Shipmate of the Week – Ken Lawrenson

On the evening of Nov. 5, an apartment building in downtown Juneau, Alaska, caught fire. The historic four-story structure was ablaze and the flames quickly grew, endangering nearby buildings in the surrounding area. The entire Capital City Fire/Rescue department responded and all available volunteer firefighters were called in to help contain the blaze. One of these responders was Ken Lawrenson, volunteer firefighter and Coast Guard fishing vessel safety program coordinator.

Coast Guard prepares for red king crab season

Hundreds will head out on the open ocean starting noon this Saturday on the hunt for 24 pounds of succulent goodness – It’s red king crab season! Red king crabs are the largest commercially harvested crabs, and the state of Alaska’s […]