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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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#USCG searching for 2 overdue seal hunters near Newtok #AK-45 yo man & 21 yo man last seen in 16-ft skiff going fro… https://t.co/ndqBlFoxOr
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The Chandeleur crew medevaced a 75-year-old man from Nuchek on Hinchinbrook Island to Cordova, #Alaska, Wed. Due to… https://t.co/p9hDaprhKV
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Team #Kodiak participated in the 2nd speed mentoring event hosted by #USCG Base Kodiak's #Leadership Diversity Advi… https://t.co/Ds1DqXO2ym
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Yesterday, boat crews from Coast Guard Station #Valdez, #Alaska, conducted #training in the Port of Valdez to test… https://t.co/BuJzaVdqMM
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#ICYMI Yesterday, crew members aboard the Coast Guard Cutter Anthony Petit were working hard in the Saginaw Channel… https://t.co/PnXPEahBZv
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#ThisJustIn Through the coordinated efforts of #USCG AirSta #Kodiak, AirSta #Sitka & the #AlaskaStateTroopers, a ma… https://t.co/8elAlfSeCN
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#ThisJustIn The #CoastGuard suspended a search for a person reported missing in Captain’s Bay, approximately six mi… https://t.co/ylWTpXkgXv
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#TDIH 1789-Secretary of the Treasury #AlexanderHamilton asked collectors of customs to report on expediency of empl… https://t.co/47Mpamb09y
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#USCG suspends search near Lituya Bay, #Alaska . https://t.co/AuMvWj0KXk
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#USCG, others continue search for potential crash survivors in #Alaska. https://t.co/RsS8JgTigG
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Nice work to the #USCG Air Station Kodiak crew for hoisting 5 to safety near Tununak, #Alaska, this morning! https://t.co/p1Zj0ghD0y
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#USCG rescues helicopter crash survivor Friday, searches for three potential others Saturday!… https://t.co/rxIUDx4eEm
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The painful reality is that we can’t always bring people home. It is with heavy hearts that the #USCG suspended thi… https://t.co/NGItDwS2cm
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#USCG search continues this morning for a man in the #Bering Sea. https://t.co/wCuzKNwj3T
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#USCG, @CCFR medevac man near Juneau! https://t.co/aRIo67wL7Y
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100 years ago today, #USCG Cutter Tampa was torpedoed off the coast of Wales during WWI. 115 Coast Guardsmen lost t… https://t.co/ZVLLSsyNwa
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30 scientists are aboard @cgchealy to study stratified ocean dynamics and how environmental factors impact water be… https://t.co/VlHXc7c0Ro
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A #USCG AirSta #Sitka #Jayhawk helicopter aircrew medevaced a 98-year-old woman from #Haines to #Juneau Sunday afte… https://t.co/Po74jH8UfB
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#ThisJustIn - The #USCG AirSta #Kodiak #Dolphin helicopter aircrew took this photo of the rescued, bandaged man and… https://t.co/csypSFE21R
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#ICYMI Yesterday, crew members aboard the Coast Guard Cutter SPAR conducted a training buoy evolution for qualification purposes in #Kodiak, #Alaska. Buoy evolutions can take anywhere from 30 minutes to two hours to complete, depending on the level of maintenance required. #D17 #SPAR #USCG #ATON #SemperParatus
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#ThisJustIn - A U.S. Coast Guard Air Station Sitka MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter aircrew medevaced a 17-year-old male suffering from abdominal pain from #Wrangell to #Sitka, #Alaska, to higher medical care. #D17 #USCG #CoastGuard #Medevac #AlwaysReady
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#ThisJustIn - A Coast Guard Cutter Douglas Munro small-boat crew rescued four kayakers in Glacier Bay National Park and Preserve, Alaska, Sunday. The kayakers activated a personal locator beacon after one of the kayaks overturned. The Douglas Munro small-boat crew transferred the kayakers to the cutter to be medically assessed. The cutter crew transported the kayakers to Juneau, Monday, after no medical concerns were found. Read more of the details here: #USCG #CoastGuard #DouglasMunro #Alaska #D17 #TheLastFrontier #AlwaysReady #AnyTime #AnySeason #Ready" target="_blank">https://content.govdelivery.com/accounts/USDHSCG/bulletins/1ff1232 #USCG #CoastGuard #DouglasMunro #Alaska #D17 #TheLastFrontier #AlwaysReady #AnyTime #AnySeason #Ready</a>
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A U.S. Coast Guard Air Station Sitka MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter crew assisted the Alaska National Parks Service in rescuing two hikers in Glacier Bay National Park and Preserve, Alaska, yesterday. The crew hoisted the hikers, one suffering from a leg injury, and transported them to awaiting EMS in Sitka.
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Today, the crew formerly assigned to the Coast Guard Cutter Maple became one of the few crews to have circumnavigated North America after taking the Maple via the Northwest Passage to the Coast Guard Yard in #Baltimore, #Maryland, and returning aboard the Coast Guard Cutter Kukui via the #Panama Canal. After a year-long overhaul, the cutter Kukui, previously homeported in Honolulu, Hawaii, takes the place of the cutter Maple in #Sitka, #Alaska.
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#ICYMI On Tuesday, Coast Guard Aids to Navigation Team Kodiak boatcrew members conducted drop training with a U.S. Coast Guard Air Station Kodiak HC-130 Hercules aircrew in #Kodiak, #Alaska. Drop training is conducted for a number of reasons, one being to simulate dropping supplies to survivors in an actual rescue. It&#39;s also crucial for maintaining the pilot&#39;s accuracy in hitting a target the size of a car, while flying at speeds of over 100 mph in typically bad weather conditions. #D17 #USCG #ATONTeam #Hercules #Aviation #Boatcrewlife #Droptraining
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A U.S. Coast Guard Air Station Sitka MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter crew hoists 11 people from the crash site of a downed float plane on Mount Jumbo, on Prince of Wales Island, Alaska, July 10, 2018. The Coast Guard, Ketchikan Volunteer Rescue Squad personnel and Alaska State Troopers coordinated the rescue of 11 people who survived a plane crash at 2,000 feet in elevation on the side of Mount Jumbo, 39 miles south southwest of Ketchikan, Alaska. U.S. Coast Guard video by Air Station Sitka.
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The Coast Guard is replacing its 25-foot Response Boat —Small fleet with upgraded models to provide stations with high-speed, easily deployable platforms needed to execute a full range of Coast Guard missions close to shore. Yesterday, a boat crew from Coast Guard Station #Juneau, #Alaska, tested the capabilities of their newest asset, the 29-foot Response Boat — Small II. The RB-S II was designed with an increased emphasis on ergonomics and crew comfort.
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As you can see from some of these photos, the visibility conditions were very low during the rescue of 11 people from the downed aircraft on Mount Jumbo, on Prince of Wales Island. Thank you again to Ketchikan Volunteer Rescue Squad personnel for assisting with this rescue. The coordinated efforts from all involved showcases how Alaskans come together to help each other out when needed! #USCG #CoastGuard #SearchandRescue #Ketchikan #Alaska #Sitka
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#ThisJustIn - Shown in the photo is a U.S. Coast Guard Air Station Sitka aviation survival technician (bright orange suit) assessing some of the crash survivors from the plane crash on Mt. Jumbo, 39 miles south southwest of Ketchikan. Thankfully, all 11 people aboard the aircraft survived. A big thanks to Ketchikan Volunteer Rescue Squad for assisting in this response! #USCG #CoastGuard #Ketchikan #Rescue #Alaska
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#ThisJustIn - We are very thankful that all 11 people survived the plane crash 39 miles south southwest of Ketchikan. And thank you to the Ketchikan Volunteer Rescue Squad for being available to assist. To find out more details, click the link below. https://content.govdelivery.com/accounts/USDHSCG/bulletins/1fdaa19?reqfrom=share #D17 #USCG #Alaska #Ketchikan #AlwaysReady
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#Update - All 11 people were taken by a U.S. Coast Guard Air Station Sitka Jayhawk helicopter to a staging area where they will be taken to Ketchikan. For those whose injuries are needing immediate medical treatment, a contracted helicopter will take them directly to the Ketchikan Medical Center. #USCG #CoastGuard #Rescue #Ketchikan #Alaska
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#Update - It was reported that the 11 people from the plane crash are alive, but have injuries. We do not know the extent of their injuries. The two U.S. Coast Guard Air Station Sitka helicopter crews continue to search and six Ketchikan Volunteer Rescue Squad helicopters with emergency medical personnel are standing by to assist once the people are located. #USCG #CoastGuard #Alaska
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#Update: The two Coast Guard Air Station Sitka Jayhawk helicopter crews are on scene searching for the plane with 11 people aboard. Weather on scene is 1/4 mile visibility. #BreakingNews #Ketchikan #Sitka #Alaska #SearchandRescue
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#BreakingNews - Two U.S. Coast Guard Air Station Sitka Jayhawk helicopter crews are responding to a report of a plane crash with 11 people aboard 39 miles south southwest of Ketchikan near Hetta Inlet, 2,000 feet in elevation on Mount Jumbo. We’ll keep you updated as we learn more information. #AlwaysReady #USCG #CoastGuard #SAR
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#MissionMonday - Recently, an U.S. Coast Guard Air Station Kodiak MH-65 helicopter crew attended Alaska Air Show Association Arctic Thunder 2018 held at Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson. It was a great opportunity to showcase the Dolphin helicopter and talk about Coast Guard missions and operations. We had a chance to talk about Coast Guard career opportunities and strengthen partnerships with all branches of the military. Let us know if you saw us at Arctic Thunder! #DutytoPeople #USCG #CoastGuard #Kodiak #ArcticThunder
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#ThisJustIn - a U.S. Coast Guard Air Station Sitka Jayhawk helicopter crew medevaced a 98-year-old woman from Tenakee Springs yesterday. The woman was safely transported to Sitka emergency medical personnel who then took her to Sitka Community Hospital for higher level medical care. Tenakee Springs is about 50 miles north of Sitka. We are #AlwaysReady when the call comes in. #AnyTime #AnySeason #Sitka #Alaska #USCG #CoastGuard
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Law enforcement authorities from the Coast Guard, Coast Guard Investigative Service, Alaska State Troopers and local police departments participated in a joint law enforcement operation to detect and deter illegal activity on Alaska Marine Highway System and inter-island ferries, June 24 thru July 2. Read more here: https://content.govdelivery.com/accounts/USDHSCG/bulletins/1fcc518?reqfrom=share
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U.S. Coast Guard Air Station Kodiak helicopter crews forward deployed to Forward Operating Location Kotzebue have been busy training in the frigid Arctic waters and towering mountains of Northern Alaska to be prepared for any emergency. #AnySeason #AnyTime #AlwaysReady #USCG #D17
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Happy 4th of July! Coast Guard men and women in Juneau participated in festivities including the annual parade. The crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Liberty also dressed the ship, or what’s commonly known as full-dress ship, to celebrate Independence Day.
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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.