JUNEAU - The Alaska Marine Highway System received a U.S. Coast Guard Partner in Search and Rescue award during a ceremony in Juneau on April 18.
Coast Guard Capt. Melissa Bert, along with Juneau Mayor Bruce Botelho, presented the award to Jim Beedle, Deputy Commissioner of Marine Operations with Department of Transportation and Public Facilities.
The award cited the AMHS for its professionalism and stewardship while assisting those in need during critical missions involving search and rescue.
AMHS has on countless occasions helped to locate vessels reported overdue and assisted in rescuing mariners in distress, according to the Coast Guard.