AMHS Receives Coast Guard Partner in Search and Rescue Award
(JUNEAU Alaska) – The Alaska Marine Highway System (AMHS) received a U.S. Coast Guard Partner in Search and Rescue award during a ceremony here April 18. Coast Guard Capt. Melissa Bert, along with Juneau Mayor Bruce Botelho, presented the award to Jim Beedle, Deputy Commissioner of Marine Operations, Department of Transportation and Public Facilities. The award cited the AMHS for its professionalism and stewardship while assisting those in need during critical missions involving search and rescue. According to the Coast Guard, AMHS has - on countless occasions - proved to be vital in locating vessels reported overdue by promptly responding to Coast Guard Urgent Marine Information Broadcasts and rescuing mariners in distress.