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Coast Guard Blotter — Sept. 16
Sept. 9 A Coast Guard Air Station Sitka MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter crew rescued seven people after the 78-foot passenger vessel Northern Song went soft aground near Baranof Island in Southeast Alaska. The helicopter crew landed on the shore, embarked the passengers and safely transported them to Sitka with no reported injuries. The master of the vessel and three crewmembers stayed aboard the Northern Song and refloa...
Sep 16, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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Kodiak fish hatchery taps savings account after poor pink salmon harvest
KODIAK — While a lower-than-expected return of hatchery-raised pink salmon slows work at the Kitoi Bay Hatchery, the health of its parent company, Kodiak Regional Aquaculture Authority, remains good, KRAA executive director Kevin Brennan said Wednesday. Across Kodiak Island, pink salmon were found in fewer numbers and in different places than preseason fishing estimates foretold, leading to ripple effects across t...
Sep 15, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
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Coast Guard suspends search for man believed lost from container ship
KODIAK — The U.S. Coast Guard has abandoned its search for a South Korean believed lost overboard from the 964-foot container ship Mol Explorer sometime this weekend. Coast Guard District 17 was notified about 4:30 p.m. Saturday that a 49-year-old man was discovered missing about 2:30 p.m. He had last been seen 22 hours earlier, at dinner. Coast Guard Air Station Kodiak responded to a search request with an HC-130...
Sep 12, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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Karluk post office avoids closure
KODIAK — The village of Karluk will keep its post office. The U.S. Postal Service announced Thursday that it has rescinded plans to close the office and 30 others in Alaska. It announced in July that 36 post offices in Alaska and about 3,600 nationwide would be closed as part of a billion-dollar cost-cutting measure. In late August, the post office announced that 25 of the scheduled closures off the road system wo...
Sep 09, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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Rockfish survey finds good news for fishermen
KODIAK — A newly completed survey of rockfish off Kodiak Island and Chignik on the Alaska Peninsula could lead to bigger catches for Kodiak fishermen. Alaska Department of Fish and Game biologist Philip Tschersich explained the study Thursday night at the Alutiiq Museum. The lecture was part of the museum’s fall lecture series, which features contributions from experts in multiple fields at 7 p.m. each Thursday. R...
Sep 09, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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Coast Guard Blotter — Sept. 9
Aug. 3 • Sector Anchorage watchstanders received notification from the crew of a 24-foot pleasure craft disabled in McClure Bay. The watchstanders issued a marine assistance request broadcast and the crew of the good Samaritan motor vessel Babel Fish responded. The Babel Fish crew towed the pleasure craft safely to Whittier after the vessels stayed in Culross Passage overnight waiting for weather conditions to imp...
Sep 09, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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Kodiak still No. 5 among U.S. ports in commercial fish landings
KODIAK — Kodiak stood pat in this year’s rankings of the busiest commercial fishing ports in the United States. According to figures released Wednesday by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, Kodiak landed 325.3 million pounds of commercial fish in 2010. That was up from 282.9 million pounds in 2009, but other ports registered similar gains. Dutch Harbor stayed No. 1 in poundage for the 22nd consec...
Sep 08, 2011 | 1 1 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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Funding for new helicopter at Air Station Kodiak advances in U.S. Senate
KODIAK — The U.S. Senate Homeland Security Appropriations Subcommittee advanced a $10.35 billion funding bill to the Senate Appropriations Committee Tuesday. Included in the bill are two $18.3 million allotments to add two H-60 Jayhawk helicopters to the Coast Guard’s Alaska fleet. One helicopter will go to Sitka, which lost a Jayhawk in a crash last year. The other will come to Kodiak, raising the air station’s c...
Sep 07, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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Deadman's Curve bike path leads state transportation funding list
KODIAK — Advocates for a pedestrian and bike path running along Rezanof Drive from Pier 2 to Deadman’s Curve hope wide local support for the project will translate into an outpouring of public comment as the proposed pathway is reviewed in state transportation plans. The new 10-foot wide pathway is being considered in a draft of the Statewide Transportation Improvement Program (STIP), which encompasses road, ferry...
Sep 07, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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Offshore gale keeps sailors ashore in Kodiak
KODIAK — If it happened in the Atlantic Ocean, they’d call it a hurricane. Kodiak just calls it Monday. A strong weekend storm lashed the Gulf of Alaska and Kodiak Island during the last half of the long Labor Day weekend, penning the Alaska Marine Highway ferry Kennicott in port and leaving fishermen cursing the skies. “There’s a gale right there off the coast,” said Rich Courtney with the National Weather Servic...
Sep 06, 2011 | 1 1 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
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