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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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Local, Coast Guard crews respond to report of people in the water near Duncan Canal, Alaska https://t.co/V4RwOs9qkT
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3 mariners are safe after being rescued, Friday, from a burning boat approximately two miles north of Ketchikan Air… https://t.co/maxiirxIN2
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#USCG closes portion of OSK dock in Nikiski, #Alaska, today. All operations on the north face of pier are suspende… https://t.co/nR6TixOGQy
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The #USCG is responding to 30-foot fishing vessel, Miss Kaycie, aground near University of Alaska Southeast campus… https://t.co/iQCI3bpS7g
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#USCG units throughout southcentral #Alaska hosted and conducted an information exchange with members of the Japan… https://t.co/GtutuDhkDG
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2 hikers, 2 dogs rescued by Coast Guard aircrew on Cupola Mountain in Sitka, Alaska Full story here:… https://t.co/rAiOyNyNS1
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#USCG Air Station Kodiak aircrews demobilize forward operating location in Kotzebue, Alaska, move to Utqiagvik Ful… https://t.co/vLvgmr76wM
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Capt. Stephen White of Sector Juneau gives boating safety tips and updates on recent #USCG search and rescue effort… https://t.co/R0WMHIJcaM
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#USCG Air Station Kodiak aircrew rescued a hunter after his vessel sunk in Three Saints Bay, Alaska… https://t.co/3xaR3Rt8b1
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#USCG members from Pacific Area units provide security during Arctic Expeditionary Capabilities Exercise 2019.… https://t.co/S7vent8kcf
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Our Valdez crews, as well as members of the Valdez Fire Department and @ValdezPolice, participated in a ceremony th… https://t.co/0r3fkDaJgD
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Yesterday, #USCG Base Kodiak's Rockmore-King Clinic staff were recognized as the Coast Guard's Health Care Facility… https://t.co/CiricHViUj
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Coast Guard Air Station Kodiak aircrew medevaced ANOTHER cruise ship passenger near Cordova, Alaska, Saturday. Clic… https://t.co/ki8wLMLsE6
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#USCG Air Station Sitka aircrew medically evacuated a cruise ship passenger near Glacier Bay #Alaska, yesterday:… https://t.co/FcKepa5Nac
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Saturday, a #USCG Air Station Sitka aircrew medevaced a 60YOM near Green's Creek Mine in Hawk Inlet. He was in an e… https://t.co/5u967jg4J3
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Coast Guard Air Station Kodiak aircrew medevacs cruise ship passenger near Hinchinbrook Island, Alaska:… https://t.co/tvBB19iLhN
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#USCG Petty Officer 3rd Class Frankie Lopez, a member assigned to the Coast Guard Cutter Chandeleur, was found dece… https://t.co/xkGi9lW0ZY
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Today, a #USCG Air Station Sitka aircrew lowered a swimmer and a P-6 pump to help dewater and plug a hole in an 18-… https://t.co/1d4HF8JHbq
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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.