Coast Guard

Coast Guard Cutter Alex Haley returns to Kodiak

The U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Alex Haley is back in Kodiak after 45 days patrolling the Bering Sea. The cutter’s escapades include responding to fires on the Genius Star XI outside of Dutch Harbor. According to a Jan. 30 Coast Guard press release, the cargo ship was transporting lithium ion batteries.  Alex Haley also towed a vessel adrift near Amchitka …

Read More »

‘Alaska Rose’ presumed to have sunk after Coast Guard and Good Samaritan vessel rescue crew

A fishing vessel capsized offshore from Chiniak yesterday, requiring the Coast Guard [USCG] to send a rescue crew. No fatalities were reported. Weather conditions at the time included 30 knot winds and eight foot seas. According to a Coast Guard statement, the Alaska Rose, a 46-foot-fishing vessel, reported that they were taking on water two miles northeast of Chiniak Island …

Read More »

Coast Guard tows boat stranded in the Bering Sea over a hundred miles to port

The Coast Guard Cutter Alex Haley started the year by towing a fishing vessel in distress to Adak on Monday.  The crew of the Aleutian No. 1, a 127-foot boat, reported to Watchstanders on Dec. 28 that its propeller was stuck after getting caught on some fishing gear. That left the vessel adrift in the middle of the Bering Sea.  …

Read More »

Coast Guard rescue crews responded to 5 incidents across the state last weekend

It’s been a busy weekend for the Coast Guard. Rescue teams from across the state responded to five calls for help over the weekend. Teams operated rescues for fishing vessels, a cruise ship, and a stranding.  The factory trawling vessel Northern Eagle was the first boat to require assistance on Friday morning.  A press release from the U.S. Coast Guard …

Read More »

State files charges against vessel for illegal bottom trawling near Kodiak

The State of Alaska has filed criminal misdemeanor charges against a vessel operator caught illegally trawling near the south end of Kodiak Island, according to a press release filed by the U.S. Coast Guard.  The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s Office of Law Enforcement tipped the Coast Guard and Alaska Wildlife Troopers that a ship was allegedly using non-pelagic, or …

Read More »

Gubernatorial candidates visit Kodiak ahead of the primary and talk about where they stand on local issues

Governor Walker and Heidi Drygas visit crab fest. Photo courtesy of the Walker-Drygas campaign. Listen to this story; Editor’s Note: KMXT will interview gubernatorial candidates when they campaign in Kodiak. You can find more information about the August special election, primaries and candidates for all races here. Election season is underway for Alaska’s race for governor; former governor and nonpartisan …

Read More »