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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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#CoastGuard #Jayhawk helicopter crew assisted @GlacierBayNPS, in rescuing two hikers, yesterday. The crew hoisted… https://t.co/prEPvRgSVl
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Today, the crew formerly assigned to the Coast Guard Cutter Maple became one of the few crews to have circumnavigated North America after taking the Maple via the Northwest Passage to the Coast Guard Yard in #Baltimore, #Maryland, and returning aboard the Coast Guard Cutter Kukui via the #Panama Canal. After a year-long overhaul, the cutter Kukui, previously homeported in Honolulu, Hawaii, takes the place of the cutter Maple in #Sitka, #Alaska.
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#ICYMI Tuesday, #CoastGuard ATON Team Kodiak boatcrew members conducted #droptraining with an Air Station Kodiak HC… https://t.co/Vn1Y3USeyf
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#ICYMI On Tuesday, Coast Guard Aids to Navigation Team Kodiak boatcrew members conducted drop training with a U.S. Coast Guard Air Station Kodiak HC-130 Hercules aircrew in #Kodiak, #Alaska. Drop training is conducted for a number of reasons, one being to simulate dropping supplies to survivors in an actual rescue. It's also crucial for maintaining the pilot's accuracy in hitting a target the size of a car, while flying at speeds of over 100 mph in typically bad weather conditions. #D17 #USCG #ATONTeam #Hercules #Aviation #Boatcrewlife #Droptraining
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Please RT - in this video, the Air Station Sitka helicopter crew hoists the 11 survivors to safety after the float… https://t.co/IKba4zhSQf
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A U.S. Coast Guard Air Station Sitka MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter crew hoists 11 people from the crash site of a downed float plane on Mount Jumbo, on Prince of Wales Island, Alaska, July 10, 2018. The Coast Guard, Ketchikan Volunteer Rescue Squad personnel and Alaska State Troopers coordinated the rescue of 11 people who survived a plane crash at 2,000 feet in elevation on the side of Mount Jumbo, 39 miles south southwest of Ketchikan, Alaska. U.S. Coast Guard video by Air Station Sitka.
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The Coast Guard is replacing its 25-foot Response Boat —Small fleet with upgraded models to provide stations with high-speed, easily deployable platforms needed to execute a full range of Coast Guard missions close to shore. Yesterday, a boat crew from Coast Guard Station #Juneau, #Alaska, tested the capabilities of their newest asset, the 29-foot Response Boat — Small II. The RB-S II was designed with an increased emphasis on ergonomics and crew comfort.
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Low visibility conditions didn't stop an #AirStation #Sitka #Jayhawk crew from rescuing 11 from a downed aircraft o… https://t.co/Pi2NUTNyMJ
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As you can see from some of these photos, the visibility conditions were very low during the rescue of 11 people from the downed aircraft on Mount Jumbo, on Prince of Wales Island. Thank you again to Ketchikan Volunteer Rescue Squad personnel for assisting with this rescue. The coordinated efforts from all involved showcases how Alaskans come together to help each other out when needed! #USCG #CoastGuard #SearchandRescue #Ketchikan #Alaska #Sitka
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#ThisJustIn-Shown in the photo is a #USCG Air Station #Sitka #rescueswimmer (bright orange suit) assessing some of… https://t.co/nd2fgycXGD
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#ThisJustIn - Shown in the photo is a U.S. Coast Guard Air Station Sitka aviation survival technician (bright orange suit) assessing some of the crash survivors from the plane crash on Mt. Jumbo, 39 miles south southwest of Ketchikan. Thankfully, all 11 people aboard the aircraft survived. A big thanks to Ketchikan Volunteer Rescue Squad for assisting in this response! #USCG #CoastGuard #Ketchikan #Rescue #Alaska
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#ThisJustIn - We are very thankful that all 11 people survived the plane crash 39 miles south southwest of Ketchik… https://t.co/fP77gPnpiW
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#ThisJustIn - We are very thankful that all 11 people survived the plane crash 39 miles south southwest of Ketchikan. And thank you to the Ketchikan Volunteer Rescue Squad for being available to assist. To find out more details, click the link below. <a href="https://content.govdelivery.com/accounts/USDHSCG/bulletins/1fdaa19?reqfrom=share" target="_blank">https://content.govdelivery.com/accounts/USDHSCG/bulletins/1fdaa19?reqfrom=share</a> #D17 #USCG #Alaska #Ketchikan #AlwaysReady
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#Update - All 11 people were taken by a #USCG #CoastGuard Air Station #Sitka Jayhawk helicopter to a staging area w… https://t.co/hWG9y16fBf
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#Update - All 11 people were taken by a U.S. Coast Guard Air Station Sitka Jayhawk helicopter to a staging area where they will be taken to Ketchikan. For those whose injuries are needing immediate medical treatment, a contracted helicopter will take them directly to the Ketchikan Medical Center. #USCG #CoastGuard #Rescue #Ketchikan #Alaska
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#Update - It was reported that 11 people from the plane crash are alive, but have injuries. Extent of their injurie… https://t.co/ZPrtfmCBis
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#Update - It was reported that the 11 people from the plane crash are alive, but have injuries. We do not know the extent of their injuries. The two U.S. Coast Guard Air Station Sitka helicopter crews continue to search and six Ketchikan Volunteer Rescue Squad helicopters with emergency medical personnel are standing by to assist once the people are located. #USCG #CoastGuard #Alaska
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#Update: The two Coast Guard Air Station Sitka Jayhawk helicopter crews are on scene searching for the plane with 1… https://t.co/PifFqLMceA
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#Update: The two Coast Guard Air Station Sitka Jayhawk helicopter crews are on scene searching for the plane with 11 people aboard. Weather on scene is 1/4 mile visibility. #BreakingNews #Ketchikan #Sitka #Alaska #SearchandRescue
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#BreakingNews - 2 #USCG Air Station #Sitka Jayhawk helicopter crews are responding to a report of a plane crash wit… https://t.co/cfKHyNEwPP
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#BreakingNews - Two U.S. Coast Guard Air Station Sitka Jayhawk helicopter crews are responding to a report of a plane crash with 11 people aboard 39 miles south southwest of Ketchikan near Hetta Inlet, 2,000 feet in elevation on Mount Jumbo. We’ll keep you updated as we learn more information. #AlwaysReady #USCG #CoastGuard #SAR
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A #USCG Air Station #Kodiak MH-65 crew attended #ArcticThunder 2018. A great way to showcase a Dolphin helo & talk… https://t.co/6nwLGf8Sys
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#MissionMonday - Recently, an U.S. Coast Guard Air Station Kodiak MH-65 helicopter crew attended Alaska Air Show Association Arctic Thunder 2018 held at Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson. It was a great opportunity to showcase the Dolphin helicopter and talk about Coast Guard missions and operations. We had a chance to talk about Coast Guard career opportunities and strengthen partnerships with all branches of the military. Let us know if you saw us at Arctic Thunder! #DutytoPeople #USCG #CoastGuard #Kodiak #ArcticThunder
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#ThisJustIn - a U.S. Coast Guard Air Station Sitka Jayhawk helicopter crew medevaced a 98-year-old woman from Tenakee Springs yesterday. The woman was safely transported to Sitka emergency medical personnel who then took her to Sitka Community Hospital for higher level medical care. Tenakee Springs is about 50 miles north of Sitka. We are #AlwaysReady when the call comes in. #AnyTime #AnySeason #Sitka #Alaska #USCG #CoastGuard
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Law enforcement authorities from the Coast Guard, Coast Guard Investigative Service, Alaska State Troopers and local police departments participated in a joint law enforcement operation to detect and deter illegal activity on Alaska Marine Highway System and inter-island ferries, June 24 thru July 2. Read more here: <a href="https://content.govdelivery.com/accounts/USDHSCG/bulletins/1fcc518?reqfrom=share" target="_blank">https://content.govdelivery.com/accounts/USDHSCG/bulletins/1fcc518?reqfrom=share</a>
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U.S. Coast Guard Air Station Kodiak helicopter crews forward deployed to Forward Operating Location Kotzebue have been busy training in the frigid Arctic waters and towering mountains of Northern Alaska to be prepared for any emergency. #AnySeason #AnyTime #AlwaysReady #USCG #D17
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Happy 4th of July! Coast Guard men and women in Juneau participated in festivities including the annual parade. The crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Liberty also dressed the ship, or what’s commonly known as full-dress ship, to celebrate Independence Day.
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Even on holidays, we are Always Ready. Across Alaska, U.S. Coast Guard Air Station Kodiak and U.S. Coast Guard Air Station Sitka were busy conducting medevacs. As a Kodiak HC-130 Hercules aircrew flew to Adak to pick up and then transport a 23-year-old female to Anchorage for higher level medical care, an Air Station Sitka Jayhawk helicopter crew rescued a 47-year-old male who was having issues while hiking Mt. Edgecumbe. He was safely transported to awaiting emergency medical personnel in Sitka. An Air Station Sitka aircrew also medevaced a 71-year-old male from a moored pleasure craft in Thomas Bay in Petersburg, back to Sitka for higher level medical care. #AnyTime #AnySeason #AlwaysReady #USCG #CoastGuard (U.S. Coast Guard stock photos)
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Just a reminder that flares aren&#39;t fireworks and fireworks aren&#39;t flares. Have a safe Fourth of July! #USCG #CoastGuard #July4th #FourthofJuly #Fireworks #Alaska
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Such excellent coordination btwn #USCG, #Sitka PD, #Sitka FD and a good Sam aircraft to locate the missing 13-yo fe… https://t.co/JKA6Wttvsd
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We are so thankful for the fast response from everyone involved in locating a missing 13-year-old female kayaker today. Those involved in the initial response were U.S. Coast Guard Sector Juneau, U.S. Coast Guard Air Station Sitka, Sitka Police Department, Sitka Fire Department and a good Samaritan aircraft. We had other Coast Guard assets, along with Sitka Mountain Rescue and the Alaska State Troopers headed to the area to assist in the search. Thankfully, the 13-year-old girl was located swiftly and in good condition. We encourage all to wear a life jacket when operating any kind of paddle craft. Stay safe this summer while enjoying the Alaskan waters. To read more details, click the link below: <a href="https://content.govdelivery.com/accounts/USDHSCG/bulletins/1fbf73f" target="_blank"><a href="https://content.govdelivery.com/accounts/USDHSCG/bulletins/1fbf73f</a> #USCG #CoastGuard #AlwaysReady #AnyTime #AnySeason #Sitka" target="_blank">https://content.govdelivery.com/accounts/USDHSCG/bulletins/1fbf73f</a> #USCG #CoastGuard #AlwaysReady #AnyTime #AnySeason #Sitka</a>
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#UPDATE - The 13-year-old female was located in good condition on land. A #USCG #Sitka helicopter crew took the gir… https://t.co/dyZLLU3Gy1
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#UPDATE - The 13-year-old female was located in good condition on land. A U.S. Coast Guard Air Station Sitka helicopter crew will take the girl back to the cabin, in which her family is staying. Thank you to the Sitka emergency personnel and good Samaritans for helping in the search! #USCG #CoastGuard #AlwaysReady #Alaska #BreakingNews
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#PublicNotice: #USCG is searching for a 13-year old girl with blonde hair in a purple, blue & black life jacket. Sh… https://t.co/PoW4u2oMLA
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#BreakingNews A #USCG Air Station #Sitka #Jayhawk helicopter crew & the crew of the good Samaritan FV Pacific Pearl… https://t.co/il4DVD92dS
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As the #gold dredging vessels have increased in size, expanding their capabilities to explore deeper into the… https://t.co/9GxrlbovgC
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#MissionMonday On June 26, The #CoastGuard conducted oil containment boom helicopter deployment training in #Juneauhttps://t.co/i3no4OEexb
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#ThisJustIn The crew aboard the Coast Guard Cutter Anacapa assisted the 104-foot cruise ship Alaskan Dream after it… https://t.co/xfLB3RRObS
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#BreakingNews A Coast Guard Station Ketchikan Response Boat-Medium crew rescued seven people from a sinking vessel… https://t.co/gvlGrTh8Dr
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Today, #CoastGuardAirStationSitka conducted a change of command ceremony where Capt. William Lewin transferred comm… https://t.co/1XwDPHJt8O
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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.