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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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Update: The Haida Lady has been raised and is tied-off to shore. CG MSD Sitka personnel will continue to monitor th… https://t.co/cmxCbMvRVR
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Update: The Coast Guard suspended the search for the missing helicopter pilot near Kodiak, Alaska, Wednesday. Vie… https://t.co/GN0g7xOKq8
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The CG is searching for an overdue helicopter approx. 66 nautical miles northeast of Kodiak, Alaska. Anyone with in… https://t.co/7DSFPZ8iKZ
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#USCG aircrew from Forward Operating Location Cold Bay medevacs woman from vessel 101 miles northwest of Cold Bay,… https://t.co/zpAhOcYzHf
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A U.S. Coast Guard Air Station Kodiak Jayhawk helicopter crew medevaced a 45-year-old man Sunday night, from fishin… https://t.co/JCpSs4ByKC
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CONGRATULATIONS to Petty Officer 1st Class Ashleigh Seibert, a yeoman at Sector Anchorage, who was named the 17th D… https://t.co/hRCMJX45JS
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Happy 80th Birthday to the U.S. Coast Guard Reserve! Enjoy our throwback photos of our reserve members then (1989… https://t.co/8ZgI7BT4MC
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Last night Coast Guard Air Station Sitka aircrew completed a non-maritime emergency medical transport of a patient… https://t.co/XoqVgCsxn5
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#CoastGuard Cutter Hickory crew delivered pallets of water to Angoon residents, Sunday evening, after the town expe… https://t.co/kf1HTQaq9O
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Network issue that caused intermittent comms outages across the entirety of Southeast Alaska was resolved on Friday… https://t.co/Uy7EO9qpgj
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#CoastGuard Cutter Polar Star crew arrived in Juneau, AK, Friday, after a months-long Arctic deployment. Read full… https://t.co/8ULwHZyboz
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#USCG issues commercial fishing violation near Cape Barnabas, #Alaska! https://t.co/rl35ItkhQJ https://t.co/TcMrlQXgFn
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#USCG hoists skier mauled by bear near Haines, #Alaska! https://t.co/n0X4ThGPGI
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#USCG medevacs man near Cold Bay #Alaska! #Video available: https://t.co/4OGIBBEwBn
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The crew of Coast Guard Cutter Alex Haley returned to homeport in Kodiak, Alaska, following a 50-day deployment thr… https://t.co/jBQ7OsWNkz
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The #USCG is seeking information in locating suspect(s) who pointed a green laser light at the cabin of a Station K… https://t.co/1kEJi7b6tg
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Hinchinbrook Entrance has reopened to all outbound vessel traffic. More information at: https://t.co/Wbedgj4Lys
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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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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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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.