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Tanker, cutter at work in Nome

...the 370-foot tanker Renda was working to ensure safety in the transfer of the fuel through the segmented hose, Coast Guard spokesman Kip Wadlow said in a telephone interview from Nome on Saturday night. Once crews created a suitable path for the...
Mother Nature, massive snowfall pounds local streets and budgets

...of the Healy, the U.S. Coast Guard icebreaker that cleared the way for the Renda, was not available, but a Coast Guard spokesman said the costs were already accounted for in its regular operating budget. Nome officials said the snow removal...
Alaskans respond to attacks with increased security, donations secretary for Gov. Tony Knowles. ''They are being allowed on a case-by-case basis,'' King said. A Coast Guard spokesman said the agency also has been authorized to fly in emergency or lifesaving situations. Jim Jager, forwarding...
Search continues for missing plane

...Juneau. Searchers discovered an oil sheen Thursday about 17 miles northwest of Juneau near Point Lena. However, a Coast Guard spokesman said this morning the sheen may have come from an old shipwreck. A sample was sent to Anchorage to determine if...
Vessel aground in Gulf of Alaska

...injuries or pollution resulting from the incident. ''Only the back part is on the mud. The rest is floating,'' Coast Guard spokesman Mark Hunt said. The vessel is carrying 176-thousand gallons of fuel. Absorbent boom was being placed around...
State scolds Escopeta for rig is now in compliance with its requirements. U.S. Coast Guard rules are also being complied with, a Coast Guard spokesman said.Escopeta had sought a waiver of the Jones Act arguing that no U.S.-built vessel was available at the...
Icebreaker, tanker being slowed by shifting ice

...Bering Sea is dramatically slowing a Russian tanker's mission to deliver fuel to an iced-in Alaska community. A Coast Guard spokesman said Monday that an icebreaker and a fuel tanker are encountering "some really dynamic ice" that is slowing the...
Winter piles on more snow for weather weary

...of 2 p.m. Thursday the tanker and the icebreaker were 46 miles from Nome and likely to arrive Friday, said Coast Guard spokesman David Mosley. The city missed its final pre-winter delivery of fuel by barge when a big storm swept the region...

...into another tank before it could leak into the sound. The ruptured tank held about 2,000 gallons of fuel.Coast Guard spokesman Petty Officer 1st Class Shawn Eggert said the ship was refloated at high tide and limp to Whittier under its own...
Coast Guard gives Petersburg basketball contingent free ride to Wrangell

...against Wrangell, its fiercest rival. It was the third straight year the Coast Guard has provided the service. Coast Guard spokesman Christopher Grisafe said it's a way of showing the community the Coast Guard is not around only during moments...


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