Tag Archives: Coast Guard

Coast Guard Flies Hunter Back to City

Kayla Desroches/KMXT The U.S. Coast Guard located a missing hunter Saturday. According to a Coast Guard press release, the 41-year-old touched base with his hunting party at about 5 p.m. Friday. He was supposed to meet his companions near Selief Bay on Raspberry Island. He didn’t show up. At about 7 p.m., the hunting group called the Alaska State Troopers ... Read More »

Coast Guard Cutter Crew Performs Medevac in Arctic Waters

Kayla Desroches/KMXT The U.S. Coast Guard medevac’d a man from a Chinese research vessel Saturday. According to a coast guard press release, crew from the Coast Guard cutter Alex Haley performed the medevac offshore from Nome. As stated in the press release, the Coast Guard received a request to send help to the vessel Xue Long, reporting a Chinese citizen ... Read More »

Coast Guard Medevacs Woman Southwest of Cold Bay

Kayla Desroches/KMXT The Coast Guard medevac’d a woman from a motor ship roughly 40 miles southwest of Cold Bay Saturday. According to a Coast Guard press release, Global Rescue personnel got a report that an 87-year-old woman on the vessel The World had symptoms of a heart attack. Global Rescue then relayed the message to Coast Guard watchstanders, who sent ... Read More »

Coast Guard Commanding Officer Moves Off Island

Jeff Westling. Kayla Desroches / KMXT Kayla Desroches/KMXT The Commanding Officer at U.S. Coast Guard Base Kodiak moved off island Thursday. Jeff Westling took over command in 2014 and had been in charge of mission support for all Alaska operations since then. He says his daily work schedule involved a lot of meetings. “When you run a large installation, you ... Read More »

Coast Guard Suspends Search for Two Missing People

Kayla Desroches/KMXT The Coast Guard has suspended its search for two people missing in Marmot Bay. According to a Coast Guard press release, at around 7:30 a.m. Thursday morning, watchstanders in Anchorage got a mayday from a good Samaritan vessel in Kodiak waters. The Miss Destinee had toppled following impact from a large wave. The good Samaritan vessel, El Caporal, reported ... Read More »

Two People Missing in Marmot Bay

Kayla Desroches/KMXT Two people are missing after a fishing vessel capsized in Marmot Bay. According to a Coast Guard press release, at around 7:30 a.m. Thursday morning, watchstanders in Anchorage got a mayday from a good Samaritan vessel in the area. The Miss Destinee had toppled following impact from a large wave. The good Samaritan vessel reported it had rescued ... Read More »

Coast Guard Rescues Toppled Pilot

Kayla Desroches/KMXT The Coast Guard rescued a pilot who had crashed northwest of Kodiak Sunday afternoon. According to a Coast Guard press release, the Anchorage sector got a mayday call from a pilot who had landed on Hallo Glacier Lake 75 miles from Kodiak. The pilot reported having set the plane down successfully on the frozen surface, but then tipping ... Read More »

One Dead in West Side Kodiak Lodge Fire – Update

Responders assess a fire at the Spirit of Alaska Wilderness Adventures lodge at the former Park’s Cannery near Uyak Bay on Kodiak Island, Alaska, June 2, 2016. The Coast Guard launched an MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter to assist with rescue efforts. U.S. Coast Guard photo. Jay Barrett/KMXT One person is confirmed dead and three injured in an early-morning fire at a ... Read More »

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