Joint search for two pilots off Kona coast continues Friday

Joint search for two pilots off Kona coast continues Friday
HONOLULU — A joint search for two pilots from a small plane reportedly downed off the Kona coast continues, Friday. Currently searching are a Coast Guard MH-65 Dolphin helicopter crew, the crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Galveston Island (WPB-1349), a Navy MH-60R helicopter off the USS Chung Hoon (DDG-93) and a Royal New Zealand Air Force P3K2 Orion airplane. The Chung Hoon and Orion aircrew are...

Coast Guard suspends search for overdue fishing boat near Majuro

Coast Guard suspends search for overdue fishing boat near Majuro
The fishing vessel Clear Water 02. (U.S. Coast Guard photo) HONOLULU – The Coast Guard suspended the search Saturday for an overdue 83-foot commercial fishing vessel near the Republic of Marshall Islands. Fishing vessel Clear Water 02 reportedly went missing with nine people aboard while en route Majuro for offload, March 12. “Suspending a search is never an easy decision and is only done after...

Coast Guard cotinues to search for overdue fishing boat near Majuro

Coast Guard cotinues to search for overdue fishing boat near Majuro
Thr 82-foot fishing vessel Clear Water 02. Coast Guard aircraft and good Samaritan vessels are searching for the vessel and its nine crew members after it failed to return to port. (U.S. Coast Guard photo)HONOLULU – The Coast Guard continued the search for an overdue 82-foot commercial fishing vessel near the Republic of Marshall Islands, Saturday. Fishing vessel Clear Water 02 reportedly went missing...

Coast Guard searching for overdue fishing boat near Majuro

Coast Guard searching for overdue fishing boat near Majuro
The 82-foot fishing vessel Clear Water 02 HONOLULU – The Coast Guard is searching for an overdue 82-foot commercial fishing vessel near the Republic of Marshall Islands, Friday. Fishing vessel Clear Water 02 reportedly went missing with nine people aboard while en route Majuro for offload, Thursday. At 5:26 p.m. Thursday, watchstanders at Joint Rescue Coordination Center Honolulu received notification...

Three passengers rescued from disabled sailboat caught in Hurricane Julio

Three passengers rescued from disabled sailboat caught in Hurricane Julio
HONOLULU — Three men are safely aboard a container ship enroute to Honolulu after spending 24 hours battling the effects of Hurricane Julio aboard a disabled sailboat 414 miles northeast of Oahu Monday. Rescued are 61-year-old Ben Nealy, 22-year-old Lee Nealy, and 22-year-old Mike Vanway. The 42-foot sailboat Walkabout enroute from Stockton, Calif., to Honolulu, was dismasted and flooding with three...

Rescue efforts continue for sailboat caught in Hurricane Julio

Rescue efforts continue for sailboat caught in Hurricane Julio
HONOLULU — The Coast Guard continues to coordinate the rescue of a 42-foot sailboat caught in Hurricane Julio 414 miles northeast of Oahu Sunday. Sailing vessel Walkabout is disabled and taking on water with three people aboard. On-scene conditions are reported as 92 to 115 mph winds with 30-foot seas. One of the hatches has blown away and onboard bilge pumps are unable to keep up with the rate...

Rescue underway for sailboat caught in Hurricane Julio

Rescue underway for sailboat caught in Hurricane Julio
HONOLULU — The Coast Guard is coordinating the rescue a 42-foot sailboat caught in Hurricane Julio 414 miles northeast of Oahu Sunday. Sailing vessel Walkabout is disabled and taking on water with three people aboard. On-scene conditions are reported as 92 to 115 mph winds with 30-foot seas. One of the hatches has blown away and onboard bilge pumps are unable to keep up with the flooding. The vessel’s...

Coast Guard rescues 8 peole in Kaiwi Channel

Coast Guard rescues 8 peole in Kaiwi Channel
HONOLULU — The Coast Guard rescued eight people after their vessel sank in Kaiwi Channel, Molokai, Sunday. Watchstanders at Joint Rescue Coordination Center Honolulu received an unregistered signal for possible persons in distress approximately 12 miles west of Molokai. The JRCC launched an MH-65 Dolphin helicopter crew from Coast Guard Air Station Barbers Point to search the area. The Coast Guard...

Coast Guard, local agencies respond to downed plane near American Samoa

Coast Guard, local agencies respond to downed plane near American Samoa
PAGO PAGO, American Samoa — Coast Guard and local agencies are responding to a plane crash near Pago Pago International Airport after a single-engine plane crashed into the water Tuesday night. Coast Guard watchstanders at the Joint Rescue Coordination Center Honolulu received notification from the Regional Command Center in New Zealand that a Beechcraft Bonanza with two people aboard crashed into...