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Saturday, February 22, 2020

Sector Juneau News

Windstar Cruises Appoints Inman as Director

New expert hire reflects that traveler safety is at the forefront for the cruise line. Windstar Cruises has announced that they are welcoming seafaring safety specialist Michael Inman as the newest member of the boutique cruise line’s highly accredited leadership team. Bringing with him a diverse spectrum of experience from both the U.S. Coast Guard and the cruise industry, Inman will report directly to Windstar President John Delaney and work alongside fleet and technical operations officials to further maintain and enhance the luxury line’s high standards for safety and traveler welfare.

A Coast Guard Air Station Sitka MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter crew medevacs an injured hunter after he was mauled by a bear while hunting on Admiralty Island near Juneau, Alaska, Sept. 23, 2016. Photo USCG

USCG Medevacs Hunter Mauled by Bear near Juneau, Alaska

A Coast Guard Air Station Sitka MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter crew medevaced a 57-year-old hunter after he was mauled by a bear while hunting on Admiralty Island near Juneau Friday. The aircrew hoisted the hunter and transferred him to local emergency medical services personnel in Juneau. Coast Guard Sector Juneau command center watchstanders were notified at 11:27 p.m. Thursday by a crewmember from the vessel Sultana that a bear had mauled a member of their hunting party. The hunter was reported to have multiple puncture wounds. Watchstanders launched the Jayhawk aircrew to the scene.

Coast Guard Rescue Woman

USCG Rescue Woman Near Tongass Narrows, Alaska

The Coast Guard assisted a 26-year-old woman from Metlakatla, Alaska, who was reported to have fallen out of her canoe and swam to shore near Tongass Narrows, Sunday. A Station Ketchikan 25-foot Response Boat – Small crew picked up the survivor and transferred to her family in Annette Bay. Coast Guard Station Ketchikan watchstanders were notified by Ketchikan Police Department that a woman had fallen out of her canoe near South Pennock Island in Tongass Narrows and was able to make it to shore but was stranded.

Cutter Chandeleur: Photo credit USCG

Coast Guard Transfer Cutter to Alaska Station

The 110-foot Island Class Patrol Boat 'Chandeleur' moved from Miami to Juneau, Alaska to help support regional response capabilities. The Chandeleur, commissioned in 1988, is the newest cutter assigned to the Coast Guard 17th District and recently underwent a significant modernization and maintenance period at the Coast Guard Yard in Baltimore, Md. The maintenance period included the replacement of hull plating, tanks, piping, and electrical wiring; renewal of decks; rehabilitation of berthing spaces, and installation of new prototype equipment such as switchboards and generator sets.

Multiple Agencies Respond to Glacier Bay Grounding

The Coast Guard, National Park Service, and Good Samaritans assisted 76 people from a sightseeing vessel taking on water in Glacier Bay, Sunday. The Coast Guard, the National Park Service, and the Holland America cruise ship Volendam responded to a report from the 79-foot sightseeing vessel Baranof Wind after it reportedly struck a rock and started taking on water in Glacier Bay. The Coast Guard launched an Air Station Sitka MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter crew with a dewatering pump and diverted the Coast Guard Cutter Anacapa to assist the Baranof Wind crew.