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Hiker rescued after a long night

...coordinated effort with the State Troopers and Juneau Mountain Rescue," said Coast Guard Spokesman Petty Officer 3rd Class Walter Shinn. "It was a good ending to a coordinated rescue effort." The State Troopers reported that Hutchins' fall happened...
Volunteer extinguisher

Hundreds of feet of fire hose were covered by ice that grasped and froze them into a thick layer. Meanwhile, a fire garishly scorched an unoccupied store as the air temperature hovered around minus 12. The building was smoldering with paints, oils, chemicals and other flammable materials being consumed by the flames for an hour prior to the firefighters' arrival.
High winds lead to runaway boat

...said the increased winds really got the vessel moving faster and out of control around 1:15 p.m. Petty Officer Walter Shinn said once the wind picked up, the vessel lost anchor entirely and the Coast Guard eventually had to deploy a 47-foot...
Photos: Coast Guard organizations honor seniors

Chief Petty Officers Brent Reynolds, Michelle Jones and Jeffrey Schoknecht prepare to serve a meal to guests Sunday at the 2009 Senior Citizens Holiday Dinner sponsored by the Chief Warrant Officer's Association, Juneau Area Chief's Mess and Juneau Coast Guard Military Family Association. The event was held at the Alaska Native Brotherhood Hall.
Crew repairs engines on freighter in N. Pacific

...the Suryavir about 570 miles south of Alaska's Adak Island were called off the mission. Coast Guard Petty Officer Walter Shinn said the Coast Guard will be in radio contact with the 740-foot bulk cargo ship until it moors in Portland. No injuries...
Juneau Coast Guard member returns from Gulf Coast

MOBILE, Ala. - Coast Guard Public Affairs Specialist Third Class Walter Shinn recently returned from the Gulf Coast where he was supporting the oil recovery operations in the Gulf of Mexico. Shinn, whose...
Coast Guard answers vessel's distress call

...looking for a crew member reported to be overboard from a crab vessel Tuesday in the Bering Sea. Chief Petty Officer Walter Shinn said Tuesday that rescuers are searching a 28-square-mile area in water northwest of Cold Bay, or about 650 miles...
7 rescued from boat moored to oil platform

...Monarch began taking on water, the people on the boat were evacuated to the platform, said Coast Guard Petty Officer Walter Shinn. As a precaution, 14 people on the platform then were ferried to shore using the platform's helicopter, he said...
58-foot fishing boat runs aground on Akutan Island

...says a 58-foot fishing boat has run aground in the Aleutian Islands and is in danger of breaking up. Petty Officer Walter Shinn says the agency took a relayed mayday call at 4:38 a.m. Wednesday reporting that the Icy Mist, with four crew members...


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