Welcome to the
U.S. Coast Guard Seventeenth District


We serve and safeguard the public, protect the environment and its resources, and defend the Nation’s interests in the Alaskan maritime region. 

Leading a crew of professionals, fostering a creative and supportive team, and building and strengthening our trusted partnerships. 

D17 Command:
Rear Admiral Daniel B. Abel, 17th District CommanderCaptain Laura M. Dickey, 17th District Chief of StaffMaster Chief Petty Officer Brett L. VerHulst, 17th District Command Master Chief

District Information:

  • Coast Guard Information Site
    • District Fact Sheet
    • D17 BlogD17 Facebook
    • D17 Twitter
  • Mariner Licensing Information
  • Un-Inspected Vessel 5 Star Safety Program
  • Commercial Fishing Vessel Safety
  • Drug & Alcohol Testing Program
  • D17 Safety Brochure
  • Submit questions About D17 here

Arctic Shield 2016:  For more information about the Coast Guard's presence in the Arctic, please click here.   

For Maritime Emergencies:Contact the U. S. Coast Guard by VHF radio CH 16 or call *CG from your Alaska registered cellular telephone.

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