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Skipper's error caused ferry to run aground

...he did was give an improper order to steer to the left," said Lt. Cmdr. Joe Paitl with the Coast Guard's Marine Safety Office. The captain, Gary Anderson of Olympia, Wash., has been placed on administrative leave pending completion...
Coast Guard looking into cruise ships' near miss

...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 received phone calls from concerned residents shortly after the incident occurred...
Blaze on barge subdued Monday

...surveyor, the affected companies and the Coast Guard this morning, said Lt. Bill Jeffries of the Coast Guard Marine Safety Office in Juneau. The Haines Volunteer Fire Department will stand by at the dock. "There are probably still some hot...
Ferry repairs almost done?

...installation is complete and some of the preliminary testing has been accomplished," said Lt. Cmdr. Joe Paitl of the Marine Safety Office in Juneau. But the Coast Guard still has to test the system while it's running, he said. "You have a new...
State Briefs

...a 140-foot-long crease, said U.S. Coast Guard Lt. Cmdr. Jim Robertson, chief of inspections for the Marine Safety Office in Anchorage. Authorities said the damage to the 960-foot Summit posed no danger to passengers or crew members...
No one injured as whale-watching boat runs onto a sandbar

...grounding. "It was not taking on any water," Wetherell added. The boat returned to Auke Bay. The Coast Guard's Marine Safety Office will investigate the incident, Wetherell said. Ward said he won't know how badly the boat was damaged until...

...gallons of diesel fuel, but Coast Guard responders found no evidence of pollution. Officials from the Coast Guard Marine Safety Office in Juneau are investigating. Feds offer money for airport project FAIRBANKS - The U.S. Department of Transportation...
Local Briefs

...diesel fuel the vessel was carrying had dissipated by Monday, said Lt. Cmdr. Joe Paitl, of the Coast Guard Marine Safety Office in Juneau. Chugiak teacher killed in plane crash ANCHORAGE - A teacher at Chugiak High School was killed Friday...
Repaired tour boat returning to service

...people from the Auke Bay Harbor on Sunday. Coast Guard Lt. j.g. Daniel Buchsbaum, an investigator for the Marine Safety Office, said the passengers were treated and released. Buchsbaum said crew members of the Orca Express did what they...
Ryndam spill estimate jumps to 40,000 gallons

...the pump and got a rough estimate of 40,000 (gallons)," said Lt. Cmdr. Joe Paitl of the Coast Guard's Marine Safety Office in Juneau. "We ran it by the vessel's crew and they agreed with the numbers." But Holland America officials...


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