Tag Archives: Coast Guard

Santa travels to Kodiak Villages

Elf Erin Simone hands James Nelson a gift at Port Lions Priority School in 2013. (Photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Diana Honings/Coast Guard/Flickr) Mitch Borden/KMXT Next week, Santa and some of his helpers will be dropping by villages around the Kodiak Archipelago with the help of the Coast Guard. The Santa to the Villages program has been around for ... Read More »

Coast Guard transports injured fisherman to St.Paul

MH-60 Jayhawk parked in Cold Bay. (Photo by Petty Officer 1st Class Charly Hengen/Coast Guard) Mitch Borden/KMXT Last week, the Coast Guard medevaced a man from a fishing vessel about 260 miles north of Cold Bay in 20 mph winds and 10 foot seas.  A MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter and its crew deployed from the Coast Guard forward operating base in ... Read More »

Coast Guard Opens Winter Base in Cold Bay

MH-60 Jayhawk parked in Cold Bay. (Photo by Petty Officer 1st Class Charly Hengen/Coast Guard) Mitch Borden/KMXT Early this week Coast Guard Air Station Kodiak opened up its forward operating base in the Aleutian community of Cold Bay. The base consists of one MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter and an aircrew. The facility is active from October to mid-March. Petty Officer Charly ... Read More »

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 »

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