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 […]


KODIAK, Alaska - Petty Officer 1st Class Andrew Frank, a marine science technician with Marine Safety Detachment Kodiak, reviews the expiration date on an emergency positioning indicating radio beacon on the fishing vessel Silver Spray to help inform the vessel's captain Bill Prout Sept. 28, 2010. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Jonathan Lally.

No one’s life is worth a fish

Coast Guard District 17 Commercial Fishing Vessel Safety Coordinator sets safety goals for 2012. To find out more about his goals click the link above.