USCG Foundation to Present Alaska Awards
The Coast Guard Foundation, a non-profit organization committed to the education and welfare of all Coast Guard members and their families, announced today that they will honor the men and women who serve on the U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Sycamorefor outstanding service to the 17th District and our nation. The Alaska Awards Dinner will be held at the Hotel Captain Cook in Anchorageon Wednesday, August 10, 2016. Admiral Paul F. Zukunft, commandant of the Coast Guard will deliver keynote remarks and RADM Michael McAllister, commander of the 17th Coast Guard District will also address attendees.
Alaska Juris Sinks, 46 People Rescued
The Fishing Company of Alaska, based in Renton, owns the 238-foot Alaska Juris that started sinking in the Bering Sea shortly before noon on Tuesday, says a report in Seattle Times. Forty-six crewmen from the Seattle-based fishing vessel Alaska Juris have been rescued from lifeboats near the Aleutians, but the fate of their trawler is unclear. There were no reports of any injuries as the crew members were transferred from life rafts to the merchant ships, in a fairly calm seas, Coast Guard Petty Officer Lauren Steenson said. Shortly after 9 p.m. Juneau time, the U.S.
Ailing Mariner Medevaced off Alaska
An ailing crewmember aboard the fishing vessel Seafreeze Alaska was medevaced approximately 195 miles north of Cold Bay, Alaska, Thursday. A Coast Guard Air Station Kodiak MH-65 Dolphin helicopter crew, deployed aboard the Coast Guard Cutter Midgett, hoisted the 21-year-old man, who reportedly lost consciousness for 45 minutes, and transferred him to awaiting Guardian Flight emergency medical personnel in Cold Bay. Coast Guard 17th District watchstanders were notified at approximately 7:45 a.m. by personnel at Health Force Partners of a medical situation aboard the Seafreeze Alaska.
Long Range Medevac Conducted 230 mi South of Cold Bay, Alaska
A Coast Guard Air Station Kodiak MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter crew medevaced an ailing mariner off the Matson cargo vessel Maunawili approximately 230 miles south of Cold Bay, Alaska, Thursday. The Jayhawk crew hoisted the 20-year-old man and transported him to an awaiting Guardian Flight in Cold Bay where he was flown to Anchorage for medical care. Watchstanders at Coast Guard 17th District received notification from Seattle Health Force Partners Wednesday night that a Maine Maritime Academy cadet aboard the 712-foot Maunawili was suffering from pneumonia and respiratory complications.
USCG Medevacs Fisherman near Cold Bay, Alaska
The Coast Guard medevaced a 36-year-old man from the 252-foot fishing vessel American Triumph approximately 92 miles north of Cold Bay, Alaska, Thursday. A Coast Guard Air Station Kodiak MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter crew forward deployed in Cold Bay safely hoisted the man and transported him to awaiting emergency medical services in Cold Bay. Watchstanders at the Coast Guard 17th District command center in Juneau were notified of the man’s injury by the crew of the American Triumph. It was reported two of the man's fingers were severed by a steel door.
USCG Provides SAR Planning Support to Korea
Coast Guard search and rescue crews were relieved by Republic of Korea assets on Saturday in their search for 26 crewmembers from the fishing vessel 501 Oryong that capsized Nov. 30, 2014, near Chukotka, Russia, in the Bering Sea. The Coast Guard completed more than 24 searches covering more than 4,576 square miles utilizing two cutters, two helicopters, and multiple airplanes. Coast Guard crews will continue to partner with the Republic of Korea to provide search and rescue planning support.
Gulf of Alaska Storm Rig Under Tow Again
Battling the storm a tug and a support vessel succeed in getting lines aboard the abandoned Shell drill rig 'Kulluk'. The crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Alex Haley returned to the Kulluk’s location Sunday evening, after repairing their fouled port propeller in Kodiak, and relieved the crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Spar as on scene commander. The crews of the response vessels Alert and Aiviq re-established the tow of the Kulluk Monday morning and plan on towing the mobile drill…
Annual Event Honors Coast Guard Heroes
The Coast Guard Foundation, a non-profit organization committed to the education, welfare and morale of all Coast Guard members and their families, announced the 2012 Coast Guard Foundation Award for Heroism will be presented to Coast Guard Air Station Kodiak, for its rescue of eleven people in January 2012, at the 32nd Annual Salute to the United States Coast Guard event on Thursday, October 11, 2012 in New York City. On January 24, 2012, Coast Guard Air Station Kodiak was called into action to assist mariners of the 58-foot fishing vessel…
This Day in Coast Guard History – May 7
1969: HC-130H CGNR 1453, stationed at Air Station Kodiak, flew over the geographic North Pole, becoming the first Coast Guard aircraft to do so. The aircraft commander was LCDR Melvin J. Hartman and the copilot was LT Larry Minor. The purpose of the flight was ice reconnaissance of a potential route for super tankers from the North Slope of Alaska to the east coast of the U.S. According to a summary of the flight published in the Commandant's Bulletin: "COAST GUARD AIRCRAFT FLIES AROUND THE WORLD NONSTOP.
USCG Medevacs Cargo Vessel Crew Member
Two Coast Guard Air Station Kodiak MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter crews conducted a medevac of a Filipino-crewman off the 656-ft Panamanian-flagged cargo vessel Stellar Harvest 200 miles southwest of Dutch Harbor Saturday at 9:25 a.m.on Feb. 14. Angelo Tomado, 30, reportedly suffered two broken arms when he fell 16 feet in a cargo hold Feb. 11. The master of the vessel contacted radio watchstanders at Communications Station Kodiak who relayed the request to search and rescue controllers at the Seventeenth Coast Guard District Command Center in Juneau.
USCG Searches for Man Over Board
The Coast Guard is searching for a 26-year-old Myanmarese crewmember reported to have fallen overboard from the 792-ft container ship Cap Gilbert approximately 450 miles south of Adak Island Jan. 25. The Coast Guard 17th District command center in Juneau was notified of the missing man at approximately 8:20 p.m. and issued an urgent marine information broadcast requesting the assistance of any vessels in the area. A Coast Guard HC-130 Hercules aircraft crew was launched at approximately 10:16 p.m. from Coast Guard Air Station Kodiak. The HC-130 aircraft arrived on scene at approximately 1 a.m.
Second Officer Medevaced from the Hoegh
A Coast Guard MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter crew safely completed the medevac of a 52-year old Filipino man from the motor vessel Hoegh Transit 250 miles southwest of Sitka about 6 a.m., Jan. Angelito Pelagio, the 2nd officer aboard the vessel, reportedly suffered a stroke after collapsing on watch and was vomiting and experiencing chest pains 400 miles southwest of Sitka. Coast Guard personnel were contacted the evening of Jan. 3 by the captain of the 590-ft vessel requesting the medevac of Pelagio.