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 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 rescues 3 boaters from sunken vessel off Big Island

Coast Guard rescues 3 boaters from sunken vessel off Big Island
HONOLULU — Three boaters were rescued by the Coast Guard after their 48-foot sailing vessel Bobo Link sank two and a half miles off of Hapuna Beach, Big Island, Wednesday. Rescued are three Big Island residents: Steven Jenkins, 48-years-old, owner and operator of the Bobo Link Brandan Jenkins, 23-years-old Nathan Gibson, 43-years-old The crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Kiska, homeported in Hilo,...

Search continues for 3 people aboard possible downed aircraft off Molokai

Search continues for 3 people aboard possible downed aircraft off Molokai
The search continues for a possible downed aircraft with three people aboard approximately 17 miles northeast of Ilio Point, Molokai, Dec. 31, 2016.  (U.S. Coast Guard photo) HONOLULU — The search for a possible downed aircraft with three people aboard near Ilio Point, Molokai, continues Saturday. The search now extends up to 17 miles northeast of Ilio Point. Missing are: Michael Childers, pilot,...

Coast Guard responds to report of downed aircraft off Molokai

Coast Guard responds to report of downed aircraft off Molokai
HONOLULU — The Coast Guard responded to a report of a possible downed aircraft with three people aboard approximately four miles east of Ilio Point, Molokai, Friday. Responding are an HC-130 Hercules airplane crew and an MH-65 Dolphin helicopter crew from Coast Guard Air Station Barbers Point, Oahu, the Coast Guard Cutter Kittiwake (WPB 87316) an 87-foot Coastal Patrol Boat homeported in Honolulu,...

Coast Guard medevacs ailing crewman from container ship off Oahu

Coast Guard medevacs ailing crewman from container ship off Oahu
HONOLULU — The Coast Guard medevaced a 31-year-old crewman from the 902-foot container ship Kachidoki Bridge 35 miles off Oahu, Sunday. The man, reportedly suffering from severe abdominal pain, was safely delivered to Queens Medical Center for further care. “Our hoist capable helicopters and well trained crews make it possible to get mariners like this man to a higher level of medical care as quickly...

Coast Guard closes case after overdue helicopter located in Molokai

Coast Guard closes case after overdue helicopter located in Molokai
HONOLULU — The Coast Guard closed the active search for a helicopter reportedly overdue with two persons aboard, Wednesday afternoon. Maui Fire Department confirmed they found the crash site of the helicopter in dense jungle a half mile north of the private helipad it was destined for in Molokai. Neither the pilot or passenger survived. “Our deepest condolences go out to the family of the pilot...

Coast Guard, Navy respond to distress beacon off Maui

Coast Guard, Navy respond to distress beacon off Maui
MH-60R Seahawk helicopter (U.S. Navy photo by Seaman Cody M. Deccio) HONOLULU — Three boaters off Maui were rescued by a Navy helicopter crew following Coast Guard notification of the distress beacon, Tuesday. “I was lucky enough to be the aircraft commander on yesterday’s flight, and really it was just a matter of being in the right place at the right time,” said Lt. Cmdr. Megan Barnett,...

Coast Guard searching for missing Chinese mariner in Pacific

Coast Guard searching for missing Chinese mariner in Pacific
HONOLULU — The Coast Guard is searching for a 50-year-old Chinese man reported overdue while sailing his 30-foot catamaran from San Francisco to Shanghai, Tuesday. Missing is Guo Chuan. An HC-130 Hercules airplane crew from Coast Guard Air Station Barbers Point was launched to search for the mariner along with vessels in the area.  The crew of the USS Makin Island is attempting to rendezvous with...