A Coast Guard Station Juneau 45-foot Response Boat-Medium patrols Auke Bay during an exercise in 2018. (Lt. Brian Dykens / U.S. Coast Guard)

A Coast Guard Station Juneau 45-foot Response Boat-Medium patrols Auke Bay during an exercise in 2018. (Lt. Brian Dykens / U.S. Coast Guard)

Coast Guard updates Sector Juneau command center number

Those in distress should call 911.

Following an update to phone lines, (907)463-2980 will be the only number to reach the Coast Guard Sector Juneau command center, said a Coast Guard spokesperson.

Those in distress should hang up and immediately call 911, said Lt. j.g. Stephen Mueller in a news release. Sector Juneau is responsible for Coast Guard operations in Southeast Alaska, including more than 10,000 miles of shoreline and 2,000 islands, according to their official page.

• Contact reporter Michael S. Lockett at (757) 621-1197 or mlockett@juneauempire.com.

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