U.S. Coast Guard

The Coast Guard Cutter Douglas Munro sails past Margerie Glacier in Glacier Bay National Park, Alaska, July 15, 2018. The Douglas Munro crew assisted the Glacier Bay National Park Service personnel in rescuing four people whose kayaks overturned in rough waters, but all four people made it to shore. (U.S. Coast Guard | Courtesy Photo)

Four kayakers survive after boats overturn in Glacier Bay

It was a busy weekend for Coast Guard personnel in Glacier Bay National Park and Preserve, as responders helped rescue two hikers and four kayakers… Continue reading

The Coast Guard Cutter Douglas Munro sails past Margerie Glacier in Glacier Bay National Park, Alaska, July 15, 2018. The Douglas Munro crew assisted the Glacier Bay National Park Service personnel in rescuing four people whose kayaks overturned in rough waters, but all four people made it to shore. (U.S. Coast Guard | Courtesy Photo)

Coast Guard asks for opinions on Gastineau Channel

The U.S. Coast Guard is asking mariners for their opinions on Gastineau Channel. Coast Guard Sector Juneau has created an online survey to judge how… Continue reading

Coast Guard reports busy Friday with twin Southeast medevacs

Coast Guard Air Station Sitka reported a busy morning with a pair of medevacs from unrelated medical emergencies in Southeast Alaska. According to Coast Guard… Continue reading

A boatcrew from Coast Guard Station Juneau, sets a life ring in the water prior to the survival swim relay during the Buoy Tender Roundup Olympics at Coast Guard Station Juneau on Wednesday. This year’s roundup included eight U.S. Coast Guard and Canadian buoy tenders, stationed throughout Alaska and the Pacific Northwest. (Petty Officer 1st Class Jon-Paul Rios | U.S. Coast Guard)

Coast Guardsmen gather for Buoy Tender Olympics at Station Juneau

The crews of seven U.S. Coast Guard buoy tenders and one Canadian vessel have gathered at Coast Guard Station Juneau for a week of training… Continue reading

A boatcrew from Coast Guard Station Juneau, sets a life ring in the water prior to the survival swim relay during the Buoy Tender Roundup Olympics at Coast Guard Station Juneau on Wednesday. This year’s roundup included eight U.S. Coast Guard and Canadian buoy tenders, stationed throughout Alaska and the Pacific Northwest. (Petty Officer 1st Class Jon-Paul Rios | U.S. Coast Guard)
Coast Guard nixes idea of ride-sharing for boats

Coast Guard nixes idea of ride-sharing for boats

Uber and Lyft can take you to the beach. Don’t count on them for rides beyond the tideline. That’s the word from the U.S. Coast… Continue reading

Coast Guard nixes idea of ride-sharing for boats
Rear Admiral Michael McAllister, Commander of the U.S. Coast Guard’s 17th District, speaks to the Juneau Chamber of Commerce at the Moose Lodge on Thursday, July 20, 2017. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)

Admiral: Juneau in running to host new Coast Guard cutter

The head of the U.S. Coast Guard in Alaska said Thursday that Alaska’s capital may host a new cutter. Rear Adm. Michael McAllister told the… Continue reading

Rear Admiral Michael McAllister, Commander of the U.S. Coast Guard’s 17th District, speaks to the Juneau Chamber of Commerce at the Moose Lodge on Thursday, July 20, 2017. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)