Coast Guard, Hawaii County to hold Search and Rescue exercise off Hilo

Coast Guard, Hawaii County to hold Search and Rescue exercise off Hilo
Coast Guard Cutter Oliver Berry file photo by Lt. j.g. Peter Driscoll HONOLULU — The Coast Guard, Hawaii County Fire Department, Hawaii County Police Department and Ocean Safety and Lifeguard Services are scheduled to conduct a search and rescue exercise in the vicinity of Hilo Tuesday and Wednesday. ”The purpose is to continue building and improving operational cohesion between other agencies...

Coast Guard assists Canadian mariner in distress off Big Island of Hawaii

Coast Guard assists Canadian mariner in distress off Big Island of Hawaii
Coast Guard Cutter Oliver Berry file photo by Lt. j.g. Peter Driscoll HONOLULU — The Coast Guard assisted a distressed Canadian mariner to Hilo Sunday after his vessel began taking on water about 80 miles southeast of the Big Island. “We’re pleased this mariner is safe. The use of the emergency position indicating radio beacon allowed us to locate him quickly and render assistance,”...

Coast Guard conducts 10th annual Operation Kohola Guardian

Coast Guard conducts 10th annual Operation Kohola Guardian
Coast Guard Station Maui 45-foot Response Boat-Medium file photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Amanda Levasseur HONOLULU — Coast Guard crews conducted patrols off Maui Tuesday, in ongoing support of Operation Kohola Guardian. Operation Kohola Guardian, typically run for the first several months of the year, is a cooperative effort between state and federal agencies to reduce risk to mariners and to...

Coast Guard Cutter Oliver Berry completes at-sea fisheries enforcement patrol off Hawaii

Coast Guard Cutter Oliver Berry completes at-sea fisheries enforcement patrol off Hawaii
The U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Oliver Berry crew conducts a boarding from their 26-foot over-the-horizon small boat off the Hawaiian Islands Dec. 19, 2017.  (U.S. Coast Guard photo) HONOLULU — The crew of Coast Guard Cutter Oliver Berry (WPC 1124), a 154-foot Fast Response Cutter homeported in Honolulu, recently completed a 10-day patrol of the U.S. Exclusive Economic Zone in the Hawaiian Islands region....

Responders continue prep for wreck removal of Pacific Paradise

Responders continue prep for wreck removal of Pacific Paradise
Response team members load a generator aboard a small boat at their facility on Oahu as work to prepare, refloat and remove the Pacific Paradise continues Nov. 10, 2017.  (U.S. Coast Guard photo) HONOLULU — Work to prepare, refloat and remove the Pacific Paradise continued Friday 400-yards off Kaimana Beach, Oahu. The goal of the response is to remove the vessel in the safest way possible with the...

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 commissions Cutter Oliver Berry in Hawaii

Coast Guard commissions Cutter Oliver Berry in  Hawaii
Crewmembers man the rails aboard the Coast Guard Cutter Oliver Berry as aircrews from Coast Guard Air Station Barbers Point conduct a fly-over in two MH-65 Dolphin helicopters during a commissioning ceremony at Coast Guard Base Honolulu, Oct. 31, 2017. T(U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Tara Molle/Released) HONOLULU — The Coast Guard Cutter Oliver Berry (WPC 1124), Hawaii’s...

Hawaii receives first Sentinel-class Coast Guard cutter

Hawaii receives first Sentinel-class Coast Guard cutter
The Coast Guard Cutter Oliver Berry passes by Aloha Tower in Honolulu Harbor while en route to Coast Guard Base Honolulu, Sept. 22, 2017. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Tara Molle/Released) HONOLULU — The Coast Guard Cutter Oliver Berry (WPC 1124) arrived in Honolulu Friday becoming the first of three 154-foot fast response cutters stationed in Hawaii. The cutters are designed...

Coast Guard Cutter Oliver Berry accepted as 24th Fast Response Cutter

Coast Guard Cutter Oliver Berry accepted as 24th Fast Response Cutter
The crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Oliver Berry cruises out of Key West, Fla., following the cutter’s delivery to the Coast Guard, June 27, 2017. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Lt. j.g. Peter Driscoll) KEY WEST, Fla. — The Coast Guard accepted the U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Oliver Berry (WPC 1124), the 24th Fast Response Cutter built by Bollinger Shipyards, Tuesday morning in a ceremony at Coast Guard...