Halibut caught off Kodiak Island, Alaska

Coast Guard encourages fishing vessel safety examinations for the 2013 halibut and sablefish fisheries

  The month of March marks the beginning of the halibut and sablefish seasons, the longest running fishing seasons in Alaska. Any seasoned Alaskan mariner knows that fishing on the open water is dangerous business, but not every fisherman is […]


Coast Guard ensures safety of marine operators in remote Northwestern Alaska

  By Ensign Victoria Stockton Coast Guard examiners conducted dockside safety exams in the remote communities of Nome, Golovin, Koyuk and Unalakleet Sept. 17 to 21. Lt. j.g. Ryan Butler, Petty Officer 2nd Class Alex Olbert and Petty Officer 2nd […]


Deck Watch talks commercial fishing vessel safety

This week Deck Watch talks with Ken Lawrenson, the 17th District commercial fishing vessel safety coordinator, about the District’s 2012 program objectives. Click here to listen. In other news: Mar. 14 – Coast Guard sponsored musher Ken Anderson and his […]