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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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Seattle-based USCG Polar Star (WAGB 10) arrived in Dutch Harbor, Alaska, today, for logistics stop 30 days into a m… https://t.co/n2UCZg6zhy
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#USCG is responding to a report of a discharge of hydraulic oil from Coast Guard Cutter Spar in Womens Bay, Kodiak,… https://t.co/fPUXteoISt
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#USCG aircrew rescued a family of four Friday stranded on Yamain Islets due to their vessel capsizing near Sitka.… https://t.co/cy8RmaDQCG
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#USCG crew rescued two stranded hunters Thursday from a grounded boat near Juneau. For more information go to:… https://t.co/bjUQ0lVzHC
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Hinchinbrook Entrance has reopened to all outbound vessel traffic. For more information: https://t.co/Pp0N9yMdj8
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Due to inclement weather near Prince William Sound, Alaska, Hinchinbrook Entrance will remain closed to outbound tr… https://t.co/JXLoD4IH9d
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#USCG rescued three stranded hunters Thursday from a beached boat near Juneau #Alaska For more information go to:… https://t.co/B5egH13OPj
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CG personnel partnered with Border Patrol agents near Southeast Alaska and the Canadian border, Nov 17-18 to enforc… https://t.co/f3LguMW5MI
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The Coast Guard continues to provide support in Haines, Alaska, following landslides in and around the town, Thursd… https://t.co/eqggmNQtJH
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#USCG Sector Anchorage Incident Management Division personnel are currently on scene and responding to a diesel dis… https://t.co/zoHh4Q0ar1
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Congratulations to Petty Officer 2nd Class Alta Jones, a boatswains mate, who was meritoriously advanced to Petty O… https://t.co/m5ieKoehBZ
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#USCG Jayhawk helicopter crew medevacs man 170 miles northwest of Saint Paul Island, Alaska. #Alaskalife Read more:… https://t.co/hxnuhhkenB
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Don't forget to prepare your vessel for the winter months! Keeping snow and ice accumulation off of your moored v… https://t.co/6g5bfGMqdB
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#USCG Sector Juneau Incident Management Division personnel and the Alaska Department of Environmental Conservation… https://t.co/UxegCpjCHF
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UPDATE VIDEO RELEASE: Coast Guard hoists man from water in Union Bay, Alaska. Great job #USCG Air Station Sitka! F… https://t.co/WMZsfVIePO
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Sunday, #USCG Air Station Sitka crew hoisted a man, who was in the water clinging to a piece of debris in Union Bay… https://t.co/tUziZYZmat
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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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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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Congrats to U.S. Coast Guard Base Kodiak member, Petty Officer 2nd Class Justin McMullen, on his selection as a recipient of the American Legion Spirit of Service Award! #D17 #MCPOCG #SpiritofService #USCG #Navy #Army #Marines #AirForce
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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.