Coast Guard

Kodiak Air Station helo crew medevacs man from False Pass

  71-year-old man in cardiac arrest medevaced He and son taken from False Pass to Cold Bay MH-65 crew ‘continues its medevac streak’   Coast Guard Air Station helicopter medevaced 71-year-old man and son from False Pass to Cold Bay. PHOTO: CG 17th District Facebook Page. A Kodiak Air Station helicopter crew medevaced a 71-year-old man suffering cardiac distress on …

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Alex Haley joins National Guard and Maritime Security team in training off Kodiak

“So many moving parts” as different teams work together   This post was taken from the Coast Guard Alaska Facebook page and is posted here in its entirety.   “I found this experience to be interesting on multiple levels,” said Ensign Jacob Ricci, an officer of the deck aboard the Coast Guard Cutter Alex Haley. “It was really impressive to …

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Coast Guard helo crew and CGC Midgett medevacs fourth person in one week

  Man lifted from 210-foot F/V Ocean Rover northwest of Cold Bay 57-year-old had injured finger   Coast Guard press release posted as received.   Coast Guard Air Station Kodiak MH-65 Dolphin helicopter crew with the crewman they medevaced off F/V Ocean Rover. PHOTO: CG 17th District Facebook page. ANCHORAGE, Alaska — The Coast Guard medevaced a man from a fishing …

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Coast Guard report on F/V Destination cites mistakes leading to loss of six crewmembers

Crabber capsized two years ago in Bering Sea Four primary factors contributed to ‘vulnerable condition’ Stability issues, improper loading, getting underway in freezing conditions, and crew fatigue   Story by Laura Kraegel at KUCB in Unalaska The U.S. Coast Guard is considering civil penalties against the owners of the F/V Destination — the crab boat that capsized two years ago …

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Landing Craft refloated in ‘best case scenario for all involved’

Coast Guard verifies the Don Quixote was refloated without incident MH-60 Jayhawk overflight found now sheening or discharge Investigation continues into cause of grounding   The 76-foot landing craft Don Quixote off Cape Kuliuk. PHOTO: From CG video. Following is a Coast Guard press release printed as received.   KODIAK, Alaska — The Coast Guard verified the refloating of the landing …

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Medevac Number Three in Four Days for Cutter Midgett and Air Station Kodiak

Woman suffering respiratory infection Lifted off F/V Golden Alaska   The Coast Guard Air Station MH-65 Dolphin crew forward deployed to the Coast Guard Cutter Midgett has been busy this week out on the fishing grounds near Cold Bay.   Medevac off F/V Golden Alaska on Thursday. Photo: USCG. Following is a press release printed as received from the Coast …

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Coast Guard monitoring vessel grounded off Cape Kuliuk

Landing craft with two onboard intentionally grounded CG Air Station Kodiak responded with two helos and C-130 Vessel could have up to 2,000 gallons of fuel oil   A 76-foot landing craft intentionally was intentionally grounded by its operator on Tuesday after it began taking on water near Cape Kuliuk. The 76-foot landing craft Don Quixote off Cape Kuliuk. PHOTO: …

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Coast Guard drug bust leads to more than a dozen charged or disciplined

12 face criminal proceedings for alleged illicit drug activity Six additional were disciplined, face separation from service Spokesman said at no time was CG’s mission compromised   A major drug investigation last fall involving the Coast Guard units in Kodiak has led to more than a dozen active duty members being charged or disciplined for alleged illicit drug activity. Uniform …

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