Tag Archives: U.S. Coast Guard

Coast Guard medevacs man from cruise ship

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.

A new commander for the Maple

Lt. Commander Michael Newell took over the Coast Guard Cutter Maple on Thursday. The Maple is his first command. (KCAW photo/Rachel Waldholz)Lt. Commander Michael Newell formally took charge of the Sitka-based Coast Guard cutter Maple today, in an Assumption-of-Command ceremony held on the ship. The Maple’s previous chief, Lt. Commander Fred Seaton, was relieved of command this fall, after the Coast Guard received reports of a “poor command climate."

VIDEO: Coast Guard helicopter rescues two near Kruzof Island

Screen Shot 2013-11-18 at 5.42.38 PMA Coast Guard helicopter rescued two hunters on Saturday after their skiff overturned near Sitka Point. The skiff apparently capsized after one of the two stepped out onto shore. A second man was left in the water, and managed to climb on top of the overturned boat. Coast Guard crew members filmed the rescue. To watch the video, click here:

Free safety exams for fishing vessels

boats2The U.S. Coast Guard is offering free safety exams to all commercial fishing vessels. The program is so fishermen can ensure their boats meet the current fishing regulations before the halibut and sablefish fisheries open in Alaska on Saturday, Mar. 23, 2013.

U.S. Coast Guard conducting at-sea safety checks

boats2The crew of the U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Naushon terminated the voyage of a fishing vessel near Sitka on Friday after finding several safety problems on board. The Naushon was on a routine patrol in the area.