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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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During training, a Coast Guard Air Station Sitka MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter crew made a remote landing at Cape Decisi… https://t.co/sT0RBxIesw
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Members from Coast Guard Aids to Navigation Team Sitka partnered with a Coast Guard Air Station Sitka aircrew to co… https://t.co/XEsnGDw3RR
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A Coast Guard Air Station Kodiak aircrew rescued the survivor of a bear attack, near Nome, Friday. For more info v… https://t.co/mgwySJACkd
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RT @USBPChiefBLW: Blaine Sector would like to give a huge thank you to D17 USCG for hosting us in Alaska! We look forward to our continued…
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Coast Guard Air Station Sitka aircrew rescues 3 from Chilkat River, Sunday See press release for full video and st… https://t.co/mfYK6I0VBl
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We can always count on Air Station Kodiak to deliver us our weekly dose of inspiration ✈️ #MotivationMonday https://t.co/ibWorLoP1B
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Coast Guard Cutter Liberty held change-of-command ceremony in Juneau, Tuesday. Capt. Darwin Jensen, Sector Juneau c… https://t.co/RsaVIlf0vG
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RT @USOAlaska: When you just can’t ‘bear’ not coming to the USO! Never a dull moment in Alaska! @the_USO #betheforce 🇺🇸🐻 https://t.co/crkk5…
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#TravelTuesday CGC Hickory is underway in support of the Bristol Bay commercial fishing season. Law enforcement tea… https://t.co/q6v9VI2Y4C
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#USCG inspectors recently returned to Anchorage after a 2-week deployment to Bristol Bay, #Alaska, in support of th… https://t.co/OJ2FYdF2rQ
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Welcome aboard Capt. Jensen! Farewell and following seas Capt. White! Capt. Darwin A. Jensen assumed command as th… https://t.co/l4jOwBLGKh
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ICYMI last week! #TrainingTuesday We recently teamed up with our sister service @USNavy to help keep Alaskan waters… https://t.co/rOmqXfn0G5
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#USCG Cutter Mustang switched gears after their tow case Saturday and jumped right into @OpDryWater ! They were hap… https://t.co/CPPLDvI8Zy
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Happy #4thofJuly ! A shout out to the crew of #USCG Cutter Mustang who battled 40-knot winds and 10-foot seas to re… https://t.co/P0NqKnJBkE
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Alcohol use is the leading known contributing factor in fatal boating accidents. Enjoy the weekend, but please don'… https://t.co/78X6yg1bom
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Have fun this weekend, and please look out for each other! The #USCG will be looking out for you as well. Boaters c… https://t.co/YZtbog3mAE
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The crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Alex Haley returned to homeport in Kodiak on Tuesday, following a 52-day Bering… https://t.co/LpDsQjg55k
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Air Station Kodiak helicopter crews conduct two search and rescue cases in less than 24 hours on Thursday! Coast Gu… https://t.co/dJYpFIEYwV
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Happy Birthday to the Coast Guard Auxiliary!! https://t.co/94yhpVWzXJ
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At 3 p.m. on Monday, a U.S. Coast Guard Air Station Sitka MH-60 Jayhawk helo aircrew medically evacuated a 65-year-old male from his home in Hyder, #Alaska, after the patient developed metal fume fatigue. This condition is also known as zinc oxide chloride poisoning, and occurred after the patient was reportedly welding in an enclosed space earlier in the week. The aircrew recovered the patient and transported him to awaiting EMS at Wolf Point in Ketchikan. #USCG ---------------------------------------------------- At approximately 2 a.m. on Tuesday, a U.S. Coast Guard Station Ketchikan boat crew aboard a 45-foot Response Boat-Medium, rescued a 56-year-old male who sustained a hip injury after falling into a deep hole on the shore of Carroll Inlet, which is located outside of Ketchikan. The male was with 3 other hikers. Station Ketchikan crew launched with local EMS, arrived on scene and transported the hiker to Ketchikan for further medical assistance.
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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.