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Coast Guard to train, fire off blanks will be held in Gastineau Channel in the vicinity of Dupont Dock.For additional information contact Chief Petty Officer Jason Tessier at (907) 463-2365 or
Life-threatening injuries for one survivor after plane crash

...The pilot of the plane issued a mayday call and reported the plane's engine had died, according to Coast Guard Petty Officer 3rd Class Meredith Manning. The pilot said they were going to attempt to land on the east side of Lynn Canal in the...
Frenchman leaps from sailboat to ship off Alaska

...dramatic video from a C-130 Hercules airplane monitoring the rescue. The man's identity hasn't been released, but Petty Officer Lauren Steenson in Kodiak said the sailboat was named La Chimere.The man activated a location beacon Tuesday about...
How the Coast Guard brings the boom

...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 get...
Coast Guard ends search for 33 missing crew members

...Wednesday for the missing crew members from a U.S. cargo ship that sank off the Bahamas during Hurricane Joaquin.Petty Officer Mark Barney said the search for survivors from the El Faro ended at 7 p.m.Earlier Wednesday, the Coast Guard broke...
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WWII-era tugboat sinks in Gastineau Channel

...time, Robinson had not responded to a phone message seeking comment. There was no indication that he was onboard.Petty Officer 2nd Class Brandon Daves, on duty Saturday evening at the Coast Guard Sector Juneau command center, said information...
'Missing' hikers found in tent

...was found at the Thane trailhead about 6 p.m. and searchers spread out to find the trio.Coast Guard spokesman Petty Officer 1st Class Kelly Parker said a Coast Guard Station Juneau small-boat crew transferred a ground team to the southeast...
Ex-cop, coastie accused of PFD fraud

...the past was stationed at Air Station Sitka, and most recently at Air Station Kodiak.U.S. Coast Guard spokesman Petty Officer Grant DeVuyst said Barela was re-assigned to Coast Guard Base Kodiak after the charges were filed. Barela was originally...
Rescuers hope for 'best-case scenario' for boys lost at sea

...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 survival...
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Search underway for 2 teens on fishing trip conference Monday evening, but that the decision was being reevaluated daily. Earlier in the day, Coast Guard Petty Officer Steve Lehmann said the search was going on under "the highest level of optimism." He declined to say how long it...
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