Boating

Lt. Cmdr. Scott Shields, a Coast Guard officer stationed in Juneau, flips a small boat during a boating safety training class at the Augustus Brown Swimming Pool on Tuesday, Nov. 19, 2019. The class will qualify the members to teach students around the state about the use and importance of life vests. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)
Lt. Cmdr. Scott Shields, a Coast Guard officer stationed in Juneau, flips a small boat during a boating safety training class at the Augustus Brown Swimming Pool on Tuesday, Nov. 19, 2019. The class will qualify the members to teach students around the state about the use and importance of life vests. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)
A U.S. Coast Guard Station Juneau small-boat crew examines the mast of the sunken 94-foot tugboat Challenger, Sept. 12, 2015 in Gastineau Channel. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire File)

USCG experiencing emergency radio outages in Alaska

The Coast Guard’s emergency VHF channels are under repair.

A U.S. Coast Guard Station Juneau small-boat crew examines the mast of the sunken 94-foot tugboat Challenger, Sept. 12, 2015 in Gastineau Channel. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire File)
Fishing boats stream out of Don D. Statter Boat Harbor in Auke Bay at the start of the Golden North Salmon Derby on Friday, Aug. 23, 2019. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)
Fishing boats stream out of Don D. Statter Boat Harbor in Auke Bay at the start of the Golden North Salmon Derby on Friday, Aug. 23, 2019. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)
Abandoned tugboat problem likely to linger

Abandoned tugboat problem likely to linger

“Maybe a giant eagle will fix it.”

Abandoned tugboat problem likely to linger