Sept. 17

• Coast Guard District 17 command center watchstanders received a report from the Alaska State Troopers stating an aircraft reported a flashing light near Eagle Glacier 18 miles northwest of Juneau. Sector Juneau watchstanders directed the launch of an Air Station Sitka MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter to respond. The helicopter crew arrived to the area and discovered campers with no sign of distress.

• Coast Guard District 17 Command Center watchstanders received a report from the Sand Point harbormaster of an overdue 18-foot skiff with one person onboard. The skiff and person were going from Perryville to Sand Point. It was reported the skiff departed Perryville and the man had a tarp, tent and miscellaneous camping supplies onboard. Coast Guard District 17 watchstanders received confirmation from the Sand Point harbormaster the skiff and man were safely moored in the harbor at about 2:52 a.m.

Sept. 18

• Communications Station Kodiak watchstanders received a report that the 54-foot fishing vessel Comorant Isle was on fire 103 miles northwest of Dutch Harbor. The watchstanders issued an urgent marine information broadcast and directed the launch of aircrews onboard an Air Station Kodiak HC-130 and an MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter. The crew from the Comorant Isle reported the fire was out but the vessel was adrift. A good Samaritan responded to the UMIB and towed the vessel into Dutch Harbor.

• Sector Anchorage watchstanders received a phone call from Station Valdez personnel stating they received a distress report from an emergency indicating radio beacon near Heather Bay in northern Prince William Sound. Station Valdez personnel launched a 45-foot Response Boat-Small crew and confirmed no distress in the area.

Sept. 19

• Sector Anchorage watchstanders received notification from the crew of the pleasure craft Sea Biscuit that they were adrift just east of Goose Island in Prince William Sound. Station Valdez personnel launched a 45-foot Response Boat-Small crew, retrieved the three people onboard the Sea Biscuit and transported them back to Valdez. The Station Valdez crew was unable to tow the vessel due to weather.

Sept. 20

• Coast Guard District 17 watchstanders received a call from the village police safety officer in Ouzinkie requesting a medevac for a 72-year-old man suffering from cardiac-related problems. An Air Station Kodiak MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter crew was directed to launch and transport the man from Ouzinkie to Kodiak for further medical treatment.

• Sector Anchorage watchstanders received a report from the crew of the 24-foot bayliner Sunny Day requesting a communications schedule due to poor weather and boater inexperience. The vessel is currently in MacLeod Harbor on Montague Island. The vessel departed Whittier on Sept. 18 for a four-day voyage.

Sept. 21

• Coast Guard Sector Juneau watchstanders were notified that the 36-foot gillnetter Shelo with two people aboard was on fire in Behm Canal 212 miles southeast of Juneau. The crew with the 30-foot pleasure craft Mickey H responded and provided communications relay to the watchstanders. An Air Station Sitka MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter crew diverted from a training flight to respond. The master of the Shelo was able to extinguish fire and no injuries were reported.

Sept. 22

• The crews of the 82-foot Crowley tugs Siku and Sinuk successfully reestablished the tow of an adrift 173-foot barge carrying approximately 140,000 gallons of fuel in the Bering Strait near Wales. The Coast Guard monitored the situation as the tugs took the barge to Port Clarence. The barge became adrift Tuesday when the crew of the 82-foot Crowley tug Sinuk reported the towline to the barge they were towing had parted in heavy seas.

• A Coast Guard Air Station Kodiak HC-130 Hercules aircrew medevaced a 26-year-old male from Dutch Harbor to Anchorage. The crew of the 116-foot Constellation reported a crewmember had suffered head injuries from a fall aboard the vessel about 45 miles northeast of Dutch Harbor. The Hercules crew was diverted from a training flight to meet the Constellation crew in Dutch Harbor to take the injured man to Anchorage for further medical treatment.

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