Coast Guard, Navy coordinate medevac for man on cruise ship off Maui

Coast Guard, Navy coordinate medevac for man on cruise ship off Maui
MH-60 Seahawk helicopter File Photo (U.S. Navy photo by Seaman Cody M. Deccio) HONOLULU — A 72-year-old man arrived safely in Maui Wednesday, after being medevaced 170 miles offshore. A Navy MH-60 Seahawk helicopter aircrew from Helicopter Maritime Strike Squadron 37 at Kaneohe Bay, Hawaii, arrived on scene at 3:55, safely hoisted the man aboard and delivered him to awaiting emergency medical services...

Coast Guard, Navy conduct joint rescue of crewman from research vessel Kilo Moana off Oahu

Coast Guard, Navy conduct joint rescue of crewman from research vessel Kilo Moana off Oahu
MH-60R Seahawk helicopter File Photo (U.S. Navy photo by Seaman Cody M. Deccio) HONOLULU — A 55-year-old crewman from the research vessel Kilo Moana arrived safely to Honolulu Tuesday following a joint medevac conducted by the Coast Guard and Navy 175 miles northeast of Kaneohe Bay. “This case illustrates the importance of our partnership with the Navy and the value of hoist capable helicopters...

Coast Guard suspends search for missing boater off Big Island

Coast Guard suspends search for missing boater off Big Island
HONOLULU — The Coast Guard suspended the active search Wednesday at sunset for the boater missing off the Big Island. Derek Liu, 52, remains missing. “Our condolences go out to the family and friends of Mr. Liu,” said Lt. Scott Carr, the Coast Guard 14th District public affairs officer. “We extend our thanks to our partners in the Hawaii County Fire Department and the Navy for their...

Coast Guard, Navy respond to distress beacon off Maui

Coast Guard, Navy respond to distress beacon off Maui
MH-60R Seahawk helicopter (U.S. Navy photo by Seaman Cody M. Deccio) HONOLULU — Three boaters off Maui were rescued by a Navy helicopter crew following Coast Guard notification of the distress beacon, Tuesday. “I was lucky enough to be the aircraft commander on yesterday’s flight, and really it was just a matter of being in the right place at the right time,” said Lt. Cmdr. Megan Barnett,...