Brianna Gibbs, KMXT - Kodiak
A fish processing vessel went aground near the Ouzinkie on Friday. The 169-foot “Pacific Producer,” out of Seattle, hit bottom between Kodiak and Spruce Island with sixteen aboard. Ten were rescued and taken to Kodiak, while the rest hope to re-float the vessel at high tide.
The Coast Guard lifted an order restricting movement of Shell’s Kulluk drill rig Thursday morning. Petty Officer David Moseley says the company had to provide information about assessments of the rig and their tow plan to the Coast Guard for review.
Suspect James Michael "Jim" Wells is expected to appear in court this week. An arrest was made on Friday for a double-murder at the Communications Station on Coast Guard Base Kodiak last spring.
Kodiak’s Representative Alan Austerman and Senator Gary Stevens are two members of a 20 member Alaska Arctic Policy Commission appointed to address statewide and national Arctic issues in the coming years.
On Kodiak Island, the body of a Coast Guardsmen missing since Saturday was recovered Monday on Barometer Mountain.
As the salmon make their way up stream, and the rivers bustle with eager anglers, the Alaska Department of Fish and Game wants to remind sport fishermen about the ban on footgear with felt-soles. Anglers have used felt soles on their boots for years to provide better traction and stability on slippery rocks.
Coast Guard Commandant Admiral Bob Papp is in Alaska. He toured the North Slope along with Interior Secretary Ken Salazar, who left Wednesday.
Coast Guard Commandant Admiral Bob Papp is in Alaska. He arrived along with Interior Secretary Ken Salazar, who left Wednesday. But the Commandant remains in Barrow, looking into what sort of installation the Coast Guard might put there, now that the Interior Department has awarded the permits for Shell to drill in the Beaufort Sea.
12Page 2 of 2