Coast Guard opening seasonal base in Barrow

Thu, 08/21/2014 - 8:42am

KODIAK (AP) — The Coast Guard says it's opening its seasonal forward operating location Thursday in Barrow.

Two Jayhawk helicopter crews from Air Station Kodiak have been deployed with communication and ground support teams.

The Coast Guard says the Barrow base will improve response times for search and rescue operations in the Arctic Ocean.