Coast Guard, Honolulu Fire, Ocean Safety conduct joint training on Hawaii’s North Shore

Coast Guard, Honolulu Fire, Ocean Safety conduct joint training on Hawaii's North Shore
An Ocean Safety and Lifeguard Services rescue craft operator is hoisted into a Coast Guard Air Station Barbers Point MH-65 Dolphin helicopter during joint training on Oahu’s North Shore Nov. 7, 2017, ahead of the island’s famed annual high surf season.  (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Coast Guard Air Station Barbers Point) HONOLULU — Coast Guard, Honolulu Fire Department and Ocean Safety...

Coast Guard responds to report disabled row boat off Maui

Coast Guard responds to report disabled row boat off Maui
Coast Guard Cutter Oliver Berry file photo by Lt. j.g. Peter Driscoll) HONOLULU — The Coast Guard responded to a report of a disabled ocean rowboat with one person aboard approximately 35 miles northeast of Maui, Tuesday. Ruihn Yu, a 32-year-old male Chinese national, was conducting a trans-Pacific voyage from Richmond, California, to China and Taiwan in his 18-foot vessel when he experienced communication...

Coast Guard suspends search for 2 people from downed helicopter off Molokai

Coast Guard suspends search for 2 people from downed helicopter off Molokai
Coast Guard Air Station Barbers Point MH-65 Dolphin helicopter File photo HONOLULU — The Coast Guard has suspended the active search for two missing men whose helicopter went down off the coast of Molokai, Monday evening. Jeremy Dossetter, 27, and Oliver Kirsch, 25, remain missing. “Making the decision to suspend a search and rescue case is incredibly difficult and is done only when we have exhausted...

Coast Guard, Navy respond to downed helicopter off Molokai

Coast Guard, Navy respond to downed helicopter off Molokai
Coast Guard Air Station Barbers Point MH-65 Dolphin helicopter File photo HONOLULU — Coast Guard and Navy crews responded to a report of a downed helicopter with two people aboard off the northwest side of Molokai, Monday evening. Responding were: HC-130 Hercules airplane and MH-65 Dolphin helicopter aircrews from Coast Guard Air Station Barbers Point. U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Ahi (WPB 87364), homeported...

Coast Guard, HFD rescue 20 fishermen from aground vessel off Honolulu

Coast Guard, HFD rescue 20 fishermen from aground vessel off Honolulu
HONOLULU — Twenty fishermen were transported to shore from an aground vessel less than a half mile off Honolulu early Wednesday morning. Honolulu Fire Department Jet Ski crews transported fishermen from the vessel to a Coast Guard 45-foot Response Boat-Medium for further transport to awaiting emergency responders at Ala Wai Harbor. A Coast Guard MH-65 Dolphin helicopter crew hoisted two of the fishermen...

Coast Guard, Ocean Safety, Hawai’i County Fire to ensure safety for Ironman racers

Coast Guard, Ocean Safety, Hawai'i County Fire to ensure safety for Ironman racers
Coast Guard File Photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Tara Molle HONOLULU – The Coast Guard, Ocean Safety and Lifeguard Services, Hawai’i County Fire and up to 60 event emergency responders on surfboards will establish a response zone around the swim course to manage the spectators, boating traffic, and safety of all race participants for the 2017 Ironman World Championship practice and official...

Coast Guard suspends search for missing snorkeler off Kauai

Coast Guard suspends search for missing snorkeler off Kauai
Coast Guard Cutter Galveston Island file photo by Air Station Barbers Point HONOLULU —The Coast Guard suspended the active search Monday for a missing snorkeler who went missing off Tunnels Beach Park on the north side of Kauai, Friday. “The decision to suspend an active search is never an easy one and our sincerest condolences go out to the family and friends during this difficult time,” said...

Coast Guard, fire department searching for missing snorkeler off Kauai

Coast Guard, fire department searching for missing snorkeler off Kauai
Coast Guard Cutter Galveston Island file photo by Air Station Barbers Point HONOLULU, Hawaii — Responders from the Coast Guard and Kauai Fire Department are searching for missing snorkeler off Tunnels Beach Park on the north side of Kauai, Friday. The man is reportedly 46-years-old, 5-foot 7-inches in height and about 175 pounds with black hair and brown eyes. He was last seen wearing dark board...

Coast Guard medevac crewmember from tug off Oahu

Coast Guard medevac crewmember from tug off Oahu
A 65-year-old crewman from the tug vessel Natoma arrived safely to Honolulu Thursday, after being medevaced by the Coast Guard approximately 60 north of Oahu.  (U.S. Coast Guard photo) HONOLULU — A 65-year-old crewman from the tug vessel Natoma was medevaced by the Coast Guard 50 miles north of Oahu on Thursday. An MH-65 Dolphin helicopter aircrew from Coast Guard Air Station Barbers Point hoisted...