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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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Sunday, a #USCG Air Station Sitka aircrew hoists three jet boaters from their boats, that were stuck in about one f… https://t.co/4kxqsHevNG
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#USCG #Alaska crews saved sinking fishing vessel Elise Marie, near Icy Bay, Alaska! Multiple units, assets and agen… https://t.co/nQ6Dk7S9x2
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U.S. Coast Guard Air Station Kodiak medevaced a man from a fishing vessel this morning, northwest of Cold Bay! To… https://t.co/tbRGsdQ7rs
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The #USCG Air Station Kodiak MH-60 aircrew forward deployed to Cordova for the summer returns to Kodiak today. Thro… https://t.co/qlYChIKyM3
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Coast Guard Air Station Kodiak crewmembers rescued two men from their capsized skiff in Sitkinak Lagoon, Alaska, Su… https://t.co/2DyJw99pl8
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Multiple #USCG assets and their aircrews rescued two hunters from Mount Kelly, #Alaska. The hunters were stranded f… https://t.co/E7ZvNseT1l
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#USCG Cutter John McCormick crew was on scene quickly today to rescue two crew members from grounded fishing vesse… https://t.co/AFMoWoURpQ
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#USCG aircrew medevacs crewmember experiencing symptoms of appendicitis from merchant vessel Morning Peace 130 mile… https://t.co/gdEMyJbEAO
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Welcome home to our crewmembers aboard Coast Guard Cutter Douglas Munro (WHEC 724)! Full release here:… https://t.co/tYYLyfig6t
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Coast Guard Forward-operating Location #Kotzebue crews are #alwaysready for search and rescue calls in the #Arctic. https://t.co/PQ4M1vylki
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#USCG and #ADFG personnel coordinated efforts to tow a disabled 22-ft. sailing vessel with a family of 7 aboard to… https://t.co/5nl1SSEVR9
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Senator Lisa Murkowski's military liaison team from Washington, D.C., spent the day touring U.S. Coast Guard… https://t.co/KwikEflYKX
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The #USCG is seeking information related to #ScandiesRose. Please send information to: ScandiesRoseMBI@uscg.mil https://t.co/9e4mSiYWwp
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Update: The 17th Coast Guard District is scheduled to conduct maintenance on its VHF radio system Thursday from 11… https://t.co/kaAwrNYOR2
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The 17th Coast Guard District is scheduled to conduct maintenance on its VHF radio system Wednesday from 9 a.m. to… https://t.co/p82c2yOVUI
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Congratulations USCGC Mellon (WHEC 717) for winning the Coast Guard #Alaska Video Contest! After 52 years of servi… https://t.co/Yva0bW3Nyp
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Early this morning the Coast Guard and good Samaritans assisted a man whose fishing vessel was taking on water in t… https://t.co/poy6x89GIG
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#USCG Kodiak, Sitka helo aircrews medevac 2 from fishing vessels during 2 separate cases, Saturday:… https://t.co/aovNA1Xyvj
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The Canadian and U.S. coast guards assisted a disabled vessel near Dundas Island Canada. The 40-foot recreational v… https://t.co/cqp4dGP0Ze
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Boaters can expect to see an increased law enforcement presence on waters throughout #Alaska July 3-5, 2020. More… https://t.co/Y1B6YFuETr
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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.