Thousands of vessels move through Alaska’s waters every year. If something goes awry, their cargo and fuel could end up in the ocean. Cleanup efforts for past groundings near Unalaska have proven difficult and costly. But how ready is the state for disaster?
The Coast Guard recently opened 20 new housing units on base Kodiak. The last neighborhood the Coast Guard built on the island was Aviation Hill between the late ’90s and 2003, said U.S. Coast Guard Cmdr. Brian Chambers, who heads the personnel department.
The widows of the two men murdered by a co-worker at Coast Guard Base Kodiak four years ago have filed a wrongful death lawsuit against the U.S. government. Nicola Belisle and Debora Hopkins, the wives and executors for their late husbands’…
A recently completed runway extension at the Kodiak Airport originally prompted environmental concerns among local groups and a tribal organization, but some members of the community now say they’re satisfied with the compromise that was reached.
Two hikers from Whitehorse got turned around on the Arctic Brotherhood Trail outside of Skagway on Tuesday evening. Members of the Skagway Volunteer Fire Department and the U.S. Coast Guard searched through the night. The hikers were located mid-morning Wednesday uninjured.