Coast Guard, Navy complete joint OMSI patrol in Pacific Ocean

Coast Guard, Navy complete joint OMSI patrol in Pacific Ocean
googletag.cmd.push(function() { googletag.display('div-gpt-ad-1461251439213-0'); }); PACIFIC OCEAN (March 28, 2018) Members from U.S. Coast Guard and the Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Michael Murphy (DDG 112) visit, board, search and seizure team board a foreign-flagged fishing vessel during an Oceania Maritime Security Initiative (OMSI) boarding mission. (U.S. Navy...

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...

Listening to the deep

Listening to the deep
Story by Petty Officer 2nd Class Tara Molle HONOLULU – We know more about the surface of the moon and Mars than we do about the ocean’s seafloor. With water encompassing 63.78 million square miles, the oceans cover 70 percent of the Earth’s surface, with the world’s largest body of water, the Pacific Ocean, covering roughly one third. The Pacific also boasts the deepest trenches, specifically...

Coast Guard, Navy help search for overdue skiff

Coast Guard, Navy help search for overdue skiff
SANTA RITA, Guam — The Coast Guard along with the Navy and Federated States of Micronesia are searching for an overdue skiff with two people aboard in the vicinity of Kosrae, Federated States of Micronesia, Saturday. Crewmembers at Coast Guard Sector Guam received a report Wednesday from the Deputy Chief of Mission at the United States Embassy in Pohnpei, that a 57-year-old male and a 49-year-old...

Overdue skiff located adrift: one missing, one rescued

Overdue skiff located adrift: one missing, one rescued
SANTA RITA, Guam — An overdue skiff reported missing since March 13 with two people aboard was located off the island of Satawal Monday 347 miles west of their departure point at Chuuk Atoll. Locals from Satawal spotted a vessel with one person aboard drifting approximately one mile from shore and launched a vessel to assist. They quickly determined the vessel was the missing skiff and immediately...

Coast Guard Cutter Washington returns from Pacific deployment

Coast Guard Cutter Washington returns from Pacific deployment
Apra Harbor, GUAM – The crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Washington, a 110-foot patrol boat, returned from a patrol to the Federated States of Micronesia and the Republic of Palau, Sept. 16, 2012. During their 12-day deployment, the Washington crew conducted community engagements and law enforcement patrols within the Exclusive Economic Zones of the United States, Federated States of Micronesia and...

For one Coast Guardsman, it was a 12-year journey home

by Lt. Stephanie Young Located 430 miles south of Guam in the Western Pacific Ocean, is a small, coral atoll made up of 22 islands called Woleai. Part of the Federated States of Micronesia, the atoll’s inhabitants are isolated from the rest of the world with their only means of communication being a VHF radio. Woleai is a unique place in the world; everything on the atoll is communal and there are...

Guam based Coast Guard cutter delivers humanitarian aid to Micronesia

PACIFIC OCEAN – The crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Sequoia is delivering humanitarian aid and supplies to the outer Caroline Islands in the Federated States of Micronesia as part of a joint effort by the Coast Guard, the Department of Defense and civilian partners Monday. More than 25 pallets consisting of textbooks, teaching supplies, toys, clothing, books, paint, generators, appliances, coolers,...