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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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Bravo Zulu U.S. Coast Guard Air Station Sitka for a job well done! #CoastGuard crews and a good Samaritan assisted… https://t.co/q7Qy9fYHRC
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Last week, #USCG Alaska-based MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter aircrews conducted #five non-maritime medevacs, transporting… https://t.co/lbR8RcBqZk
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Pres. Woodrow Wilson directed the #RevenueCutterService to man the #InternationalIcePatrol. Henceforth, the RCS and… https://t.co/GvopWXGFn2
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What better way to prepare for surviving in extreme #Alaskan elements than to get out in the wilderness & practice?… https://t.co/jbMkgei1UF
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A #USCG Station #Ketchikan boat crew simulates #SAR involving an overturned vessel. February's freezing water temps… https://t.co/uLVPnUjZvG
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UPDATE: Partial #communication #coverage has been #restored in Prince William Sound, Alaska. Read more here: https://t.co/MBvN1pUjAI
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A U.S. Coast Guard Station #Juneau 45-foot Response Boat-Medium crew rescued a stranded #hunter after his boat fill… https://t.co/afeF3XbVn9
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The #USCG suspended the search Monday for an overdue kayaker near Sitka, #Alaska. The search spanned more than 45… https://t.co/afteugTQIX
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#USCG and Sitka Mountain Rescue are searching for overdue kayaker near Sitka, #Alaska, Sunday. Missing is 36YOM Ka… https://t.co/90IJBieVRZ
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#USCG suspends search for 5 missing fishermen in the waters near Sutwik Island, #Alaska. The search spanned over 2… https://t.co/gB4JIhdoAP
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#USCG crews search for 5 people in the water after their fishing boat sank near Sutwik Island, #Alaska. 2 rescued,… https://t.co/gfFHPZ7JIp
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Coast Guard Sector Anchorage watchstanders are experiencing intermittent communications within the 3,745 square-mil… https://t.co/MKQBCMoj1h
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VIDEO+PHOTOS Protecting people and protecting the marine environment are top priorities for the #USCG! U.S. Coast G… https://t.co/ZRfbUrSgDn
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Ahh, the beauty of Alaska! Great photo taken by @Runningdiver13 on Coast Guard Day in 2019 https://t.co/EJLtlVxWBe
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#ICYMI #VIDEOAVAILABLE A #USCG Air Station #Sitka MH-60 #Jayhawk helicopter aircrew medevaced a 16yo male experienc… https://t.co/7byKyRnr0t
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Congratulations, USCGC #BaileyBarco crew, on taking home #first place for the second year in a row! Check out the v… https://t.co/7NzKvMpw3y
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#Santa has begun his annual sleigh ride with #elves in tow to deliver gifts and Christmas cheer to #Alaskan childre… https://t.co/ltCnUUGqX1
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A U.S. #CoastGuard Air Station Sitka MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter aircrew medevaced a 25-year-old female from Angoon to… https://t.co/W31wPyHsYR
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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.