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Alaska's fishing fatalities dropping

...pace is on track for the 997 boardings conducted last year."These fishermen up here want to do the right thing," said Lt. Cmdr. Corrie Sergent of the Coast Guard's Alaska office of enforcement, but "it's a lot easier when there's someone looking...
Ferry Malaspina rescues one from sinking landing craft

...accounts from Marine Highway spokesman Jeremy Woodrow and Lt. Cmdr. Desmond James of the Royal Canadian Navy, the Malaspina rescued...The ferry picked up one person using their fast boat," Lt. Cmdr. Jones said. "That person was transported to the Canadian...
Sitka commander was prepared to drop charges

...the new Coast Guard admiral in Alaska. Cmdr. William Cameron testified Thursday in...the reasons for his conclusions. Lt. Cmdr. Anita Scott, a defense attorney, asked...about 114 feet. A Coast Guard prosecutor, Cmdr. Matthew Fay, maintained there is no...
News is scare them out of the downtown area and redirect them out into the fringes and the county as much as possible," said Cmdr. Scott Bailey.Sunnyside has a murderous crow problem.Every winter, the birds infest trees, wires and rooftops, making...
Coast Guard event looks back at freighter grounding

...The Selendang Ayu broke in half and spilled its cargo of soybeans and oil.At Coast Guard Base Kodiak last week, retired Lt. Cmdr. David Neel, who was flying the helicopter that crashed, talked to a roomful of Coast Guard about his experience that day...
Woman hanging on Shell ship since Friday ends drill protest

...their safety and that of others. He commended the Coast Guard and local law enforcement for de-escalating the incident.Lt. Cmdr. Justin Noggle, chief of enforcement at Coast Guard Sector Puget Sound, said Sunday that it is the agency's duty to promote...
Michigan hunter details his Alaska survival tale

...Guard official said it was remarkable that Knopps made it out alive."It's a testament to the human will to live," said Cmdr. Pete Melnick, operations officer at the Coast Guard Air Station in Sitka.Knopps, a longtime hunter who grew up in the Upper...
TB tests ordered for Sitka Coast Guard members

...alarm. There's no epidemic and no active cases of TB,'' Cmdr. Richard Stanchi, commanding officer of the air station told...but it indicates they were exposed to the respiratory disease. Cmdr. Sharon Ludwig, the Coast Guard's chief epidemiologist...
Diesel spill reported in Auke Bay

...spilled Tuesday morning from a fuel dock at a marina in Auke Bay, about 13 miles from downtown Juneau. U.S. Coast Guard Lt. Cmdr. Joe Paitl said a flexible hose connection in a pipeline burst about 9 a.m. at Andrew's Marina. A citizen reported the...
Cruise line, Coast Guard differ on waste disposal near the standand for drinking water and exceed new federal requirements for discharging in port. U.S. Coast Guard Lt. Cmdr. Joe Paitl said the vessel is not allowed to dispose of treated wastewater in port. A federal law approved late last year requires...


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