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Emergency contact information

If you are in need of immediate assistance contact the Coast Guard at:

  • 17th District command center: 907-463-2000
  • Local 911
  • Coast Guard on VHF-FM channel 16 (marine-band radio)
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Welcome #home to the crew of #USCG Cutter Douglas Munro who returned to Kodiak #Alaska yesterday after a 30-day pat… https://t.co/LWBIoepyyx
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A #USCG Air Station #Sitka MH-60 Jayhawk rescue #helicopter crew medevaced a 60-year-old male from a fishing vessel… https://t.co/c9t0ildHjx
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A Coast Guard Air Station #Sitka MH-60 Jayhawk rescue helicopter crew medevaced a 60-year-old male from a fishing vessel moored in Pybus Bay after he reportedly injured himself after falling. The man was transported to #Juneau where he was taken to higher medical care by awaiting EMS.
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Earlier today, a 45-foot Response Boat - Medium crew from Coast Guard Station #Ketchikan, towed a vessel with two p… https://t.co/zKP4TvyEtH
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Earlier today, a 45-foot Response Boat - Medium crew from Coast Guard Station #Ketchikan, towed a vessel with two people aboard to Bar Harbor after the vessel was reported disabled and drifting towards the rocks in the vicinity of Point Rock in the Tongass Narrows.
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#USCG Marine Safety Unit #Valdez oversees city and Alaska Department of Environmental Conservation personnel while… https://t.co/6SUA0wzfq4
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A member of Coast Guard Marine Safety Unit #Valdez oversees city and Alaska Department of Environmental Conservation personnel while they clean up an estimated 20 gallons of fuel that entered storm drain systems and drained into the Valdez Small Boat Harbor this morning. Oil absorbent pads and boom were strategically placed in the harbor to collect as much product as possible.
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Rear Adm. Matthew T. Bell Jr. swears-in Logan Holt into the U.S. Coast Guard at an enlistment ceremony Wednesday at the University of Alaska Southeast. Logan is the first recipient of the Coast Guard's College Student Pre-Commissioning Initiative Scholarship at UAS. Congratulations Logan! The scholarship provides two years of paid tuition, books and fees, and a $3,600 monthly salary after committing to serve as a commissioned officer in the Coast Guard. The Coast Guard's CSPI program at UAS began in October 2017. For more information visit: http://www.uas.alaska.edu/career_services/uscg_cspi_scholarship.html
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#MondayMotivation #USCG station #Valdez has some breathtaking views, wouldn't you agree? Check out this link!… https://t.co/X7boY5H4bz
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Happy #406Day! #EPIRBS generate a 406 MHZ signal that can bring #rescuers to you when you're in trouble on the wate… https://t.co/xzCUxn7y7u
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Happy #406Day! Today, and every day, we emphasize the importance of beacons, especially the importance of registering your beacons with National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)! For further information, visit beaconregistration.noaa.gov to register your emergency position indicating radio beacon or personal locator beacon! Having a functioning and registered EPIRB is critical for emergencies in Alaska! EPIRBS generate a 406 MHZ signal that can bring rescuers to you when you're in trouble on the water. Combined with the right personal safety gear and reliable communications, #EPIRBS and #PPIRBS are critical for helping the #CoastGuard locate you in a maritime emergency, when timing is everything. #D17 #USCG #CoastGuard #AlwaysReady #RegisteryourEPIRB #Planningiskey
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#SexualAssaultAwareness & #Prevention #Month “I would like to say that our Coast Guard has a responsibility to pro… https://t.co/W0THOgr32C
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April is #SexualAssaultAwareness & #Prevention #Month, and #Base #Kodiak kicked it off strong with an all hands cake-cutting ceremony, as well as command remarks from Cmdr. Daniel Rogers, the U.S. Coast Guard Base Kodiak Executive Officer, and Angela Erickson, the Seventeenth District Sexual Assault Response Coordinator, at Tsunami Lanes Bowling Alley, in Kodiak, Alaska, April 4, 2019. “I would like to say that our Coast Guard has a responsibility to provide a safe and professional environment," said Erickson. "If you cannot go to work and do your mission and feel safe then there obviously is a problem. We have professionals, subject matter experts, in the work life office who can help you. We are a very, very strong team of professionals who have a lot of combined experience and education to work whatever issue you have.” Thank you to Mrs. Erickson and all the #TeamKodiak members who made this event possible! #D17 #USCG #SAAPR #SAAPM #StrikeOutSexualAssault #ZeroTolerance
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#USCG #Sector #Juneau personnel hosted the first day of a 2-day #oil #spill response exercise in #Hawk #Inlet, near… https://t.co/eCZRtWxKFO
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Southeast Alaska Area Exercise 2019 U.S. Coast Guard Sector Juneau personnel hosted the first day of a two-day oil spill response exercise, in which the U.S. Coast Guard, NOAA Office of Oceanic and Atmospheric Research, Alaska Department of Environmental Conservation, Oldendorff Carriers, Hecla Greens Creek and the Southeast Alaska Petroleum Response Organization collaborated to execute a field deployment of spill response equipment around the simulated incident scene on the water in #Hawk #Inlet, near #Juneau, #Alaska, Wednesday. Participants responded to a fictional pollution event stemming from a vessel collision near Hawk Inlet on #Admiralty #Island. “This exercise will allow us to practice for a potential pollution event within Southeast Alaska waters and improve upon our response strategies,” said Kathy Hamblett, senior exercise controller for Coast Guard Sector Juneau. “The timing of this exercise, only two weeks after the 30th anniversary of the Exxon Valdez spill, provides excellent perspective for the importance of preparedness.” U.S. Coast Guard photos by Petty Officer 3rd Class Charles Long. #D17 #USCG #NOAA #ADEC #OilSpillResponse #Prevention #Ready #Relevant
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A #USCG #GreatLakes ice rescue team traveled to the #Arctic to teach & train #D17 members & #KotzebueFireDepartmenthttps://t.co/TYUHshZD2K
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Ice Rescue Training in the Arctic A U.S. Coast Guard Great Lakes ice rescue team traveled to the #Arctic to teach and train Seventeenth District members and #Kotzebue Fire Department personnel critical skills meant to increase response capabilities in the event of an ice rescue on frigid Alaskan waters! Some members that participated were part of a specialized ice rescue team at Coast Guard #Sector #Anchorage, while others traveled vast distances from #USCG #Station #Charlevoix, Michigan, to train and maintain the Coast Guard's long tradition of being #ready, #relevant and #responsive. U.S. Coast Guard photos by Chief Petty Officer Matthew Schofield. #D17 #USCG #IceRescueTraining #Alaska #Survivalskills
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Well done to the aircrew from U.S. Coast Guard Air Station Kodiak for hoisting a man suffering symptoms of a heart attack from a fishing vessel east of Kodiak last night! #USCG #Ready #Relevant #Responsive
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VIDEO available! #USCG #helicopter crew medevacs man suffering #heartattack #Symptoms east of #Kodiak #Alaska ! https://t.co/G7EkKCkuSE
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Welcome to the Seventeenth Coast Guard District

Mission:

We serve and safeguard the public, protect the environment and its resources, and defend the Nation’s interests in the Alaskan maritime region.  


During an average month, in the 17th District, the Coast Guard;

Saves 22 lives; assists 53 people; reports and investigates 25 marine casualties; performs 74 living marine resource boardings; responds to 22 pollution incidents; services 93 buoys and fixed aids to navigation; conducts 13 security boardings and 22 security patrols; performs 143 commercial fishing vessel safety exams; saves over $1.65 million in property; teaches 375 kids about life jacket wear; and performs 95 marine inspections.


Area of Responsibility

The 17th District encompasses over 3,853,500 sq. miles and over 47,300 miles of shoreline throughout Alaska and the Arctic.