Deck Watch escorts cruise ships near Juneau

JUNEAU, Alaska – A Coast Guard Station Juneau 45-foot Response Boat – Medium crew escorts the first cruise ship of the season into port May 3, 2012. In addition to Station Juneau Coast Guardsmen, many Sector Juneau personnel are involved in ensuring safety aboard cruise ships in Southeast Alaska. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Grant DeVuyst.

Deck Watch is a five to seven minute radio show featuring Coast Guard news across Alaska.  Petty Officer 3rd Class Grant DeVuyst visits with Ens. Angel Kwok, who in a marine inspector for Sector Juneau’s Prevention department.  She discusses her roles and responsibilites in the Prevention department and why cruise ship inspections are important.  You can listen to Deck Watch here

Here’s what else went on around Alaska:

May 7 – Coast Guard Air Station Kodiak positioned assets in Cordova in preparation for the upcoming spring and summer fishing seasons in Prince William Sound and the Gulf of Alaska.  Air station personnel deployed an MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter and support crew to Cordova in an effort to reduce search and rescue response times during a known period of increased maritime activity.  Read more here.

May 10 – A Coast Guard Air Station Kodiak MH-65 Dolphin helicopter crew medevaced three crewmembers off the Seattle-based fishing vessel Alaska Juris 80 miles north of Cold Bay.  The aircrew safely hoisted the three crewmembers from the 218-foot catcher/processor, where they were reportedly exposed to an ammonia leak on the vessel, and then transported them to Cold Bay where a Kodiak-based Coast Guard HC-130 Hercules airplane crew was waiting to take them to Anchorage for medical attention.  Read more here. 

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