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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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#OTD In 1903, Scotch Cap Lighthouse, #Alaska's first coastal lighthouse, was first lit. The lighthouse was located near the west end of Unimak Island on the Pacific side of Unimak Pass, the main passage through the Aleutian Islands into the Bering Sea. #ATON #TheLastFrontier #D17
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U.S. Coast Guard Air Station Kodiak aircrews helped the Alaska State Troopers (Official) yesterday afternoon locate a 22-year-old man who went missing after his canoe swamped in a canal south of Nome. Fortunately, the man wore a personal flotation device. Thanks go out to all our partners for a safe and successful rescue! #D17 #AlaskaStateTroopers #SearchandRescue #AKRCC #WearIt Read more: <a href="https://lnks.gd/2/7WzqXJ" target="_blank">https://lnks.gd/2/7WzqXJ</a>
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#ThisJustIn #USCG aircrews & @ASTRecruiter crews located man safely who went missing after canoe swamped about 100… https://t.co/i3XdzSpdWT
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Yesterday afternoon the Coast Guard Cutter John McCormick and crew held a change of command ceremony at U.S. Coast Guard Base Ketchikan. Welcome new commanding officer Lt. Tim Ozimek and family, and a heartfelt Fair winds and Following Seas to Lt. Mike Moysewicz and family! Read more: <a href="https://lnks.gd/2/7WwnB_" target="_blank">https://lnks.gd/2/7WwnB_</a>
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#ThisJustIn #USCG FRC John McCormick held change of command ceremony at CG Base #Ketchikan Friday.… https://t.co/j5Ms3ZZN1s
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A Coast Guard Air Station Sitka Jayhawk helicopter crew medevacs a 71-year-old female suffering from a possible stroke from the cruise ship Star Legend in the Gulf of Alaska, June 15, 2018. The aircrew transferred the patient to awaiting emergency medical services personnel in Sitka.
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#ICYMI A U.S. Coast Guard Air Station Kodiak Jayhawk helicopter crew medevaced a man yesterday from the tug Sea Voyager near Hinchinbrook Island. The aircrew took the man to Anchorage for further medical care. #D17 #Alaska #SearchandRescue Read more: <a href="https://lnks.gd/2/7W-T_j" target="_blank">https://lnks.gd/2/7W-T_j</a>
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#OTD Happy Birthday U.S. Army! On this date in 1775 the Continental Congress adopted "the American continental army." Here&#39;s to 243 years of defending the Nation!
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#ThisJustIn #USCG Kodiak helo crew medevaced a crewman from the tug Sea Voyager near Hinchinbrook Island #D17https://t.co/Opjbefq2Ss
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Yesterday the City of Sitka celebrated 75 years of Coast Guard helicopter operations at U.S. Coast Guard Air Station Sitka. Thank you Sitka for all of the support! #D17 #Sitka #SearchandRescue
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#SafeSalmon This week courtesy dockside examinations of commercial fishing vessels will be available in Egegik. The exams address any issues present before an operator gets underway. Examiners won&#39;t issue fines or other penalties for problems discovered at the dock. Instead, the exams focus on safety and such items as flares, fire extinguishers, navigational signals and locator beacons, to name a few. So, get your decal for a safe salmon fishery season! #SafeSalmon #D17 #Alaska Read more: <a href="https://lnks.gd/2/7V3XpB" target="_blank">https://lnks.gd/2/7V3XpB</a>
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#BreakingNews-It's with heavy hearts that we are informing you that #USCG personnel located 2 men deceased from the… https://t.co/dY4asCf6Tc
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#BreakingNews - It&#39;s with heavy hearts that we are informing you that Coast Guard personnel located two men deceased from the downed PA-18 Super Cub float plane that was reported overdue Saturday from Sitka. Our thoughts and prayers go out to the family and friends of the two men. To read more details, please click the link: <a href="https://content.govdelivery.com/accounts/USDHSCG/bulletins/1f69789" target="_blank"><a href="https://content.govdelivery.com/accounts/USDHSCG/bulletins/1f69789</a> #USCG #CoastGuard #Sitka #Alaska" target="_blank">https://content.govdelivery.com/accounts/USDHSCG/bulletins/1f69789</a> #USCG #CoastGuard #Sitka #Alaska</a>
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#BreakingNews - Multiple #USCG assets are searching for an overdue aircraft with 2 people aboard that departed Sitk… https://t.co/rkCyP9xqoE
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#BreakingNews - Multiple Coast Guard assets are searching by air and sea Sunday, for an overdue aircraft with two people aboard that departed Sitka and never returned Saturday night. We are searching for a white and red colored PA-18 Super Cub float plane that departed the Sitka Seaplane Docks Saturday. Air National Guard, Alaska State Troopers and the Civil Air Patrol are assisting us in the search. Read more details here: <a href="https://content.govdelivery.com/accounts/USDHSCG/bulletins/1f6576e." target="_blank"><a href="https://content.govdelivery.com/accounts/USDHSCG/bulletins/1f6576e.</a> #USCG #CoastGuard #Sitka #Alaska #AlwaysReady #AnyTime" target="_blank">https://content.govdelivery.com/accounts/USDHSCG/bulletins/1f6576e.</a> #USCG #CoastGuard #Sitka #Alaska #AlwaysReady #AnyTime</a>
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#ThisJustIn-#Kodiak Jayhawk aircrews rescued 4 Sat. A 36-year-old man was medevaced frm Port Graham to Homer. Then… https://t.co/sksJsT0Z8F
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#ThisJustIn - Two separate U.S. Coast Guard Air Station Kodiak Jayhawk aircrews rescued four people yesterday. A Kodiak-based aircrew medevaced a 36-year-old male from Port Graham to Homer to receive higher medical care. Then later in the evening, a Cordova based Jayhawk aircrew assisted the Cordova Police Department by picking up three U.S. Forest Service summer employees who were attacked by a brown bear sow. The three did not have life threatening injuries. They were taken to awaiting emergency medical personnel in Cordova.(U.S. Coast Guard stock photo). #AlwaysReady #AnyTime #USCG #CoastGuard #AirStationKodiak #Jayhawk #Rescue
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#FanFriday - What a great photo of the #USCG Cutter Sycamore leaving Cordova. The Sycamore is a 225-foot buoy tende… https://t.co/PZMiSgzz4G
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#FanFriday - What a great photo of the Coast Cutter Sycamore leaving Cordova. The Sycamore is a 225-foot buoy tender responsible for maintaining short- and long-range aides to navigation such as fixed structures and buoys. Thanks to Heidi Ritter for sharing this photo. Please share! #USCG #CoastGuard #Sycamore #buoytender #Cordova #ATON
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#BreakingNews-A #USCG Station #Valdez crew rescued 3 people from the 33-foot cabin cruiser Study Beauty in Sawmill… https://t.co/3vcactCj5z
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#BreakingNews - A U.S. Coast Guard Station Valdez crew rescued three people from the 33-foot recreational cabin cruiser Study Beauty in Sawmill Bay, in the Valdez Arm earlier this evening. A big THANK YOU to the two nurses from the good Samaritan vessel Salish Aire who rendered assistance while the Station Valdez crew was en route. The readiness of Station Valdez and the quick response from the good Samaritans led to three people being saved. Don&#39;t forget to share this! To read more details, click on the link: <a href="https://content.govdelivery.com/accounts/USDHSCG/bulletins/1f5c882" target="_blank"><a href="https://content.govdelivery.com/accounts/USDHSCG/bulletins/1f5c882</a> #USCG #CoastGuard #AlwaysReady #Rescue #StationValdez #Valdez #Alaska #goodSams" target="_blank">https://content.govdelivery.com/accounts/USDHSCG/bulletins/1f5c882</a> #USCG #CoastGuard #AlwaysReady #Rescue #StationValdez #Valdez #Alaska #goodSams</a>
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#TBT In 1902 the Alaskan Game Law was passed. It was to be enforced by the Revenue Cutter Service "on request" of t… https://t.co/teHFRaz2ue
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For today&#39;s #TBT, we are taking it back to 1902 - The Alaskan Game Law was passed and it was to be enforced by the Revenue Cutter Service "on request" of the Secretary of Agriculture. It was not effectively enforced by Coast Guard until 1925, however. This Act created for the protection of Alaskan game and for other purposes. Through our partnerships with NOAA and Alaska state agencies we continue to be committed to the protection of vital fish stocks and marine mammals throughout Alaska&#39;s waterways. #USCG #CoastGuard #OnThisDay #Alaska #RevenueCutter
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Lt. Cmdr. Jason Condon, a pilot at U.S. Coast Guard Air Station Sitka, recently wrote about his appreciation for the beauty and power of the Tongass National Forest. "Flying over the backbone of Baranof Island, I can see a vast land of untouched wilds that not only deserves my infatuation, but also all of our respect because of it’s rawness and ability to turn a beautiful hike into a life-threatening search and rescue case. That being said, don’t be afraid to get after it and enjoy these beautiful public lands we are so lucky to share. Just remember to be smart, watch the weather, and be prepared." - Lt. Cmdr. Jason Condon Read more here: <a href="http://www.sitkawild.org/coast_guard_adventuring_and_protecting_our_public_lands" target="_blank">http://www.sitkawild.org/coast_guard_adventuring_and_protecting_our_public_lands</a> Sitka Conservation Society
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On this day in 1944, nearly 100 Coast Guard cutters, Coast Guard manned warships and landing craft participated in the invasion of Nazi occupied Europe at Normandy, France. The Coast Guard manned landing craft LCI(L)s 85, 91, 92, and 3 were lost at the Omaha beachhead that day. Sixty cutters sailed in support of the invasion forces as well, acting as search and rescue craft for each of the five landing beaches. A Coast Guard manned assault transport, the USS Bayfield, served as the command and control vessel for the landings at Utah Beach. Coast Guard officers commanded one of the assault groups that landed troops on Omaha Beach that morning. Read more about the Coast Guard&#39;s role at the link below. #DDay #USCG #CoastGuard #InMemory #Normandy <a href="http://coastguard.dodlive.mil/2014/06/5-facts-you-may-not-know-about-the-coast-guard-at-normandy/" target="_blank">http://coastguard.dodlive.mil/2014/06/5-facts-you-may-not-know-about-the-coast-guard-at-normandy/</a>
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#BreakingNews. #USCG Air Station #Kodiak Jayhawk aircrew medevaced a man from Uganik Bay. The man was reported to b… https://t.co/RR2j14tAxi
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#BreakingNews - A U.S. Coast Guard Air Station Kodiak MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter and crew medevaced a 63-year-old man this morning from Uganik Bay. The man was reported to be ill and in need of higher medical care. The aircrew safely transported the man back to Air Station Kodiak where he was transferred to awaiting emergency medical personnel and then taken to Providence Kodiak Island Medical Center. Uganik Bay is approximately 40 miles west of the City of Kodiak. #USCG #CoastGuard #SearchandRescue #Medevac
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#TrainingTuesday A #USCG AirSta #Kodiak flight mechanic trains another aviator in basic aircrewman duties during en… https://t.co/ia3yvtNJxf
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#TrainingTuesday Petty Officer 2nd Class Patrick O&#39;Neil, a flight mechanic and avionics electrical technician with Air Station Kodiak, trains another Coast Guard aviator in basic aircrewman duties during engine checks before a training flight. Training flights at U.S. Coast Guard Air Station Kodiak occur frequently as they help to keep pilots and aircrewmembers qualified for emergency procedures and search and rescue cases. #Kodiak #Alaska #USCG #CoastGuard
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Cutter Naushon crew rescued 4 mariners after their 48ft fishing vessel, became disabled and adrift 57 miles W of Ko… https://t.co/QQ18a8KdII
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The crew of the Cutter Naushon rescued four mariners after the Soulmate, their 48-foot commercial fishing vessel, became disabled and adrift approximately 57 miles west of Kodiak Island, south of Shelikof Strait. The Naushon crew towed the mariners to Lazy Bay cannery, Alitak Bay, Alaska. #SAR #rescue Read more: <a href="https://bit.ly/2sJudaO" target="_blank">https://bit.ly/2sJudaO</a>
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A #CoastGuard helicopter crew and the crew of the CG Cutter Naushon medevaced a man, suffering heart attack symptom… https://t.co/ji3WvvjUtG
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#CoastGuard crew rescues 13yom in Chenega, Saturday, transfers to awaiting EMS in Anchorage. CG received notificati… https://t.co/42HpjI8ICP
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#Juneau area Coast Guard members laced up their sneakers and met at Sandy Beach to participate in the 3rd annual Ru… https://t.co/LJw5nyL0f9
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Today, Capt. Michael Mullen presented the Meritorious Public Service Award to Zach Lockman and Jake Taunton in… https://t.co/DXalWJSYMp
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#ThisJustIn – Today, A U.S. Coast Guard Station Valdez 25-foot Response Boat-Small boatcrew safely towed the 32-foo… https://t.co/MRr5V3743W
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#ThisJustIn – A #USCoastGuardAirStationSitka MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter aircrew medevaced a 61-year-old male, sufferi… https://t.co/169qeobTM9
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Today, a #USCoastGuardAirStationKodiak MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter aircrew, along with an #AidstoNavigation Kodiak boa… https://t.co/j9b8xVI5Oi
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Today is the last day of #NSBW18 and the start of #MemorialDayWeekend! Remember to stay safe on the water and use a… https://t.co/n63yv0J6TL
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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.