Coast Guardsmen from Kodiak participated in an emergency towing system drill in Dutch Harbor yesterday. The crew from the cutter Alex Haley and an Air Station Kodiak Dolphin helicopter crew assisted the city of Unalaska with the maritime emergency practice.
During the drill, the helicopter crew delivered the city’s emergency towing gear to a vessel which was then towed by the Alex Haley. The participating distressed vessel was then met by local tugs which took the vessel to an emergency buoy.
Alex Haley Commanding Officer Stephen White said drills such as yesterdays were important to gain familiarity with the emergency towing system equipment. Personnel with the Dutch Harbor Marine Safety Detachment also participated, as did Harley Marine, Dunlap Towing and the Alaska Department of Environmental Conservation.
The Alex Haley is a 282-foot medium endurance cutter homeported in Kodiak.
Support Kodiak Public Radio
- Trump Says Keeping Syrian Refugees In Region Is 'Best Way To Help Most People'
- Democrats Want To Probe Trump Ties To Deutsche Bank. GOP Says, No Thanks
- House Votes To Impose New Russia Sanctions — And Also Tie Trump's Hands
- Trump: 'Time Will Tell' If Sessions Remains Attorney General
- Watch: Sen. McCain Calls For Compromise In Return To Senate Floor
- New diesel and petrol vehicles to be banned from 2040 in UK
- US moves one step closer to imposing fresh Russia sanctions
- Charlie Gard: Court hears hospice best option for baby
- Acid attack suspected as men targeted in Bethnal Green
- IS wives: Why I joined the 'caliphate' in Raqqa
- Switzerland chainsaw attack: Suspect arrested in Thalwil
- Afognak Island elk study looks at balancing logging with game management
- Fairbanks approves putting tax increase in hands of voters
- UAA celebrates 10 years of bringing writers together during summer reading series
- Slow gas deal causing problems for Interior Energy Project
- Coast Guard works together with mariners on Kodiak rescue
- Reassigned climate official worries “nobody home” on village relocation
KMXT1-907-486-31818 a.m. - 5 p.m. Monday-Friday
Top Posts & Pages