Cutter Assateague CO assumes helm of cutter Kiska after decommissioning in Guam

Cutter Assateague CO assumes helm of cutter Kiska after decommissioning in Guam
Coast Guard Cutter Kiska file photo APRA HARBOR, Guam — Lt. Evin Moses took the helm from Lt. George Shepherd as commanding officer of Coast Guard Cutter Kiska (WPB 1336) during a change of command ceremony at Naval Base Guam, Friday. Moses graduated from the United States Coast Guard Academy in 2012 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Marine and Environmental Science. His initial assignment was...

Coast Guard Cutter Assateague to be decommissioned in Guam after 27 years of service

Coast Guard Cutter Assateague to be decommissioned in Guam after 27 years of service
SANTA RITA, Guam — The Coast Guard will take the Coast Guard Cutter Assateague (WPB 1337) out of service during a pier-side ceremony aboard Naval Base Guam Friday. “Assateague’s operational history showcases the Coast Guard’s ability to carry out a diverse and important range of missions vital to the security and prosperity of our nation in remote parts of the Pacific,” said...

Coast Guard, Navy, fire rescue respond to kayaker in distress on Guam

Coast Guard, Navy, fire rescue respond to kayaker in distress on Guam
US Navy MH-60 file photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Zachary DiPadova SANTA RITA, Guam — Two men are safe in Guam following a coordinated rescue by the Navy, Guam Fire Rescue and the Coast Guard, Monday. A Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron Two Five MH-60 Seahawk helicopter crew located and hoisted the two men from the rocks near the shoreline south of Pagat Caves and brought them safely...

Coast Guard, Navy rescue 5 stranded hunters off Goat Island

Coast Guard, Navy rescue 5 stranded hunters off Goat Island
US NAvy MH-60S File photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Zachary DiPadova APRA HARBOR, GUAM –  Five Tinian hunters are home safe after being rescued in a joint effort by the Coast Guard and Navy, Monday. Coast Guard Sector Guam Command Center received notification from The Commonwealth of Northern Mariana Islands Homeland Security, 9 a.m. local Guam time, requesting assistance in...

Coast Guard Sector Guam holds change of command ceremony

Coast Guard Sector Guam holds change of command ceremony
Rear Adm. Vincent Atkins, commander for the Coast Guard 14th District, stands with Capt. James Pruett after presenting him with a Legion of Merit during a change of command ceremony at Naval Base Guam, July 7, 2017. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Lt. j.g. Iia Miller) SANTA RITA, Guam — Capt. Christopher Chase relieved Capt. James Pruett as commander of Coast Guard Sector Guam during a change of command...

Coast Guard suspends active search for missing fisherman off Saipan

Coast Guard suspends active search for missing fisherman off Saipan
A Coast Guard Station Apra Harbor 45-fooot Response Boat – Medium.. USCG File Photo HONOLULU — The Coast Guard has suspended the active search for a missing fisherman who was reported overdue from a fishing trip off the eastern coast of Saipan, Thursday. Lito Aguilar, 50, remains missing. “Making the decision to suspend a search is never an easy one,” said Lt. Cmdr. Joshua Blocker, a command...

Coast Guard, Navy, DPS searching for fisherman off Saipan

Coast Guard, Navy, DPS searching for fisherman off Saipan
USCG File Photo HONOLULU — The Coast Guard is currently searching for a 50-year-old Filipino man who was reported overdue Wednesday from a fishing trip off the eastern coast of Saipan. Missing is Lito Aguilar. Watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector Guam Command Center received a report from a concerned neighbor at 6:56 p.m. Wednesday. The neighbor stated that Aguilar usually departs from Sugar Dock,...

Multi-agency, International partners rescue 2 from uninhabited island in Pacific

Multi-agency, International partners rescue 2 from uninhabited island in Pacific
EAST FAYU ISLAND, Micronesia (Aug. 25, 2016) A pair of stranded mariners signal for help by writing “SOS” in the sand as a U.S. Navy P-8A Poseidon aircraft crew from Patrol Squadron (VP) 8 flies over in support of a Coast Guard search and rescue mission. (U.S. Navy photo) Apra Harbor, Guam — Two mariners who were stranded on an uninhabited Pacific island in Chuuk State, Federated States...

Coast Guard rescues 4 fishermen from overdue skiff in Micronesia

Coast Guard rescues 4 fishermen from overdue skiff in Micronesia
HONOLULU — The Coast Guard rescued four fishermen from an 18-foot skiff 61 miles west southwest of Fais Island, in the Federated States of Micronesia, Monday. The crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Assateague (WPB 1136) located the skiff, brought the fishermen aboard and is currently en route Falalep Island with the skiff in tow. “This case illustrates the importance of our partnerships in the...