United States Coast Guard

Indonesian group trains at AVTEC

Members of the Indonesian Coast Guard and navy began two weeks of training at the Alaska Vocational Technical Center in Seward Aug. 24. The training… Continue reading

 

Coast Guard cutter forced into retirement

After 23 years of service, the U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Roanoke Island ends its tour of duty. Sometime soon it will sail away to be… Continue reading

 

Coast Guard responds to Cook Inlet fuel spill

The U.S. Coast Guard responded to a fuel spill near Port Graham on Saturday. Several agencies responded to an area in southeastern Cook Inlet after… Continue reading

 

Seward leads efforts to train maritime workforce for future

SEWARD — AVTEC, that little school at the end of the road in Seward, happens to be at the international forefront of maritime training. Right… Continue reading

Safety workshop scheduled for Feb. 21

The Alaska Marine Safety Education Association is bringing its safety drill conductor workshop back to Homer Feb. 21 at the Bidarka Inn. The course runs… Continue reading

Correa named ‘sailor of the quarter’

The chiefs and command of the USCGC Hickory have announced their selection of Jose J. Correa, a machinery technician second class, as the ship’s Fall… Continue reading

Coast Guard selling firewood to support Share the Spirit

Feel that chill in the air? The U.S. Coast Guard Marine Safety Detachment in Homer has just the solution for warming the body and the… Continue reading

Haunted Hickory: Always ready for frightening fun

The U.S. Coast Guard’s motto “Semper Paratus” — Latin for “always ready” — perfectly sums up the decades-long attitude of local Coasties using a Homer-based… Continue reading

Two men rescued off Homer after boat engine fails

The Homer Coast Guard Auxiliary and two crewmembers from the U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Roanoke Island rescued two mariners with boat trouble in lower Cook… Continue reading

Hickory’s commanding officer promoted in July 1 ceremony

The commanding officer of the U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Hickory, Brian C. Krautler, has been promoted to the rank of Commander. Commander Krautler’s promotion took… Continue reading

Homer student to graduate from CMA

Casey M. Coates, son of Michael and Laurie Coates, has made the dean’s list at California Maritime Academy, San Francisco, for the spring and fall… Continue reading

USCGC Hickory: Haunting Homer for 10 years

When the U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Sedge left Homer in 2002, some thought that after more than 20 years the ghosts that haunted the trusty… Continue reading

Coast Guard cleans wreckage of sunken vessel in Cook Inlet

It is unclear when the wreckage of the F/V Six will be pulled out of Cook Inlet, however a U.S. Coast Guard-led team cleared the… Continue reading

Coast Guard to test new arctic oil spill tech

The U.S. Coast Guard will test advanced technologies including unmanned aerial and undersea vehicles for monitoring an oil spill in arctic ice in an exercise… Continue reading

AVTEC plans nation’s first ice navigation program

The White House is setting arctic policy. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is investigating locations for an arctic port. Hundreds of ships per year… Continue reading

Coast Guard recertifies Cook Inlet RCAC

The U.S. Coast Guard has approved Cook Inlet Regional Citizens Advisory Council’s annual recertification, allowing the organization to continue its mission of representing the citizens… Continue reading

Sunken boats raised, now at Homer Harbor

Two boats that sank in Jakolof Bay in December have been raised and moved to the Homer Harbor. U.S. Coast Guard Marine Safety Detachment Homer,… Continue reading

Honoring those who served

Led by a U.S. Coast Guard Color Guard, the Veterans’ Day Parade heads down the Sterling Highway on Sunday to the Alaska Islands and Ocean Visitor… Continue reading

COAST GUARD PUTS ANOTHER LOG ON THE FIRE

The U.S Coast Guard’s motto, “semper paratus,” means always being ready. That means being ready no matter what the role — search and rescue, homeland… Continue reading

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