U.S. Coast Guard

An aircrew aboard an MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter makes an approach on their return to Coast Guard Air Station Kodiak, Alaska, June 5, 2019. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 1st Class Bradley Pigage.)

Petersburg man struggled to save companion in boating accident

One survivor held on to the other until he was rescued.

 

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 diagram of the whaleship Essex, homeported in Nantucket, Massachusetts, before she was sank by a whale in the Pacific. The diagram was drawn by Thomas Nickerson, a survivor of the wreck. (Courtesy photo | Nantucket Historical Association)

What Alaska can learn from the sinking of the Essex

The sea is merciless, but technology can be a lifesaver.

A diagram of the whaleship Essex, homeported in Nantucket, Massachusetts, before she was sank by a whale in the Pacific. The diagram was drawn by Thomas Nickerson, a survivor of the wreck. (Courtesy photo | Nantucket Historical Association)
Machinery Technician 2nd Class Anthony Delorenzo, Coast Guardsman stationed at Coast Guard Station Juneau, displays his tattoos Oct. 4, 2019. (Michael S. Lockett | Juneau Empire)
Machinery Technician 2nd Class Anthony Delorenzo, Coast Guardsman stationed at Coast Guard Station Juneau, displays his tattoos Oct. 4, 2019. (Michael S. Lockett | Juneau Empire)
Airman Dominik Vancini, front, and Aviation Boatswain’s Mate (Handling) 3rd Class Mariaah Romo-Cosgrove chock and chain an MH-65D, attached to Alaska Patrol Division of Air Station Kodiak, on the flight deck of San Antonio class amphibious transport dock ship USS Somerset (LPD 25) during Arctic Expeditionary Capabilities Exercise (AECE) 2019. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Jenna Dobson)
Airman Dominik Vancini, front, and Aviation Boatswain’s Mate (Handling) 3rd Class Mariaah Romo-Cosgrove chock and chain an MH-65D, attached to Alaska Patrol Division of Air Station Kodiak, on the flight deck of San Antonio class amphibious transport dock ship USS Somerset (LPD 25) during Arctic Expeditionary Capabilities Exercise (AECE) 2019. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Jenna Dobson)
A Capital City Fire/Rescue crew transports a cruise ship passenger off the Radiances of the Seas downtown on Tuesday, August 14, 2018. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)

Ship to shore: Juneau paramedics maintain care at sea

CCFR paramedics help out with at-sea medevacs.

A Capital City Fire/Rescue crew transports a cruise ship passenger off the Radiances of the Seas downtown on Tuesday, August 14, 2018. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)
The Ruby Princess is escorted by the U.S. Coast Guard into Juneau downtown harbor on Monday, April 30, 2018. The ship was the first of the season.
The Ruby Princess is escorted by the U.S. Coast Guard into Juneau downtown harbor on Monday, April 30, 2018. The ship was the first of the season.
The Ruby Princess is escorted by a U.S. Coast Guard 45 foot Response Boat-Medium into Juneau downtown harbor on Monday, April 30, 2018. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)

Moving target: How do you medevac embarked patients?

From ship to shore, the Coast Guard gets it done.

The Ruby Princess is escorted by a U.S. Coast Guard 45 foot Response Boat-Medium into Juneau downtown harbor on Monday, April 30, 2018. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)
Members of the U.S. Coast Guard, U.S.C.G Dive Team, U.S. Army Dive Team and the Canadian Coast Guard participate in the annual Buoy Tender Olympics at Station Juneau on Wednesday, Aug. 21, 2019. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)
Members of the U.S. Coast Guard, U.S.C.G Dive Team, U.S. Army Dive Team and the Canadian Coast Guard participate in the annual Buoy Tender Olympics at Station Juneau on Wednesday, Aug. 21, 2019. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)
DV1 Shawn Price, of the U.S. Army Dive Team fronts his team during the annual Buoy Tender Olympics at Station Juneau on Wednesday, Aug. 21, 2019. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)
DV1 Shawn Price, of the U.S. Army Dive Team fronts his team during the annual Buoy Tender Olympics at Station Juneau on Wednesday, Aug. 21, 2019. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)
Sgt. Cesar Rodriquez, left, and Sgt. Kenneth Byrd, of the U.S. Army’s 74th Engineer Dive Detachment check their gauges one last time before submerging on a project at the Don D. Statter Boat Harbor in Auke Bay on Friday, Aug. 16, 2019. Members of the U.S. Army’s 74th Engineer Dive Detachment and U.S. Coast Guard Regional Dive Locker West worked together to inspect and replace the bolts holding the harbor’s breakwater together. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)

Army-Coast Guard team-up is going down

Dive teams stage joint exercise in Alaska.

Sgt. Cesar Rodriquez, left, and Sgt. Kenneth Byrd, of the U.S. Army’s 74th Engineer Dive Detachment check their gauges one last time before submerging on a project at the Don D. Statter Boat Harbor in Auke Bay on Friday, Aug. 16, 2019. Members of the U.S. Army’s 74th Engineer Dive Detachment and U.S. Coast Guard Regional Dive Locker West worked together to inspect and replace the bolts holding the harbor’s breakwater together. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)

Coast Guard suspends search for overdue flight

Three Juneau residents were aboard medevac plane traveling from Anchorage to Kake.

Joe McCabe, a paralegal specialist with the NOAA General Counsel office, talks Wednesday, Jan. 9, 2019, about being being off work since the partial federal shutdown started on Saturday, Dec. 22, 2018. McCabe, 55, said he has always had work since he was 13. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)
Joe McCabe, a paralegal specialist with the NOAA General Counsel office, talks Wednesday, Jan. 9, 2019, about being being off work since the partial federal shutdown started on Saturday, Dec. 22, 2018. McCabe, 55, said he has always had work since he was 13. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)
Flags are raised on U.S. Coast Guard buoy tenders for reveille before the start of the Buoy Tender Olympics at Station Juneau on Aug. 22. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire File)
Flags are raised on U.S. Coast Guard buoy tenders for reveille before the start of the Buoy Tender Olympics at Station Juneau on Aug. 22. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire File)
The Douglas Bridge on Monday, Dec. 17, 2018. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)
The Douglas Bridge on Monday, Dec. 17, 2018. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)
The Herbert Glacier, located between the Herbert and Eagle Rivers about 30 miles from downtown Juneau, is pictured in November 2017. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire File)
                                 The Herbert Glacier, located between the Herbert and Eagle Rivers about 30 miles from downtown Juneau, is pictured in November 2017. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire File)
The Herbert Glacier, located between the Herbert and Eagle Rivers about 30 miles from downtown Juneau, is pictured in November 2017. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire File)
                                 The Herbert Glacier, located between the Herbert and Eagle Rivers about 30 miles from downtown Juneau, is pictured in November 2017. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire File)