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...

Coast Guard, Navy, AMVER partner to rescue 3 men from uninhabited Pacific island

Coast Guard, Navy, AMVER partner to rescue 3 men from uninhabited Pacific island
HONOLULU — Three men who were stranded on an uninhabited Pacific island for three days are safe, Thursday, after using palm fronds to spell the word “help” in the sand. A Navy P-8 Madfox 807 aircrew from Misawa Air Base in Japan was conducting a search pattern for the missing mariners when they spotted survivors holding lifejackets and their makeshift sign. This information was relayed...

Coast Guard assists search efforts for 9 boaters on 3 separate cases in South Pacific

Coast Guard assists search efforts for 9 boaters on 3 separate cases in South Pacific
HONOLULU — Coast Guard and AMVER crews rescued three boaters in the waters between Chuuk and Puluwat Atoll, Federated States of Micronesia, Wednesday.  An HC-130 Hercules aircraft crew from Coast Guard Air Station Barbers Point on Oahu, located three additional boater missing near Tarawa and are coordinating their rescue by a commercial vessel and the same Hercules aircraft crew has been diverted...

Coast Guard Cutter Assateague rescues 6 mariners from grounded boat near Alamagan Island

Coast Guard Cutter Assateague rescues 6 mariners from grounded boat near Alamagan Island
The Coast Guard rescued six mariners from a 31-foot fishing vessel, Shekinah 2, after it ran aground near Alamagan Island, Feb. 7, 2016.  (U.S. Coast Guard courtesy photo) SANTA RITA, Guam — The Coast Guard rescued six mariners from a grounded fishing vessel near Alamagan Island, Monday. “Cooperation between the CNMI Emergency Operations Center, U.S. Coast Guard Sector Guam and a concerned...

Coast Guard prepares ports of Saipan, Tinian for heavy weather

Coast Guard prepares ports of Saipan, Tinian for heavy weather
SANTA RITA, Guam — In preparation for the arrival of Tropical Depression 16W the Coast Guard Captain of the Port for Guam has established port heavy weather condition x-ray for the ports of Saipan and Tinian effective at 9 p.m. Chamorro Standard Time Saturday. In accordance with Title 33, Code of Federal Regulations, Part 160.111(c), the COTP orders all commercial vessels to prepare to complete cargo...

Coast Guard and U.S. Navy team up to assist distressed swimmer in Guam

Coast Guard and U.S. Navy team up to assist distressed swimmer in Guam
HONOLULU — The Coast Guard, Guam Fire Department and U.S> Navy Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron Two-Five rescued a distressed swimmer offshore from Pagat Caves, Guam, Sunday. Watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector Guam offered assistance after hearing communications between Guam Fire Rescue and dispatch regarding a distressed swimmer near Pagat Caves. The Coast Guard Cutter Assateague, a 110-foot patrol...