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Coast Guard Jayhawks flying in three SAR cases

Total of twelve boaters are the focus of Seward, Sitka, and Cordova area operations.

Woman testifies in Coast Guard court-martial

A court-martial is being held for a Coast Guard fireman charged with sexually assaulting a fellow Coast Guard petty officer.

Sightseeing cruise strikes rock, takes on water

About 70 people were rescued on Sunday from a sightseeing boat that struck a rock near Glacier Bay waters.

Floatplane occupants safe, brought back to Juneau

Floatplane occupants safe, brought back to JuneauTwo people were on board when a float's strut reportedly malfunctioned in Tracy Arm on Thursday.

Coast Guard catches up to illegal fishing vessel across the Pacific

The high-seas driftnetter the U.S. Coast Guard chased across the North Pacific Ocean has been turned over to Chinese Fishery Law Enforcement.

Interior Secretary Salazar plans tour of Alaska

Interior Secretary Ken Salazar is planning a three-day trip to Alaska. Salazar is preparing to decide whether to issue final drilling permits to Shell Oil, which hopes to drill exploratory wells this summer in the Chukchi and Beaufort seas.

Update: Mariner spotted by private helicopter

A boater who had been missing since Sunday in the Ketchikan area was found Wednesday just north of Knudson Cove.

US cutter pursues illegal fishing vessel across the Pacific

A Coast Guard cutter is off the coast of Japan, pursuing prosecution of an unregistered fishing vessel suspected of catching 40 tons of fish with an illegal high seas driftnet.

EPA reaches agreement with Alaska shipper on fuel standard

The federal government has reached agreement with one of Alaska's largest shipping companies, providing a conditional waiver for new fuel standards while Totem Ocean Trailer Express converts to cleaner-burning fuel.

Fishing boat sinks near Sitka AK; crew rescued

The Coast Guard says a 50-foot fishing vessel capsized and sank while pulling in loaded salmon nets but another nearby boat rescued all five of the stricken vessel's crew members.