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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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#DYK Did you know that of the boating fatalities each year in #Alaska: -9 of 10 were not wearing a life jacket, or disappeared -5 of 6 followed a capsize, swimming, or fall overboard, into Alaska&#39;s cold water -9 of 10 were adult males -9 of 10 were boats under 26 feet in length -3 of 4 were powerboats Don&#39;t be a statistic, remember to stay safe on the water and check out <a href="http://www.safeboatingcampaign.com/life-jackets/" target="_blank">http://www.safeboatingcampaign.com/life-jackets/</a> for more info! #D17 #USCG #NSBW18 #RSWI2018 #AKBoat #AnySeason #AnyTime #AlwaysReady
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#TakethePledge What will you pledge for? Friends? Family? Pets? Or just to make it home safely? PledgetoLive.org is a boater&#39;s resource with a trip planner, electronic float plans, life jacket selector tool, and more! Take the pledge with us! #NSBW18 #RSWI2018 #AKBoat
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As part of #NSBW18, we are encouraging boaters to take advantage of digital selective calling. DSC allows mariners to instantly send an automatically formatted distress alert to the Coast Guard or other rescue authority anywhere in the world. New VHF and HF radiotelephones have DSC capability. Learn more at: <a href="http://alaska.coastguard.dodlive.mil/2018/05/dsc-the-red-button-that-saves-lives/" target="_blank">http://alaska.coastguard.dodlive.mil/2018/05/dsc-the-red-button-that-saves-lives/</a> #D17 #USCG #Alaska #RSWI2018 #AKBoat #DSC
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U.S. Coast Guard Air Station Sitka conducted training today with Juneau Mountain Rescue in Juneau. Training and partnerships like this improve our readiness for search and rescue cases throughout Southeast Alaska.
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Today is Day 1 of National Safe Boating Week and is also the "Ready, Set, Wear It!" Life Jacket World Record Day! Join us in setting a world record for the most life jackets worn and inflatable life jackets inflated. Remember to use #AKBoat. Why wear it? Loved ones want you to return home safe. #DYK - A person in the water not wearing a life jacket can lose body heat from efforts to remain afloat. Once the shivering stops, the body is no longer able to heat itself, and the person can lose consciousness and drown. So, Wear It! Don&#39;t have a life jacket? Learn more about what type is best for you! Share with us why you wear it. #NSBW18
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#ThisJustIn There&#39;s an ongoing Broadcast Notice to Mariners for areas with no VHF-FM coverage in vicinity of Whittier and Passage Canal in Prince William Sound. If you&#39;re transiting through this area, you can relay distress calls to the nearest Coast Guard unit, or call the U.S. Coast Guard Sector Anchorage command center at 907-428-4100. The affected areas experiencing no coverage in PWS include Hog Bay, Knight Island Passage, and Copper River Delta to Icy Bay. There is cell tower coverage in those areas, so make sure your phone is charged! Read more: #D17 #SectorAnchorage <a href="https://lnks.gd/2/7M6B2R" target="_blank">https://lnks.gd/2/7M6B2R</a>
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#NSBW18 Today is Wear your Life Jacket to Work Day and Saturday is Life Jacket World Record Day. Check out our life jackets and show us yours! Share your photos with #AKBoat, learn more at: <a href="http://www.readysetwearit.com" target="_blank">http://www.readysetwearit.com</a> Remember, the best life jacket is the one you wear! #D17 #NationalSafeBoatingWeek #PFD #USCG #CoastGuard #Kodiak #Anchorage #Alaska
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Get ready to boat safely this summer on Alaska&#39;s waters before Memorial Day weekend. National Safe Boating Week begins this Saturday and ends May 25. Did you bring your life jacket to work today? May 18th is Wear Your Life Jacket to Work Day. Set an example for others by wearing a life jacket. Stay tuned right here each day of the event week for important boating safety tips! #NSBW18 #D17 #Auxiliary #TheLastFrontier Read more: <a href="https://lnks.gd/2/7Jx8qR" target="_blank">https://lnks.gd/2/7Jx8qR</a>
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Earlier this week the commanding officer of the Coast Guard Cutter Mustang and the Coast Guard Auxiliary&#39;s Seward Flotilla took part in a National Safe Boating Week Proclamation with Mayor David Squires. The Seward Harbor Opening festivities will kickoff this Saturday that also marks the first day of National Safe Boating Week, which runs May 19-25. Be sure to check out the Auxiliary&#39;s booth for life jackets and boating safety information! #Seward #USCG #Auxiliary #NSBW18
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#WhereAreWeWednesday - Who can guess where our U.S. Coast Guard Air Station Kodiak MH-60 and HC-130 aircrews went this past weekend? #USCG #CoastGuard
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#ThankYouForYourService The crew of the U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Munro and officers with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) recently conducted boardings on commercial fishing vessels in Dutch Harbor. The joint boarding teams checked for safety of life at sea compliance and fishery regulations during a joint operation spanning three days. Thanks to the crews for protecting Alaska&#39;s marine environment! #USCG #NOAA #Alaska
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#ThisJustIn- Coast Guard crews conducted a long-range medevac of a man from a Military Sealift Command Vessel approximately 1,150 miles from Dutch Harbor, Alaska, May 6. A helicopter crew from U.S. Coast Guard Air Station Kodiak, deployed aboard the Cutter John Midgett, safely landed on the MSC vessel and embarked the man for follow-on transport to Adak, Alaska, Tuesday. He was transferred to awaiting emergency medical personnel for further transport to Anchorage. To read more about the extreme weather conditions and the medevac, click here: <a href="https://content.govdelivery.com/accounts/USDHSCG/bulletins/1f0200e" target="_blank"><a href="https://content.govdelivery.com/accounts/USDHSCG/bulletins/1f0200e</a> #USCG #CoastGuard #medevac #teamwork #Alaska #TheLastFrontier" target="_blank">https://content.govdelivery.com/accounts/USDHSCG/bulletins/1f0200e</a> #USCG #CoastGuard #medevac #teamwork #Alaska #TheLastFrontier</a>
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The Alaska Regional Response Team will conduct a meeting at the Hurff A. Saunders Federal Building, Wednesday, May 16, 2018. Government, private and not-for-profit organizations involved in or concerned about pollution preparedness and response policy in Alaska are encouraged to attend. The public is also invited to attend either in-person or telephonically. A public comment period is scheduled. To obtain further information on this event, click the link below: <a href="https://content.govdelivery.com/accounts/USDHSCG/bulletins/1f0136d" target="_blank">https://content.govdelivery.com/accounts/USDHSCG/bulletins/1f0136d</a> #D17 #SectorJuneau #USCG #CoastGuard #PollutionPreparedness #Response #AlwaysReady #SemperParatus #ARRT #Alaska
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#ICYMI - U.S. Coast Guard Air Station Kodiak and Kodiak Island Search and Rescue recently conducted training around Kodiak Island. This type of training ensures that Coast Guard and the local rescue organization members know exactly what to do when the call comes in to help those in need. #AlwaysReady #USCG #CoastGuard #KISAR #Training #MissionMonday
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#ThisJustIn - We’re showing some love for U.S. Coast Guard Air Station Kodiak HC-130 aircrews. They were busy today and yesterday helping those in need. After it was reported three Kivilina whale hunters were overdue from a hunting trip, an HC-130 aircrew launched to begin the search. They were found 15 miles north of Kivalina not in distress mid-morning today. They were waiting for the winds to die down before they began their trip back to Kivalina. The aircrew dropped survival gear and a radio to the hunters. Friday evening, a HC-130 aircrew medevaced a 65-year old woman from Dutch Harbor to Cold Bay, Alaska, where she was safely taken to awaiting emergency medical personnel. We are always ready when the call comes in! #AlwaysReady #USCG #CoastGuard #Kodiak #Alaska #C130 #TheLastFrontier
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For those living in Juneau don&#39;t miss out on the public tours aboard Cutter John McCormick, one of Alaska&#39;s newest cutters. The tours are scheduled to occur during the Juneau Maritime Festival, Saturday, May 12, from 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. at the cruise ship dock near the Mount Roberts Tram. Please wear closed-toed shoes.
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Six Alaska-based Coast Guardsmen answered the call to work alongside more than 140 Department of Defense personnel to provide medical care to remote Alaskans living above the Arctic Circle during Operation Arctic Care 2018. Read the details here: <a href="http://alaska.coastguard.dodlive.mil/2018/05/coast-guard-participates-in-operation-arctic-care-2018/" target="_blank">http://alaska.coastguard.dodlive.mil/2018/05/coast-guard-participates-in-operation-arctic-care-2018/</a> #OperationArcticCare #Kodiak #Alaska #Sitka #Ketchikan #Juneau #USCG #CoastGuard #JointOperation #DOD #Arctic
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During the spring and throughout the summer, U.S. Coast Guard Air Station Kodiak opens a forward operating location in Cordova, Alaska. One MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter and crew stay in Cordova to respond to the fishermen in the Prince William Sound and south-central Alaskan waters. An HC-130 Hercules aircrew conducts logistical support flights from Kodiak to Cordova and assists with search and rescue cases as needed. The helicopter crews are swapped out about every two weeks. Stay safe out there this boating and fishing season everyone! (U.S. Coast Guard stock photo) #Kodiak #Alaska #Cordova #boating #AlwaysReady #USCG #CoastGuard #TheLastFrontier #AnyTime #AnySeason
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Coast Guard’s 17th District conducted a change of command ceremony today at Elizabeth Peratrovich Hall in Juneau. During the ceremony Rear Adm. Michael McAllister transferred command of the Coast Guard’s 17th District to Rear Adm. Matthew Bell. Thank you for your dedicated service Rear Adm. McAllister while commanding over The Last Frontier! Welcome back to Alaska Rear. Adm. Bell! Read more details here: <a href="https://content.govdelivery.com/accounts/USDHSCG/bulletins/1ef15d9." target="_blank"><a href="https://content.govdelivery.com/accounts/USDHSCG/bulletins/1ef15d9.</a> #USCG #CoastGuard #ChangeofCommand #Juneau #Alaska" target="_blank">https://content.govdelivery.com/accounts/USDHSCG/bulletins/1ef15d9.</a> #USCG #CoastGuard #ChangeofCommand #Juneau #Alaska</a>
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#ThisJustIn - A U.S. Coast Guard Air Station Sitka MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter crew medevaced a man from the 83-foot tugboat Maia H 30 miles east of Sitka, Alaska, in the Chatham Strait today. The aircrew hoisted the man from the tugboat and safely transferred him to awaiting emergency medical personnel in Sitka for further medical care. Read more details here: <a href="https://content.govdelivery.com/accounts/USDHSCG/bulletins/1ef1834" target="_blank"><a href="https://content.govdelivery.com/accounts/USDHSCG/bulletins/1ef1834</a> #Sitka #Alaska #USCG #CoastGuard #AlwaysReady #AnyTime #AnySeason #Medevac" target="_blank">https://content.govdelivery.com/accounts/USDHSCG/bulletins/1ef1834</a> #Sitka #Alaska #USCG #CoastGuard #AlwaysReady #AnyTime #AnySeason #Medevac</a>
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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.