seized vessel; ship suspected of illegal fishing to eradicate the pests from the ship, a Coast Guard spokesman said Tuesday.The Coast Guard seized the Bangun...expected to be completed by the middle of this week.Coast Guard spokesman Chief Petty Officer Kip Wadlow said Tuesday that...
Coast Guard cutter Anacapa commander relieved of duty pending investigation

...Petersburg, on Monday. The reason for relief was "loss of confidence in the ability to command," a phrase Coast Guard spokesman Chief Petty Officer Dana Warr did not elaborate on. "The Anacapa is operating as usual," Warr said. "The...
Two Coast Guard members cited for wasting game

...reach them for comment via Facebook were unsuccessful Wednesday. It's unknown if they have attorneys.A U.S. Coast Guard spokesman for District 17, which covers all of Alaska, confirmed that Petty Officers 2nd Class Schmidt and Hyde are engineers...
US, Canada conduct Bering Strait spill drill

...protected bay near the strait, although poor weather limited actual deployment of spill gear to one day, said Coast Guard spokesman Chief Petty Officer Kip Wadlow.Port Clarence has been designated by the Coast Guard as a port of refuge for vessels...
Cmdr of Coast Guard vessel reassigned

...on board, KCAW reported Monday. Seaton has served as commander of the Sitka-based cutter since June 2012.Coast Guard spokesman Kip Wadlow said the agency began an investigation last month following reports of a "poor command climate...
Ship's grounding Monday evening gave tourists a tale to tell

...ensure the safety of the passengers and inspected the area for pollution; none was found, according to District 17 Coast Guard spokesman Petty Officer Grant DeVuyst."Everything was non-distress," DeVuyst said by phone.Federal law requires...
Delayed cruise ship to be in port until at least Thursday

...the cruise was to end in Seward - on Sunday only to return later that evening. The ship has been there since.Coast Guard spokesman Kip Wadlow said the cruise company will need to file a sail plan that will allow it to move the ship for further...
Alaska cruise canceled after mechanical issues

...Ketchikan, in southeast Alaska, was one of several ports of call scheduled before the cruise was to end in Seward.Coast Guard spokesman Kip Wadlow said the latest problem prompted the ship to return to Ketchikan after it had left the port on Sunday...


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