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 […]


Fifth graders in Mrs. Warner's class ready for a ride to Woody island May 9, 2013, in Kodiak, Alaska. The Kodiak Auxiliary Flotilla delivered more than 80 lifejackets for the annual camping trip. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Drew Herman.

Coast Guard in Alaska observes National Safe Boating Week

On June 4, 1958, President Dwight D. Eisenhower established National Safe Boating Week as the first week starting on the first Sunday in June. In 1995, the date for National Safe Boating Week was changed to a full week before […]