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USCG Opening Temporary Base In Barrow

The Coast Guard is launching a temporary base in Barrow in a response to increased Arctic shipping.

Annual Coast Guard Buoy Round-up gets underway

Annual Coast Guard Buoy Round-up gets underwaySunday July 15, kicked off the 2012 Coast Guard Buoy Round-up held by the 17th Coast Guard District in Juneau. The event is a week long series of training exercises.

Bellingham oil rig project under federal scrutiny for storm safety

Bellingham oil rig project under federal scrutiny for storm safetyA drilling rig slated for use off Alaska’s North Slope is facing some serious scrutiny in Washington state. The Arctic Challenger is designed to stop oil spills from two other rigs. But officials say it needs a stronger design.

Japanese ship watched for oil, debris after being sunk

Japanese ship watched for oil, debris after being sunkThe Coast Guard is watching for fuel and debris from a derelict Japanese fishing vessel it sank off the coast of Southeast Alaska on Thursday.

Small pleasure craft rescued near Hoonah

It's the second rescue this week of a pleasure craft stranded in Southeast waters.