Pacific partners conduct joint rescue of six fishermen

Pacific partners conduct joint rescue of six fishermen
Petty Officer 2nd Class Mandi Stevens and Petty Officer 2nd Class Chris Parmenter sit on the ramp of an HC-130 Hercules airplane to deploy a long range deployable drop kit to a disabled vessel approximately 80 miles off Tonga May 25, 2017.  (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Amanda Levasseur) HONOLULU — Six Tongan fishermen are safe today following a joint rescue effort between the...

Coast Guard medevacs woman from ship 81 miles off Oahu

Coast Guard medevacs woman from ship 81 miles off Oahu
Coast Guard Air Station Barbers Point MH-65 Dolphin helicopter file photo HONOLULU — A 66-year-old woman is in stable condition at Hilo Medical Center on Big Island after being medically evacuated by the Coast Guard, Tuesdy. “We are proud of all the crews involved, including that of the Emerald Princess, for their cooperation and work ensuring the passenger received appropriate care,” said Kelvin...

Coast Guard suspends active search for missing fisherman off Saipan

Coast Guard suspends active search for missing fisherman off Saipan
A Coast Guard Station Apra Harbor 45-fooot Response Boat – Medium.. USCG File Photo HONOLULU — The Coast Guard has suspended the active search for a missing fisherman who was reported overdue from a fishing trip off the eastern coast of Saipan, Thursday. Lito Aguilar, 50, remains missing. “Making the decision to suspend a search is never an easy one,” said Lt. Cmdr. Joshua Blocker, a command...

Coast Guard, Navy, DPS searching for fisherman off Saipan

Coast Guard, Navy, DPS searching for fisherman off Saipan
USCG File Photo HONOLULU — The Coast Guard is currently searching for a 50-year-old Filipino man who was reported overdue Wednesday from a fishing trip off the eastern coast of Saipan. Missing is Lito Aguilar. Watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector Guam Command Center received a report from a concerned neighbor at 6:56 p.m. Wednesday. The neighbor stated that Aguilar usually departs from Sugar Dock,...

Coast Guard, Navy medevac fisherman from vessel 173 miles off Oahu

Coast Guard, Navy medevac fisherman from vessel 173 miles off Oahu
MH-60R Seahawk helicopter File Photo (U.S. Navy photo by Seaman Cody M. Deccio) HONOLULU — A 30-year-old Vietnamese fisherman, suffering severe abdominal pain, arrived in good condition to Queens Medical Center in Honolulu Wednesday evening, aboard a Navy MH-60 Seahawk helicopter. “This is a great demonstration of how our military branches work together to successfully complete a mission, said...

Coast Guard, partner agencies to conduct search and rescue exercise off Maui

Coast Guard, partner agencies to conduct search and rescue exercise off Maui
USCG File Photo HONOLULU — The Coast Guard, Maui Fire Department, Maui 911 Dispatch, Ocean Safety and Lifeguard Services, and Maui Emergency Management Services are scheduled to conduct a search and rescue exercise in Maui, Thursday. The exercise will take place on the water and in the air near Molokini Crater with Coast Guard and local agencies working together to test and evaluate interagency communications,...

Coast Guard conducts long-range medevac from remote Pacific atoll

Coast Guard conducts long-range medevac  from remote Pacific atoll
HONOLULU — A 74-year-old man arrived in stable condition to Honolulu, Tuesday, after being medically evacuated 1,061 miles from Palmyra Atoll by the Coast Guard. James Hickman of San Antonio, Texas was safely transported aboard an HC-130 Hercules fixed wing airplane from Coast Guard Air Station Barbers Point on a 3 hour flight to the air station where local emergency services personnel were waiting...

Coast Guard seeking public’s help in locating owner of an adrift life ring off Kauai

Coast Guard seeking public's help in locating owner of an adrift life ring off Kauai
HONOLULU — The Coast Guard is seeking the public’s help identifying the owner of an adrift orange life ring found approximately 500-yards off of Red Hill on the Na Pali Coast of Kauai, Saturday.  Anyone with information that may help identify the owner of the life ring is asked to contact Coast Guard Sector Honolulu at 808-842-2600.  At 11 a.m., watchstanders from the Coast Guard Sector Honolulu...

Two rescues for Coast Guard aircrew in less than 12 hours

Two rescues for Coast Guard aircrew in less than 12 hours
Mariners from the 34-foot sailing vessel Malia stand with Petty Officer 2nd Class Erich Klinger, a rescue swimmer at Air Station Barbers Point, following their rescue near Honolulu, Feb. 16, 2017. (U.S. Coast Guard photo) HONOLULU — The Coast Guard rescued a mariner in distress near the Kalaupapa Lighthouse off Molokai early Friday morning, less than 12 hours after rescuing six boaters from a grounded...