Coast Guard completes pollution response efforts in American Samoa

Coast Guard completes pollution response efforts  in American Samoa
googletag.cmd.push(function() { googletag.display('div-gpt-ad-1461251439213-0'); }); Chief Warrant Officer Bryan Anderson from Coast Guard Sector Honolulu prevention and local contractors conduct a visual assessment for any threats of pollution aboard the 88-foot commercial fishing vessel Chui Zai Fa No. 1 grounded about 300-yards off Leone Bay, American Samoa, Feb. 12, 2018.  (U.S....

Coast Guard reopens Port of Pago Pago following Tropical Cyclone Gita

Coast Guard reopens Port of Pago Pago following Tropical Cyclone Gita
Cmdr. Ulysses Mullins, deputy sector commander Coast Guard Sector Honolulu, and Chief Warrant Officer Bryan Anderson Coast Guard Sector Honolulu prevention, discuss future operations for the removal of product aboard the 88-foot commercial fishing vessel Chui Zai Fa No. 1 grounded about 300-yards off Leone Bay, American Samoa, Feb. 11, 2018.  (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Tara...

Port of Pago Pago remains closed following Tropical Cyclone Gita

PAGO PAGO, American Samoa —The port of Pago Pago remains closed to commercial traffic Saturday pending further assessment following Tropical Cyclone Gita, while work to remove the fishing vessel Chui Kai Fa No. 1 continues. High winds remain a concern through the weekend, as responders work to assess the region and resume the response to the grounded 88-foot commercial fishing vessel Chui Zai Fa...

Coast Guard closes Port of Pago Pago, American Samoa, for Tropical Cyclone Amos

Coast Guard closes Port of Pago Pago, American Samoa, for Tropical Cyclone Amos
HONOLULU — The Coast Guard Captain of the Port is closely monitoring the movement of Tropical Cyclone Amos and has set Port Condtion Zulu and closed the port of Pago Pago, American Samoa to all inbound and outbound traffic due to severe weather, Saturday. In preparation for Amos, the Coast Guard captain of the port strongly advised vessels of 200 gross tons or more to depart until the storm passed...

Coast Guard suspends active search for missing man off American Samoa

Coast Guard suspends active search for missing man off American Samoa
PAGO PAGO, American Samoa — The Coast Guard suspended the search Saturday for 58-year-old Babar Suleman who went missing during a plane crash near Pago Pago Tuesday night. “The decision to suspend a search and rescue case is one of the most difficult decisions I have to make,” said Rear Admiral Cari Thomas, Commander, Fourteenth Coast Guard District. “I want to extend my sincere condolences...

Coast Guard continues searching for missing man off American Samoa

Coast Guard continues searching for missing man off American Samoa
PAGO PAGO, American Samoa – Coast Guard and local agencies continue to search for a man who went missing in a plane crash near Pago Pago Tuesday night. Search efforts for 58-year-old Babar Suleman continued throughout the day and suspended Thursday night due to decreased visibility. The search resumed Friday morning and will continue throughout the day. The Coast Guard Joint Rescue Coordination...

Coast Guard continues response to downed plane near American Samoa

Coast Guard continues response to downed plane near American Samoa
PAGO PAGO, American Samoa – Coast Guard and local agencies are continuing to search for a man who went missing during a plane crash approximately one mile from Pago Pago Tuesday night. Search efforts for 58-year-old Babar Suleman continued throughout the day and suspended Wednesday night due to decreased visibility. The search resumed Thursday morning and will continue throughout the day. Coast...

Coast Guard, local agencies respond to downed plane near American Samoa

Coast Guard, local agencies respond to downed plane near American Samoa
PAGO PAGO, American Samoa — Coast Guard and local agencies are responding to a plane crash near Pago Pago International Airport after a single-engine plane crashed into the water Tuesday night. Coast Guard watchstanders at the Joint Rescue Coordination Center Honolulu received notification from the Regional Command Center in New Zealand that a Beechcraft Bonanza with two people aboard crashed into...

Search for missing mariner off American Samoa suspended

HONOLULU – The Coast Guard has suspended the search for an 18-year-old mariner who fell overboard approximately 115 miles south of American Samoa. The Coast Guard’s search area covered 2,890 square miles. “The decision to suspend was not made easily,” said Lt. Cmdr. Michael Jackson, search and rescue mission control for Joint Rescue Coordination Center Honolulu. “We took into account the...