Sector Anchorage is the sector with the largest geographical area, exercising authority in a jurisdiction extending through-out Western Alaska, The North Slope, and the Aleutian Islands through Prince William Sound. Sector Anchorage has several subordinate units, which include Marine Safety Unit Valdez, Several Marine Safety Detachments, Several Cutters and an Aids To Navigation Team. Sector Anchorage’s missions include, but are not limited to: Search And Rescue, Pollution Prevention & Response, Waterways Management, Port Security, Vessel Inspections, and Investigations. In 2014 Sector Anchorage was relocated from Downtown Anchorage to a state-of-the-art facility attached to the Alaska National Guard Armory on Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson.
Mark your calendar: Sector Anchorage’s Commander, CAPT Paul Mehler III, will be relieved by CAPT Paul Albertson in a Change of Command and Retirement Ceremony planned for 1400 on July 8. More information to follow.
To Report an Oil Spill or Suspicious Activity contact The National Response Center (NRC):
To report a marine casualty, call the Sector Anchorage Command Center at (907) 428-4100. The Coast Guard conducts investigations following marine casualties to determine the causal and contributing factors that led to the incident. This allows the Coast Guard to potentially save lives in the future by identifying what went wrong and how it can be avoided in the future.
This Bulletin provides an update to the maritime industry with respect to assessing Ebola risks and the responsibility of vessel/facility agents, owners, masters, operators, Area Maritime Security Committee members, and persons to immediately report potential communicable disease hazards to the United States Coast Guard (USCG) and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
- Ebola Virus Precautions Update