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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On this day in 1925, Congress authorized the Coast Guard to enforce Alaskan Game Law for the protection of game ani… https://t.co/n8kU8Uy9rm
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Remember I.C.E. when venturing out during winter. https://t.co/XlALvnCnPF
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This past month the Coast Guard Cutter Waesche crew conducted small boat training in beautiful Beaver Inlet, Alaska… https://t.co/vM2d1O461W
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#throwbackthursday 10 years ago today the U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Healy assisted the Russian tanker Renda transit t… https://t.co/Mx26UlNFdc
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Video/Photos available! Read about how the #USCG has observed firsthand, impacts of #climatechange to the landscape… https://t.co/Cb5G3DCV4G
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RT @NWSAnchorage: ⚠️Heads up Mariners⚠️ Widespread *HEAVY* freezing spray will occur Friday through Sunday in the Eastern Bering extending…
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In the last 2 days, #USCG has responded to 2 boat fires in Alaskan waters caused by portable space heaters. Unatte… https://t.co/g5x0AVti8S
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We were honored to host Dr. Victoria Herrmann, a climate change adaptation researcher & advocate, during her recen… https://t.co/iscoI4PdQt
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In these past couple of weeks Coast Guard Air Station Kodiak crew members and members of The Spouse's Association o… https://t.co/ybwqHQsvR1
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On this day in History: 1897 - The Overland Expedition, consisting of three officers from the Revenue Cutter Servic… https://t.co/GAYoN4U7TC
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Petty Officer 1st Class Allysia Helton was meritoriously advanced by Rear Adm. Nathan Moore at Coast Guard MSD Sitk… https://t.co/7d6focmsu0
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The crew of Coast Guard Cutter Waesche conducting small boat training near Beaver Inlet, Alaska, December 7, 2021.… https://t.co/02ctYeh4Yl
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The Coast Guard Cutter Cypress crew arrived in their new homeport on Sunday after transiting 7,600 nautical miles f… https://t.co/JRFpwifGJI
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#USCG Sector Anchorage recently celebrated Chiefs Call to Initiation (CCTI). CCTI is not a mandatory process for pr… https://t.co/UFr8UxZezl
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RT @AKForestService: Over 300 ornaments, a tribal blessing & 200 miles of travel bring holiday cheer to the Capital! https://t.co/6KrlUhxHR…
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Happy Birthday to U.S. Navy Chaplains. They strengthen the spiritual readiness of Sailors, Marines, and Coast Guard… https://t.co/Bwk4Wmh7vM
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In Alaska having up to date survival gear can be the difference between life and death. U.S. Coast Guard graphic o… https://t.co/0tO53oMzMf
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President Biden virtually met with members at U.S. Coast Guard Air Station Kodiak and other service members to wish… https://t.co/mtjl3R01nb
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Today before sunrise, a U.S. Coast Guard Air Station Kodiak helicopter crew rescued three stranded hunters from Pop… https://t.co/CDFkNz13mR
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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.