Hawaii Coast Guard Auxiliary to Compete in Toronto

HAWAII COAST GUARD AUXILIARY TO COMPETE
IN INTERNATIONAL SEARCH AND RESCUE COMPETITION

HONOLULU — A team of U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary members from the Fourteenth Coast Guard District in Hawaii are making final preparations for the 2007 International Search and Rescue (ISAR) Competition in Toronto.

ISAR is an annual, competitive event among Coast Guard Auxiliary teams from the United States and Canada, with each group demonstrating various skills in the fields of search and rescue. The event is scheduled for Sept. 28-29 in Toronto.

Six U.S. Coast Guard and six Canadian Coast Guard teams will compete. Each team will have four members and will compete in events including, chart work, search planning, on-water rescue, and emergency dewatering pump operations, radio communications, lifeline throwing, marlin spike/rope work and damage control.

Hawaii members representing the U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliaries Fourteenth District include, Bruce Takayama (Pearl City), Larry Hinojosa (Waianae), Paul Merhib (Kona) and Al Chang (Kaneohe).

The team will be conducting their final training this weekend for preparation for the competition next week.

For more information on ISAR, please visit: www.internationalsar.com.

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