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Cutter John McCormick Conducts Ops with Customs and Border Protection

Cutter John McCormick Conducts Ops with Customs and Border Protection

JUNEAU, Alaska – The crew of the Coast Guard Cutter John McCormick conducted joint customs operations with a Customs and Border Protection enforcement officer five miles offshore of Dixon Entrance Saturday. The purpose of the operation was to monitor the safety and security of mariners transiting the area…

House Passes Resolution on Proposed Plan for Offshore Lease Sales

House Passes Resolution on Proposed Plan for Offshore Lease Sales

Juneau-Wednesday, the Alaska House of Representatives passed House Resolution 6, weighing in on the 2019-2024 National Outer Continental Shelf Oil and Gas Leasing Draft Proposed Program. The current draft program calls for lease sales in 14 of the 15 planning areas in Alaska (there are a total of…

Coast Guard Medevacs Fisherman 60 Miles Southwest of Cold Bay

Coast Guard Medevacs Fisherman 60 Miles Southwest of Cold Bay

JUNEAU, Alaska – A Coast Guard Air Station Kodiak MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter crew medevaced a 25-year-old man from the 107-foot fishing vessel Bering Hunter approximately 60 miles south west of Cold Bay, Alaska, Thursday morning. The Jayhawk helicopter crew forward deployed to Cold Bay hoisted the man and…

Why are Pacific Cod Stocks Crashing?

Why are Pacific Cod Stocks Crashing?

“The status of Pacific cod is probably the biggest fishery issue facing Kodiak right now, with the quota…

Despite flooding, engine failure, U.S. icebreaker completes Antarctica operation

Despite flooding, engine failure, U.S. icebreaker completes Antarctica operation

MCMURDO STATION, Antarctica – The crew of U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Polar Star completed their mission Tuesday in…

Two Hunters in Swamped Boat Rescued by Wildlife Troopers and Hoonah Volunteers

Two Hunters in Swamped Boat Rescued by Wildlife Troopers and Hoonah Volunteers

Two Hoonah hunters were rescued from their swamped Boston Whaler in Icy Straits after they broke down on Saturday,…

Jayhawk Performs Three Lifts from Three Separate Vessels This Week

Jayhawk Performs Three Lifts from Three Separate Vessels This Week

The United States Coast Guard 17th District reported that the, performed three medevacs near Cold Bay this week,…

Good Samaritans Use Cellphone Flashlights to Assist USCG in Juneau Rescue

Good Samaritans Use Cellphone Flashlights to Assist USCG in Juneau Rescue

Petty Officer 2nd Class Nancy Emery, of the USCG-Juneau, credited people at the Taku Fisheries pier with assisting the…

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