Coast Guard, Hawaii County hold successful search and rescue exercise off Hilo

Coast Guard, Hawaii County hold successful search and rescue exercise off Hilo
Coast Guard Cutter Oliver Berry file photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Matthew West HONOLULU — The Coast Guard, Hawaii County Fire Department, and Hawaii County Police Department conducted a successful joint Search and Rescue Exercise off Hilo, Hawaii, Tuesday, and Wednesday. The SAREX took place over two days with a meeting between agency leaders to discuss planning and review of each other’s capabilities...

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, partners respond to busy weekend in Main Hawaiian Islands

Coast Guard, partners respond to busy weekend in Main Hawaiian Islands
A Station Maui 45-foot Response Boat-Medium crew responds to a surfer in distress off Maui, Aug. 4, 2018.  (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Coast Guard Station Maui) HONOLULU — The Coast Guard and partners responded to several cases through the weekend in the Main Hawaiian Islands. Responders from Maui, Oahu, and Canada ensured the safety of four mariners in three separate cases. Coast Guard Station Maui,...

Coast Guard, Royal Australian Navy assist sailing crew in distress off Oahu

Coast Guard, Royal Australian Navy assist sailing crew in distress off Oahu
Coast Guard Station Honolulu 45-foot Response Boat-Medium file photo. HONOLULU — The Coast Guard and Royal Australian navy responded to a distress call from the crew of a demasted sailing vessel off Makapu’u Point, Saturday. A Coast Guard Station Honolulu 45-foot Response Boat-Medium crew towed the vessel to Kaneohe Bay. There were four boaters aboard the sailboat, and there are no reports of injuries. At...

Coast Guard, Navy respond to boat grounding off Niihau Island

Coast Guard, Navy respond to boat grounding off Niihau Island
An MH-60S Sea Hawk helicopter assigned to the “Black Knights” of Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron (HSC) 4 flies near the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70). (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Matthew Granito) HONOLULU – The U.S. Coast Guard and U.S. Navy responded Friday to a vessel in distress on the northern side of Niihau Island. A Coast Guard...

Coast Guard investigating report of incident aboard lava tour boat off Big Island

Coast Guard investigating report of incident aboard lava tour boat off Big Island
HONOLULU — The Coast Guard is investigating a report of 12 people injured aboard a lava tour boat in Kapoho Bay, Big Island Monday. An investigator from Coast Guard Sector Honolulu is en route to investigate the incident. The safety zone currently stands at 300-meters (984 feet) with no exclusions. At approximately 6 a.m., Sector Honolulu watchstanders received an initial report from 911 of three...

Coast Guard investigating cause of fishing vessel grounding off Honolulu Airport

Coast Guard investigating cause of fishing vessel grounding off Honolulu Airport
The Coast Guard is investigating the cause of a fishing vessel grounding off the Honolulu Airport, July 4, 2018.  (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Coast Guard Sector Honolulu) HONOLULU — The Coast Guard is investigating the cause of a fishing vessel grounding off the Honolulu Airport, Wednesday. Coast Guard crews and salvors from Cates Marine responded to the grounding Wednesday morning, the vessel was...

Coast Guard conducts 2 medical evacuations off Maui

Coast Guard conducts 2 medical evacuations off Maui
Coast Guard Station Maui 45-foot Response Boat-Medium file photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Amanda Levasseur HONOLULU — Coast Guard crews on Maui evacuated two people with medical concerns in separate cases near Molokini Crater, Tuesday. Coast Guard Station Maui 45-foot Response Boat-Medium crews responded in each case and transported the ailing visitors to awaiting emergency medical personnel in...

Coast Guard enforces Lower Puna Safety Zone in vicinity of Kilauea lava flow

Coast Guard enforces Lower Puna Safety Zone in vicinity of Kilauea lava flow
USCG File Photo HONOLULU – The Coast Guard is enforcing a Lava Entry Safety Zone for the navigable waters surrounding the Kilauea Volcano active lava flow entries into the Pacific Ocean on the southeast side of the Big Island, Hawai’i in the vicinity of the Mackenzie State Park Lower Puna region. “For mariners without prior limited entry approval, the safety zone encompasses all waters extending...