A day after Royal Dutch Shell PLC towed a damaged floating drill rig to shelter from a remote Alaska island, Interior Secretary Ken Salazar announced the department will perform an “expedited, high-level assessment” of the 2012 Arctic offshore drilling season.
The Coast Guard says responders have rescued 72 people on a sightseeing vessel that began taking on water in Alaska’s Glacier Bay after reportedly striking a rock.
Three Navy ships and the Navy’s Blue Angels jets are arriving in Seattle. They’ll practice Thursday and Friday and perform Saturday and Sunday over the hydroplane race course on Lake Washington.
A Shell Oil drilling vessel slipped it anchorage Saturday and began moving toward shore in Alaska’s Aleutian Islands before it was re-anchored, the Coast Guard said.
An Everett-based buoy tender is the first Coast Guard ship to test a biofuel made from algae.
From the vantage point of the Comfort Inn parking lot near the entrance to Kodiak’s airport, traffic moves north toward downtown or south to the Coast Guard air station, the home to cutters, helicopters and rescue swimmers that aid mariners in the Bering Sea or the Pacific Ocean.
ANCHORAGE,Alaska(AP) — Law officers are reassuring residents of Alaska’s Kodiak Island that they’re not in immediate danger following the shooting deaths of two workers at a Coast Guard communications station, but no reports of any […]
The 70-foot trawler went down in the night this past weekend, probably in a matter of seconds, 17 miles off the rugged coast of southern Washington. When the Coast Guard reached the scene hours later, there was nothing but an oil slick, an empty life raft and some crab pots to mark where the trawler disappeared. The Coast Guard found no survivors in concluding a search of 640 square miles.
The Seattle sailor who turned up safe after the Coast Guard suspended an exhaustive search had been feared lost at sea before, his brother said Tuesday.