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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#USCG Air Station Sitka #helicopter crew rescues 2 in stormy conditions southwest of Juneau, #Alaska !… https://t.co/13CbKTzEQm
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Sen. Murkowski, Rep. Peltola, FEMA Administrators Deanne Criswell & Willie Nunn & Director at #Alaska DHS & Emergen… https://t.co/qGbHwqk9xu
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IMAGERY AVAILABLE: Coast Guard, partner agencies responding to impacted communications following western Alaska sto… https://t.co/luf2Roxbsp
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Coast Guard aircrew medevacs man from cruise ship near Juneau, Alaska https://t.co/TB5Gx1vBLu https://t.co/poDTliG7xG
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Coast Guard aircrew medevacs man from vessel near Sitka, Alaska  https://t.co/FPhssF2QrE https://t.co/2A4PTnqTHZ
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RT @AlaskaWx: Ex-typhoon Merbok a 952mb center on top of Gambell Saturday 4am AKDT. Hundreds of miles of gale force or higher fetch across…
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Coast Guard aircrew medevacs cruise ship passenger near Prince of Wales Island, Alaska  https://t.co/1AcRhvz64j https://t.co/xplZXIb8kU
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Coast Guard medevacs man from cruise ship near Chatham Strait, Alaska  https://t.co/oBycCWgeOW https://t.co/OqxSTNIOVh
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Coast Guard medevacs boy after vessel runs aground near Kotzebue, Alaska  https://t.co/GynAO9tbAm https://t.co/YtG1VKhU1g
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During this Suicide Prevention Awareness Month, Rear Adm. Moore & Master Chief Waldron reflect on the loss of our s… https://t.co/7XgQYyLT0W
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The #USCG medevaced a 48-year-old man south of Dutch Harbor, Alaska, Friday. A USCG Air Station Kodiak helicopter c… https://t.co/LAfgBJiCUv
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#uscg members recently deployed to Bethel, #alaska alongside their @EPA partners for bulk fuel facility inspections… https://t.co/fV13Gd1JbE
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Coast Guard medevacs man from cruise ship near Dall Island, Alaska https://t.co/2PyTWDhtQF https://t.co/O7QKgtTwbj
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#WomensEqualityDay celebrates Coast Guardswomen’s service, contributions and successes. The 26th of August marks t… https://t.co/m64wrEu5bI
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The #USCG has received reports of a vessel interfering with the navigation of a floatplane near Homer, Alaska, on W… https://t.co/b1fI0sfSHM
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Coast Guard rescues 3 mariners from Copper River near Cordova, Alaska https://t.co/MoSxE6Y00L https://t.co/nnYLo86YkX
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#USCG STA Ketchikan boat crew medevaced a 50-year-old man Tuesday from cruise ship Ovation Of The Seas after he had… https://t.co/9mzz4F9M4e
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VIDEO AVAILABLE: Coast Guard medevacs passenger from cruise ship in Cross Sound, Alaska https://t.co/hMQS7N68sE https://t.co/NCgaFaYCVy
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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.