Pacific Paradise successfully removed from reef off Oahu

Pacific Paradise successfully removed from reef off Oahu
Following removal from the beach, crews prepare the Pacific Paradise further about a mile offshore from Oahu, Dec. 7, 2017.  (U.S. Coast Guard photo courtesy Todd Duke) HONOLULU — The grounded Pacific Paradise was successfully removed from the reef off Kaimana Beach Thursday. The State of Hawaii’s Department of Land and Natural Resources will assume the lead as the coordinating agency to work...

Work to repair interior bulkhead of Pacific Paradise proceeding off Oahu

Work to repair interior bulkhead of Pacific Paradise proceeding off Oahu
Responders continue work to salvage the  Pacific Paradise still grounded just off Kaimana Beach on Oahu, Hawaii. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Coast Guard Sector Honolulu) HONOLULU—The response team is continuing work aboard the Pacific Paradise to repair a bulkhead between the fish hold and the engine room essential to watertight integrity, Tuesday off Kaimana Beach. “It’s a challenging...

Coast Guard seeks public’s help identifying owner of found kayak off Olowalu Beach, Maui

Coast Guard seeks public's help identifying owner of found kayak off Olowalu Beach, Maui
The Coast Guard is seeking the public’s help identifying the owner of an unmanned and adrift red kayak found a mile and a half south of Olowalu Beach, Maui, Dec. 2, 2017.  (Courtesy photo) HONOLULU — The Coast Guard is seeking the public’s help identifying the owner of an unmanned and adrift red kayak found a mile and a half south of Olowalu Beach, Maui, Saturday. A 45-foot Response Boat-Medium...

Coast Guard, good Samaritans rescue 6 fishermen south of Hawaii

Coast Guard, good Samaritans rescue 6 fishermen south of Hawaii
File photo of an HC-130 from Coast Guard Air Station Barbers Point HONOLULU — The Coast Guard, and good Samaritans rescued six fishermen from the 57-foot fishing vessel Jane, reportedly taking on water 110 miles southeast of the Big Island, Hawaii, Monday. The six fishermen were rescued by the crew of the 70-foot fishing vessel VAK 2 and are en route to Hawaii where they will be met by emergency...

Responders drain, patch Pacific Paradise during prep work for upcoming removal

Responders drain, patch Pacific Paradise during prep work for upcoming removal
Chief Petty Officer Joshua Alton, a damage controlman assigned to the Coast Guard Pacific Strike Team, supervises and provides safety oversight on scene for the Pacific Paradise response just off Kaimana Beach, Oahu, Nov. 14, 2017.  (U.S. Coast Guard photo)   HONOLULU — Work to prepare, refloat and remove the Pacific Paradise continues Tuesday 400-yards off Kaimana Beach, Oahu. The goal of...

Responders continue wreck removal efforts for Pacific Paradise

Responders continue wreck removal efforts for Pacific Paradise
Work continued, including securing danger signs to the hull, on the Pacific Paradise Nov. 9, 2017, located off Kaimana Beach, Oahu.  (U.S. Coast Guard photo) HONOLULU — Work on the Pacific Paradise continues and the unified command has contracted Resolve Marine Group with support from several other experts to conduct the removal of the pollution threat. “The combined experience of the team...

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...

Responders unsuccessful in removing grounded fishing vessel off Honolulu

Responders unsuccessful in removing grounded fishing vessel off Honolulu
The grounded 79-foot fishing vessel Pacific Paradise off Waikiki, Oahu, Oct. 18, 2017 (National Disaster Preparedness Training Center at the University of Hawaii photo/Released) HONOLULU — Responders were unsuccessful in removing the grounded 79-foot fishing vessel Pacific Paradise off Waikiki, Friday. Marine salvage company Cates International crews utilized a tug with 8” plasma towline and chain...

Coast Guard continues responding to grounded vessel of Honolulu

Coast Guard continues responding to grounded vessel of Honolulu
Responders continue work to remove potential pollutants from the 79-foot fishing vessel Pacific Paradise currently aground off Honolulu (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Air Station Barbers Point) HONOLULU — Responders continue work, Friday, to remove potential pollutants from the 79-foot fishing vessel Pacific Paradise currently aground off Honolulu, prior to the onset of larger swells and surf. “We...