The commercial fishing season in Alaska saw zero fatalities during the fiscal year that ended September 30. The US Coast Guard says 2022 is only the second fatality-free season on record, after 2015.
The US Coast Guard Cutter Cypress arrived in Kodiak after completing major maintenance at the Coast Guard Yard in Baltimore, Maryland.
An engine cut-off switch is an emergency ignition cut-off device that shuts down the engine if the operator is ejected from the vessel or falls overboard.
The aviation support facility reduces the response time to the Gulf of Alaska during peak fishing season.
When US Coast Guard Cutter Polar Star’s annual resupply mission at McMurdo Station in Antarctica was cancelled due to COVID-19 safety precautions at the station, Coast Guard leaders seized the opportunity to coordinate a future-focused Arctic deployment.