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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The crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Hickory held a change-of-command ceremony at the Pioneer Pier in Homer, Alaska,… https://t.co/DjMfEWG4zM
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Kicking off the 2022 season, #USCG inspectors will conduct commercial fishing and charter vessel inspections in Pet… https://t.co/n3Q4F13OV2
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#BravoZulu to Base Ketchikan’s Facility Engineering Department for bringing Ketchikan kids a new playground! “This… https://t.co/MP93LX9ot6
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Last week #USCG personnel from Marine Safety Unit Valdez and Station Valdez visited the Alaskan Native Village of T… https://t.co/rNLDmT02ME
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Recently marine science technicians with Marine Safety Unit Valdez conducted a facility inspection at Kelsey Dock,… https://t.co/0gUraJFwxA
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Yesterday nearly 40 crew members from Coast Guard Cutter Bertholf participated in a cleanup in Dutch Harbor, gathe… https://t.co/WUon42BelC
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Personnel from USCG Sector Anchorage recently gave ice rescue training to paratroopers from 1-501st PIR at Clunie… https://t.co/LydnzHvbPE
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The Coast Guard Cutter Reef Shark transiting the Panama Canal April 24, 2022 as they reposition their homeport in S… https://t.co/OrAF2DBvIc
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In May, the CG pays tribute to the generations of AAPI who have enriched both our nation and our Service. Members… https://t.co/bOwSrehAF6
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Petty Officer 1st Class Cory Padron, a Marine Science Technician (MST) at the Marine Safety Detachment in Anchorage… https://t.co/HM43xudkdt
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#USCG Cutter Munro conducts boarding +inspection of a fishing vessel during Operation Blue Pacific, which aims to… https://t.co/sAePizqPpK
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Impairment is impairment, regardless of the substance! #420 Even if cannabis is legal in your state, it is a feder… https://t.co/tzIAXTvHnR
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District 17 experiencing phone outages. Mariners encouraged to contact the #USCG via channel 16 or by calling Secto… https://t.co/1s77N6qTku
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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.