Coast Guard Cutter Galvelston Island returns home from patrol

Coast Guard Cutter Galvelston Island returns home from patrol
USCG File Photo HONOLULU — The crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Galveston Island (WPB 1349) returned home to Honolulu, Monday, after a five-day patrol throughout the Main Hawaiian Islands. The crew conducted eight total boardings, issued 23 notices of violation and 22 safety violations. The Galveston Island’s boarding team also terminated the voyage of the fishing vessel Lady Anne Margaret after...

Coast Guard suspends search for 3 people aboard possible downed aircraft off Molokai

HONOLULU — The Coast Guard suspended the active search Sunday at sunset for a possible downed aircraft with three people aboard near Ilio Point, Molokai. “Our most heartfelt condolences go out to the families and friends of Michael, Whitney and John,” said Lt. Nic Iannarone, Coast Guard Joint Rescue Coordination Center command duty officer. “Suspending a search is an incredibly difficult...

Coast Guard suspends search for missing fisherman near Hilo

Coast Guard suspends search for missing fisherman near Hilo
HONOLULU — The Coast Guard suspended the active search Thursday at 11 a.m. for a possible fisherman missing near the break wall in Hilo on the Big Island. “Making the decision to suspend a search never gets easier,” said Capt. Michael Long, commander, Coast Guard Sector Honolulu. “We extend our thanks to our partners in the Hawaii County Fire Department for their support and time on...

Coast Guard, Hawaii County Fire searching for fisherman near Hilo

Coast Guard, Hawaii County Fire searching for fisherman near Hilo
HONOLULU — The Coast Guard and Honolulu County Fire Department are searching for a possible missing fisherman near the break wall in Hilo on the Big Island, Wednesday. Aircrews from Coast Guard Air Station Barbers Point aboard an MH-65 Dolphin helicopter and an HC-130 Hercules airplane have been launched in addition to the Coast Guard Cutter Galveston Island. The fire department has ground crews...

Coast Guard to host tours aboard cutters at Aloha Tower, Honolulu, as part of Pearl Harbor 75th

Coast Guard to host tours aboard cutters at Aloha Tower, Honolulu, as part of Pearl Harbor 75th
HONOLULU — The Coast Guard is offering free public tours of two cutters as part of the observance of the 75th Anniversary of Pearl Harbor at Aloha Tower in Honolulu Tuesday and Wednesday. Wednesday the Coast Guard Silent Drill Team will also perform in front of the cutter at Aloha Tower at 2 p.m. The Coast Guard Cutter Galveston Island, a 110-foot patrol boat, will be moored at Aloha Tower Pier...

Coast Guard suspends search for missing free diver near Hana, Maui

Coast Guard suspends search for missing free diver near Hana, Maui
HONOLULU — The Coast Guard suspended the joint search Sunday night for a free diver who originally went missing while swimming near Hana, Maui, Thursday. Josh Goodwin, 40, remains missing. “The decision to suspend a search is one of the hardest decisions a commanding officer has to make,” said Capt. Michael Long, commander, Coast Guard Sector Honolulu. “Our deepest sympathy goes...

Coast Guard, Big Island Fire Department search for missing boater near Lapakahi State Park, Big Island

Coast Guard, Big Island Fire Department search for missing boater near Lapakahi State Park, Big Island
HONOLULU — Coast Guard and Big Island Fire Department crews are searching for a missing boater near Lapakahi State Park, Big Island, in a case that began late Saturday. Missing is 26-year-old Charles Locklar. Locklar was last seen swimming toward shore with his uncle after their 10-foot skiff reportedly capsized due to high winds approximately a half mile offshore. At 9:50 p.m., an MH-65 Dolphin...

Coast Guard terminates voyages of 3 fishing vessels for safety violations off Oahu

Coast Guard terminates voyages of 3 fishing vessels for safety violations off Oahu
HONOLULU — The crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Galveston Island terminated the voyages of the 79-foot Lady Jackie, the 62-foot commercial fishing vessel Blue Sky and the 82-foot Jennifer Lynn for hazardous conditions and safety violations during a boardings off Honolulu since Aug. 8. “Our experience shows that hazardous safety conditions like these often lead to marine casualties with loss...

Coast Guard responds to vessel taking on water off Maui, part of busy maritime weekend

Coast Guard responds to vessel taking on water off Maui, part of busy maritime weekend
A Coast Guard Station Maui 45-foot Response Boat-Medium crew escorts the commercial passenger vessel Maka Koa back to port five miles south of Maalaea, Maui, Aug. 14, 2016.  (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Rob Lester) HONOLULU — Coast Guard Station Maui personnel responded to a report of a commercial vessel with 21 people aboard taking on water off Maui Sunday. A Coast Guard...