Deck Watch learns about Alaska Day

 

JUNEAU, Alaska -- Army and Coast Guard color guard personnel stand on the field atop Castle Hill while a reenactment of the transfer of the Territory of Alaska ceremony was held in Sitka Saturday Oct. 18, 2008.  U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Walter Shinn.

JUNEAU, Alaska -- Army and Coast Guard color guard personnel stand on the field atop Castle Hill while a reenactment of the transfer of the Territory of Alaska ceremony was held in Sitka Saturday Oct. 18, 2008. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Walter Shinn.

Deck Watch interviews Lt. Christopher Enoksen, with Air Station Sitka, about the history and part of the Coast Guard’s role in Sitka’s Alaska Day events.

Deck Watch is a five to seven minute radio show featuring Coast Guard news across the state of Alaska.

To listen to this week’s show, click here.

U.S. Coast Guard audio for District 17 External Affairs.

Also here’s what happened around Alaska this week:

Oct. 15 – A Coast Guard Air Station Kodiak MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter crew responded to a notification of a personal locator beacon being set off near Raspberry Island. The aircrew located two hunters who were cold and could possible become hypothermic. They transported the hunters back to Kodiak safely arriving in good condition.

Oct. 15 – The Coast Guard 17th District transferred custody of the Bangun Perkasa, a 140-foot fishing vessel seized for illegal high seas drift net fishing 2,600 miles southwest of Kodiak in September, to the NOAA Fisheries Office of Law Enforcement Alaska. They are surveying the Bangun Perkasa to determine the value of the vessel and its catch, which includes 30 tons of squid and 30 sharks. NOAA will then coordinate the sale of the catch and the U.S. government may retain the proceeds of the sale. Once NOAA’s Office of Law Enforcement completes its investigation, they will forward their findings to the Department of Justice for potential prosecution for numerous violations of U.S. law.

Oct. 17 – A Coast Guard Station Ketchikan small boat crew discovered a 17-foot skiff near the rocks south of Pennock Island. The small boat crew took the skiff’s owner aboard the small boat and towed the skiff back to the owner’s house nearby. No injuries were reported.

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