Coast Guard rescues hunter near Sitka

...wife has been rescued from a mountain near Sitka.The Coast Guard conducted the rescue Wednesday.Petty Officer 1st...and she expected him back that day. Police contacted the Coast Guard for help Wednesday morning.Eggert says the man's...
Empire Editorial: Our need for more icebreakers keeps getting cold shoulder

...problem.A report commissioned by the Coast Guard in 2010 found that the service...Research Service report found.The Coast Guard needs to add to its icebreaking...missions in the Arctic, where the Coast Guard is America's leading service...
USCG petty officers accused of wasting game avoid criminal convictions

...James P. Houck, 42, District 17's Waterways Management Chief in Juneau and the former commanding officer of the Coast Guard Cutter Sycamore, was cited in September for illegally shooting a black bear rummaging through trash in his yard in...
Coast Guard Station Ketchikan gets two new boats

...those types of cases we'll be able to do so much better. ... These are the newest small boats in the fleet for the Coast Guard. They're very well-built, very well-designed for operating, especially here in Southeast Alaska."This...
Intense storm headed to Aleutian Islands

...storm could be one of the most intense to ever hit the North Pacific, weather service forecaster Brian Hurley said. The Coast Guard and Alaska state emergency responders were keeping a close eye on its strength.The system is expected to push cold...
My Turn: Ramp up US, Alaska's Arctic infrastructure

...maintained navigation aids along the northern coast of Alaska and only nine fixed aids exist north of the Bering Strait. The Coast Guard operates just two functioning icebreakers ? one of them, the USCGC Polar Star, seven years past its service life...
My Turn: Ready to Work for you

...District from Sunny Point to Berner's Bay. George came to Juneau to visit me in 2005 while I was stationed here with the Coast Guard. He quickly fell in love with Juneau's natural beauty and vibrant community. Except for the two years he served...
Sloshed row boater rescued from Gastineau Channel

...receiving 911 calls from people who heard the man's cries for help from the channel at about 1 a.m. Friday. The Coast Guard rescued the 43-year-old near the DIPAC salmon hatchery by 1:50 a.m. and took him to police officers waiting...
Empire Editorial: Thumbs up, Thumbs down

...the reasons for Alaska's uniqueness.Thumbs up to the Coast Guard. The U.S. Coast Guard cutter SPAR was supposed...running aground after losing power. It's good to see the Coast Guard helping our Canadian friends.Thumbs up to the ferry...
Smoke on the water

...explained Chief Petty Officer Kip Wadlow, spokesman for the Coast Guard in Alaska."Navigable waters" include any inlet...drug-related boardings in Alaska. During the same period, the Coast Guard conducted more than 2,000 fisheries-related boardings...


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