Stevens complains of diminishing Coast Guard service in Alaskan waters

Senator Ted Stevens said today he believes Alaska is getting short-changed when it comes to ocean and port security. At a Senate Commerce oversight hearing, Stevens voiced his concerns to Rear Admiral Dave Pekoske, the Coast Guard’s Assistant Commandant for Operations. He said while the Coast Guard is putting a lot of attention on inspecting foreign ports and other Homeland Security responsibilities, its presence in Alaska waters is declining.

Joel Southern, APRN – Anchorage