Coast Guard Cutter Maple completes historic voyage through Northwest Passage

Coast Guard Cutter Maple completes historic voyage through Northwest Passage
The crew of U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Maple follows the crew of Canadian Coast Guard Icebreaker Terry Fox through the icy waters of Franklin Strait, in Nunavut Canada, August 11, 2017.  U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Nate Littlejohn. JUNEAU, Alaska – The crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Maple, a 225-foot seagoing buoy tender has completed their historic voyage from Sitka, Alaska,...

Coast Guard Cutter Maple reaches Northwest Passage during historic voyage

Coast Guard Cutter Maple reaches Northwest Passage during historic voyage
Coast Guard Cutter Maple file photo ANCHORAGE, Alaska – The crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Maple reached the Northwest Passage Thursday during their historic voyage accompanied by the Canadian Coast Guard Ship Sir Wilfrid Laurier and crew underway in the Amundsen Gulf, Canada. The Maple crew has transited 3,014 miles since they departed Sitka July 12. The cutter is serving as a ship of opportunity...

Coast Guard Cutter Maple begins historic voyage through Northwest Passage

Coast Guard Cutter Maple begins historic voyage through Northwest Passage
Coast Guard Cutter Maple file photo ANCHORAGE, Alaska — The crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Maple, a 225-foot seagoing buoy tender homeported in Sitka, Alaska, departed Wednesday on a historic voyage through the Northwest Passage. This summer marks the 60th anniversary of the three Coast Guard cutters and one Canadian ship that convoyed through the Northwest Passage. The crews of the U.S. Coast...

Coast Guard Cutter Kukui departs Hawaii for maintenance in Baltimore before heading to Sitka

Coast Guard Cutter Kukui departs Hawaii for maintenance in Baltimore before heading to Sitka
Honolulu – On January 9, exactly 19 years to the day after its commissioning, Coast Guard Cutter Kukui set sail for the last time from Sand Island in Honolulu. The 46 member crew are sailing the cutter to the Coast Guard Yard in Baltimore for its regular scheduled midlife maintenance. When Kukui leaves the yards, it will have a new crew and will be voyaging to a new homeport in Sitka, Alaska....

Coast Guard participates in Pearl Harbor 75th observance; honors survivors

Coast Guard participates in Pearl Harbor 75th observance; honors survivors
Crewmembers from various units throughout the Coast Guard 14th District greet a World War II veteran from an American airline honor flight from Los Angeles at the Honolulu International Airport, Dec. 3, 2016.  (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Tara Molle) HONOLULU — The Coast Guard, alongside the other armed services, are observing the 75th anniversary of the attack on Pearl Harbor...

Cutter KUKUI returns from 42-day Western, Central Pacific patrol

Cutter KUKUI returns from 42-day Western, Central Pacific patrol
Crewmembers aboard USCGC Kukui (WLB 203) conduct maintenance on a navigation buoy while on a 42-day law enforcement and fisheries patrol in the Pacific Ocean July 1, 2016.  (U.S. Coast Guard courtesy photo) HONOLULU — The Coast Guard Cutter Kukui crew returned home to Honolulu Monday after a 42-day patrol of the Western and Central Pacific to enforce federal fishing regulations of highly migratory...

Coast Guard officer sentenced to three years confinement in military brig

Coast Guard officer sentenced to three years confinement in military brig
HONOLULU — A Coast Guard officer was convicted during a general court-martial for multiple violations of the Uniform Code of Military Justice at the Coast Guard Courtroom in the Prince Kuhio Federal Building, Tuesday. Ens. Johnson C. Knox was found guilty of the following charges: Article 112a – Wrongful use, possession and distribution of multiple controlled substances. Article 80 –...

Mariner safe and continuing journey after surviving Pacific storm

Mariner safe and continuing journey after surviving Pacific storm
HONOLULU — A mariner aboard a 24-foot sailboat 944 miles from the main Hawaiian Islands is safe and continuing his voyage to San Francisco after surviving a gale-force storm in the Pacific. The Coast Guard suspended the search Thursday for the sailing vessel Pier Pressure after communication was established with the owner, Rimas Meleshyus. At 5:15 p.m., Meleshyus updated his coordinates and sent...

Long-range search underway for distressed mariner in Pacific storm

Long-range search underway for distressed mariner in Pacific storm
HONOLULU — The Coast Guard is coordinating the search for a mariner in distress aboard a 24-foot sailboat approximately 944 miles northeast of the main Hawaiian Islands. At 8:47 a.m., watchstanders at the Joint Rescue Coordination Center received notification from a concerned friend that the vessel’s owner, Rimas Meleshyus, transmitted a text via satellite stating, “I lost my life raft, in danger...