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Icebreaker, tanker being slowed by shifting ice

...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...

...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 power...

...That intensified fears in Kiev that Moscow would send even more troops into the peninsula via that route.Border guard spokesman Sergei Astakhov said the Russians were demanding that Ukrainian soldiers and guards transfer their allegiance to Crimea's...
Three survive Anchorage plane crash

...Coordination Center picked up an emergency signal from the downed plane, said Staff Sgt. Jeff Wells, Alaska Air National Guard spokesman. A Civil Air Patrol aircraft on a training flight flew to the scene, Wells said, spotting three people walking...
Guard's involuntary deployment is first in state since WWII crew from the Guard's 210th Air Rescue Squadron began nearly two months ago, according to Maj. Mike Haller, Guard spokesman. It's unclear how many of the 150 rescuers were deployed to Kuwait and how many will remain in Alaska to handle...
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 of...
Vessel aground in Gulf of Alaska

...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 the...
Search continues for missing plane

...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 it...
Tanker, cutter at work in Nome

...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

...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 budget...


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