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Damaged Shell icebreaker arrives in Oregon for repairs

...emergency response equipment on site to cap a well in case of a leak. That equipment is aboard the Fennica.The missing safety equipment is called a capping stack, a roughly 30-foot-tall device that can be lowered onto a wellhead to stop gushing...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-07-26/damaged-shell-icebreaker-arrives-oregon
State
Shell gets permits for limited oil drilling in Arctic waters

...between drill sites to avoid significant effects on walrus. Shell's two sites are closer than that.The missing safety equipment is a capping stack, a roughly 30-foot-tall device that can be lowered onto a wellhead to stop gushing oil after...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-07-23/shell-gets-permits-limited-oil-drilling
State
Coast Guard rescues 4 from sinking vessel near Lituya Bay

...said Lt. Ben Neal, a pilot at Air Station Sitka. "Emergencies can occur at any time and having the right safety equipment is critical when operating in Alaska's extreme environment."All four mariners were reported in good condition...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2015-06-11/coast-guard-rescues-4-sinking-vessel-ne
Local
Coast Guard floats boating safety guide

...enough. He brought a whole "toolbox" of boating safety equipment to show Tuesday morning, including at least five...much as $200.A full list of recommended boating safety equipment can be found on the Alaska Office of Boating Safety...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2015-05-20/coast-guard-floats-boating-safety-guide
Local
USCG shares safe boating tips

...beacon and ensure it is registered with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.4. Check all required safety equipment to be sure it is in good working order. Vessel safety checks by the Coast Guard Auxiliary are free. Vessels that...

http://juneauempire.com/outdoors/2015-05-15/uscg-shares-safe-boating-tips
Outdoors
Ladders for ice rescues, not climbing

...have the other person pull the ladder and thereby pull the person out of the water So really, they're a piece of safety equipment."The Forest Service keeps one ladder by Nugget Falls near the face of the glacier, one by the ground floor visitor...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2014-12-30/ladders-ice-rescues-not-climbing
Local
USCG: Be a prepared boater in SE

...requires children 13 years of age and younger to wear a life jacket while out on the water.? Check all required safety equipment to be sure it is in good working order. The Coast Guard Auxiliary provides free vessel safety exams. Contact your...

http://juneauempire.com/outdoors/2014-05-09/uscg-be-prepared-boater-se
Outdoors
Faster, safer avalanche rescue work

...still about 90 percent of people are alive. At 35 minutes, only 30 percent of people are alive ... The primary safety equipment is always the transceiver."? Contact Outdoors reporter Mary Catharine Martin at maryc.martin@juneauempire...

http://juneauempire.com/outdoors/2014-02-28/faster-safer-avalanche-rescue-work
Outdoors
Laws prepares for Susitna 100 endurance run

...hydrocarbon versus low-fluorocarbon ski waxes. My friends and I built a one-of-a-kind pulk that will carry safety equipment. I learn how hypoglycemia feels, what my body needs for better performance and I run with the Smokin' Old Geezers...

http://juneauempire.com/sports/2014-02-10/laws-prepares-susitna-100-endurance-ru
Sports
Kids Don't Float program to reach 100,000 participants

...response to a high rate of child drowning deaths in Alaska, according to a state release.The program also provides safety equipment for kids. Kids Don't Float kiosks holding free loaner life jackets are located at major harbors and swimming areas...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2013-08-27/kids-dont-float-program-reach-100000-pa
Local

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