Welcome to the District 17 Web Site
Just by the very nature of what we do, the Coast Guard, Coast Guard Auxiliary and our local communities need each other. Our local community is the place where we grab a bite of lunch, watch the Independence Day parade, send our children to school — the place where we live and work.
In the Coast Guard Auxiliary, we believe we should reach beyond simply carrying out our missions. We strive to cultivate productive relationships within our communities. We want to get to know you, our neighbors, and encourage you to get to know us as well.
Beyond our local involvement, many national Coast Guard Auxiliary programs give you the opportunity to learn more about who we are and offer us the opportunity to listen to your concerns. Our community relations and outreach efforts help introduce you to our role as America’s Volunteer Lifesavers and explain our relevance in your daily lives.
It’s our community, but we’re your Coast Guard Auxiliary. Get to know us!
- National Weather Service Alaska Weather Report
There are several ways to get your Free Vessel Safety Check!
- This link works great if you are in the larger Towns & Cities.
- This link will some times work better if you are in the smaller Towns & Villages.
- Go to the left of this page and click on Divisions & Flotillas then pick the Flotilla closest to you.
- Click here for Request Info Form.
- Online Virtual Vessel Safety Check
- Float Plan Central Print or Email one then Give it to someone every time you go out.
- Boating Safety Resource Center One More Great Place For Info.
- State Of Alaska Office Of Boating Safety
Safety! The peace of mind that your boat meets federal safety standards and that in an emergency you will have the necessary equipment to save lives and summon help. Additionally, you will avoid substantial fines should you ever be boarded by the U.S. Coast Guard or other law enforcement and found to be in violation.
In many cases boating insurance agencies offer discounts for vessels which undergo a Vessel Safety Check every year. All decals and safety checks are void December 31st of year they are inspected, they are also void should the operator /owner fail to maintain the vessels equipment or the vessel itself to the standard at the time of the safety check.
If your are a Commercial Fishing Vessel Owner or Operator you should get a Free Commercial Fishing Vessel Safety Examination before you head out for your fishing season. The peace of mind that your Vessel meets federal safety standards and that in an emergency you will have the necessary equipment to save lives and summon help. Additionally, you will avoid substantial fines should you ever be boarded by the U.S. Coast Guard or other law enforcement and found to be in violation.
It's Free and here are Links to make it easy!
Alaska's uninspected passenger vessel (UPV) fleet has grown dramatically in the last decade from approximately 1600 in 1999 to over 3000 in 2009. While this industry has an excellent safety record, the risk of an incident remains significant due to Alaska's harsh maritime environment. To help manage this risk, the 17th Coast Guard District and Alaska's charter operators have instituted a voluntary dockside examination program to ensure that all regulatory requirements are satisfied. In addition, UPVs that participate in Alaska's unique, voluntary 5-Star Safety Program carry additional safety equipment beyond that required by regulation.
You need fulfill your Auxiliary Mandated Training requirements, contact your FSO-MT for more information. The links to the training sites are on DSO-MT page.
Wed, 01 Jan 14 Posted by: Richard Rogers
Traditional Paper Chart
Since President Thomas Jefferson asked for a survey of the coast in 1807, Coast Survey has been the nation’s trusted source for nautical charts covering the coastal waters of the U.S. and its territories. The traditional lithographic paper chart has been NOAA's signature product, trusted by mariners over the centuries as they navigate the Great Lakes and the coastal waters of the U.S. and its territories.
Effective April 13, 2014, the federal government will no longer use traditional lithography to print paper nautical charts. Improved paper nautical charts, updated to the time of printing, will continue to be available for purchase from NOAA-certified print-on-demand chart sellers. For your convenience, find a POD paper chart seller here. (For more information, Go to NOAA Office of Coast Survey.)