Deck Watch: Coast Guard encourages owners to prepare vessels for winter in Alaska

In this week’s Deck Watch, Petty Officer 1st Class Robert Harris, a marine science technician at Sector Juneau, explains the dangers of snow loading on vessels moored at marinas and small boat harbors throughout Alaska, and the preventative measures boat […]


On the front lines of safety

From the East Coast to the West Coast and up to the frigid waters of Alaska, fishermen brave the elements to deliver the sea’s bounty to supermarket shelves and dinner tables. There are fisheries year-round in Alaska, and some of […]


Dredging vessels sit in Nome Harbor.

Coast Guard, partners reach out to Nome gold dredgers

 Story by Caitlin Goettler There’s gold to be found in Nome, as made evident by the nearly 70 gold dredgers in attendance at a public meeting on dredging safety, which was hosted by the Coast Guard in conjunction with its […]


Coast Guard, Alaska State Troopers train for safety at sea

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 […]


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