The 9-11 Memorial Stair Climb commemorates the lives of the 343 firefighters lost in the twin towers on September 11th. Participants take a symbolic walk once a year in the shoes of the fallen, climbing 110 stories. Although Sitka’s tallest building is only seven stories high, the local fire department has found a way to bring this emerging tradition home.
A Coast Guard helicopter crew medevacked a 45-year-old man from the cruise ship Celebrity Solstice near Baranof Island on Monday (8-24-15).
That’s significantly less than the 7,000 gallons feared on Sunday. By Monday evening (8-17-15), much of the spill had been cleaned up or dispersed, and officials were hoping that a storm would help finish it off.
A storage tank at Sitka’s Jarvis Street Diesel Plant failed over the weekend, spilling an estimated 4,000 to 7,000 gallons of diesel into Sitka Sound near the mouth of Indian River.
Former Alaska Coast Guard Commander Thomas Ostebo takes over July 6 as CEO of the Cruise Lines International Association. He'll advocate for an industry he once regulated.
A Coast Guard helicopter crew rescued a hiker early Saturday morning (4-11-15) after she went missing from a lodge on Chichagof Island.
Ten days after the 80-foot fishing vessel and mail boat ran aground and sank just north of the Goddard hot springs, it is back afloat -- after a virtual alphabet soup of state and federal agencies and local companies worked together to salvage it.
The F/V Eyak ran aground near Calligan Island, just north of Goddard Hot Springs. Four people were rescued, including the Eyak's captain.
Twenty-one-year old Scott Kennedy was out hunting alone on Mt. Verstovia when he fell and his pistol discharged. The bullet lodged just above the knee. A helicopter from Coast Guard Air Station Sitka hoisted Kennedy aboard and delivered him to medical care.
An MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter from Air Station Sitka evacuated a 23-year-old man from a cruise ship near Glacier Bay on Thursday. The man, a crewmember on the ship, had come down with symptoms that looked like appendicitis.