Federal agency dings Shell for oil rig mishap in Arctic

...Harbor for a Seattle shipyard. The tow plan called for staying within 200 miles of the coast, allowing for easier search and rescue, despite the potential for rougher water.On Dec. 27, as sea swells reached 25 feet, the tow line broke. Within...
My Turn: Murkowski on Arctic ignorance: Let it go!

...The Arctic Council has also adopted two agreements in recent years to further cooperation and collaboration for search and rescue activities and oil spill response protocols.Despite the recent uptick in Russian aggression in the region, the...
Astronaut Steve Swanson's visit excites Ketchikan students

...visited the Coast Guard Base Ketchikan during their visit this past week, and Swanson went with local crews doing search and rescue training on a 45-foot fast response boat, Powers said."One of the highlights about coming to Alaska especially...
Police and Fire for May 21, 2015

...Tuesday, JPD responded to the 2000 block of Lemon Creek Road to assist a citizen with a report of damaged property.Search and rescue ? About 3:17 p.m. May 17, Alaska State Troopers were notified of lost hikers on West Glacier Trail. The two...
Coast Guard floats boating safety guide

...check on boat equipment requirements, among other things.The Juneau Coast Guard station responds to about 50 search-and-rescues a year, member Joshua Link said Tuesday. Very few of those are men overboard, he said. Of boating fatalities...
A new age of aid following Nepal quakes

...Juneau home, has raised more than $25,000. Fundraiser organizers have promised funds not needed directly for search and rescue for Dawn will go toward Nepal relief and recovery, which they believe will take years."The crowdfunding response...
Police blotter for Tuesday, May 19, 2015

...home in the 9900 block of Stephen Richards Memorial Drive.? At 9:04 a.m. Sunday, a blue backpack containing search and rescue gear was stolen from an unlocked vehicle in the 1400 block of Harbor Way. Contents included a headlamp, battery...
Ketchikan volunteer rescue group gets new labrador retriever

...asset to use when called out for search and rescue missions. However, unlike...step of becoming a certified search and rescue dog on April 26.Carol Towne...member of KVRS and has had two search and rescue dogs before Pace. Towne got...
Maritime Festival will bring familiar and new fun events.The festival will begin at 11 a.m., in Marine Park.One returning favorite is the Coast Guard's search and rescue demonstration, to be held in the channel at noon."People won't want to miss that." Juneau Economic Development...
Juneau resident raising money to seek mother in Nepal

...well, are raising money toward search and rescue efforts for their mother in...the family, and for further search and rescue efforts. If the money is not...cost of traveling to Nepal for search and rescue efforts will be high, the exchange...


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