Cutter Alex Haley makes way to homeport in Kodiak, Alaska

Coast Guard, Arctic Wind crew emphasize safety, training

Story by Petty Officer 1st Class Charly Hengen Alaska’s unpredictable weather and notoriously rough seas can be unforgiving. This resonates loudly for two crewmembers aboard the fishing vessel Arctic Wind who narrowly escaped death on January 22, 2018.   The […]


Alaska Preparedness Boot Camp

September is dedicated to preparedness across the United States, and nowhere is that more important than in Alaska. So we’re not messing around! Work through each of these drills if you want to make it through our preparedness boot camp!


Rescue highlights the importance of being prepared for worst case scenarios in Alaskan waters

Anyone who has plied the waters of Alaska can attest to the many dangers facing mariners, and the rescue of five crewmen aboard the fishing vessel Western Venture, Oct. 20, has cast new light upon the importance of being prepared […]


Deck Watch learns how to be prepared

  This week Deck Watch sat down with Fire Chief Bob Himes of Kodiak’s Bayside Fire Department and Amiee Kinazowski, Kodiak’s city manager, to discuss disaster preparedness in Kodiak and statewide. This is national preparedness month. Find out what you […]