The water was a balmy 80 degrees and calm. A wave rippled across its surface as a small, orange boat sank to the waterline. The four people aboard quickly exited the boat into the water. A voice overhead was instructing them to “conserve energy and float nearby.”
What do you picture when you think about maritime traffic in Alaska? Is it crab fishermen on the Bering Sea? Or maybe cruise ships navigating the islands of Southeast Alaska? Oil tankers leaving Price William Sound? Whatever it is, it […]
Kodiak is home to one of five Coast Guard police departments. May 15 is Peace Officer Memorial Day and National Police Week is celebrated the same week. We take the time to recognize this small group of law enforcement professionals for all that they do to keep their fellow Coast Guardsmen and local communities safe.
Charlie Medlicott, the Coast Guard District 17 commercial fishing vessel safety examiner in Unalaska, and Petty Officer 2nd Class Jake Vickers of Marine Safety Detahcment Unalaska conducted safety training with the crew of the 156-foot Alaska State Trooper patrol vessel […]