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.
A Coastal Helicopters crew spotted the wreckage of a missing small plane Thursday afternoon in the Point Howard area between Juneau and Gustavus. A Juneau Mountain Rescue team later found the pilot's body at the crash site.
The Coast Guard and a commercial helicopter company are looking for a small plane that went missing between Juneau and Gustavus this morning.
The jet went into the North Pacific about 200-miles off the coast of Japan on Sunday.
The Coast Guard is relaxing certification standards for Shell’s oil spill containment barge. The company convinced regulators the Arctic Challenger should be considered a mobile unit. Among other things, that means its mooring system only needs to be able to weather a 10-year storm, as opposed to the more rigorous 100-year standard for fixed platforms.
The Coast Guard is launching a temporary base in Barrow in a response to increased Arctic shipping.
Sunday 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.
A 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.
The Coast Guard is watching for fuel and debris from a derelict Japanese fishing vessel it sank off the coast of Southeast Alaska on Thursday.
It's the second rescue this week of a pleasure craft stranded in Southeast waters.