Tag Archives: Cold Bay

Coast Guard medevacs man near Cold Bay

MH-60 Jayhawk parked in Cold Bay. (Photo by Petty Officer 1st Class Charly Hengen/Coast Guard) Mitch Borden/KMXT Last Thursday morning, the captain of the fishing vessel Bering Hunter requested a medevac from the Coast Guard for a 25-year-old man on the crew. An MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter and its crew were deployed and found the ship 60 miles southwest of Cold ... Read More »

Coast Guard medevacs man near Cold Bay

MH-60 Jayhawk parked in Cold Bay. (Photo by Petty Officer 1st Class Charly Hengen/Coast Guard) Mitch Borden/KMXT On Sunday morning(1/28), a Coast Guard aircrew flew an MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter 70 miles west of Cold Bay to medevac a 59-year-old man from the fishing vessel Ocean Rover.  The aircrew and helicopter were forward deployed to Cold Bay from air station Kodiak. ... Read More »

Coast Guard Hoists Crewman After Fall

Screencap of rescue video. Coast guard hoisting crewman. (Courtesy of U.S. Coast Guard) Kayla Desroches/KMXT Coast Guard Air Station Kodiak opened its forward operating location in Cold Bay last week. The annual assignment shortens the response time to incidents at sea, like one that happened Thursday. According to a Coast Guard press release, a crewman on a vessel southeast of ... 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 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 Medevacs Fisherman North of Cold Bay

Kayla Desroches/KMXT The Coast Guard medevac’d a man from a vessel 60 nautical miles north of Cold Bay Thursday afternoon. A crewmember aboard the fishing vessel American Dynasty was suffering from symptoms of appendicitis, and watchstanders sent a rescue team from Coast Guard Air Station Kodiak to the location. Once there, the Kodiak MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter crew hoisted and transported ... Read More »

Air Station Kodiak Crews Keep Busy Out of Cold Bay

A pair of Air Station Kodiak helicopter crews were busy yesterday with emergency medical hoists from ships in Alaska waters. The Coast Guard aircrews forward deployed to Cold Bay for the fishing season medevac’d an 80-year-old woman and a 34-year-old male during separate cases. Early Wednesday Coast Guard watchstanders received a report from the cruise ship Sun Princess that a ... Read More »

Gifford Takes Aleutians East Borough Job

Lauren Rosenthal/KUCB The Aleutian East Borough has hired a new administrator, and he’s someone Kodiak residents know well. Rick Gifford, who left his job as Kodiak Island Borough Manager after seven years, took over the job for Aleutians East last month. He will stay in Anchorage while administering the borough, which includes Akutan, False Pass, Cold Bay, Nelson Lagoon, King ... Read More »

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