Coast Guard reopens Port of Pago Pago following Tropical Cyclone Gita

Coast Guard reopens Port of Pago Pago following Tropical Cyclone Gita
Cmdr. Ulysses Mullins, deputy sector commander Coast Guard Sector Honolulu, and Chief Warrant Officer Bryan Anderson Coast Guard Sector Honolulu prevention, discuss future operations for the removal of product aboard the 88-foot commercial fishing vessel Chui Zai Fa No. 1 grounded about 300-yards off Leone Bay, American Samoa, Feb. 11, 2018.  (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Tara...

Coast Guard closes Port of Pago Pago, American Samoa, for Tropical Cyclone Amos

Coast Guard closes Port of Pago Pago, American Samoa, for Tropical Cyclone Amos
HONOLULU — The Coast Guard Captain of the Port is closely monitoring the movement of Tropical Cyclone Amos and has set Port Condtion Zulu and closed the port of Pago Pago, American Samoa to all inbound and outbound traffic due to severe weather, Saturday. In preparation for Amos, the Coast Guard captain of the port strongly advised vessels of 200 gross tons or more to depart until the storm passed...

Coast Guard suspends active search for missing man off American Samoa

Coast Guard suspends active search for missing man off American Samoa
PAGO PAGO, American Samoa — The Coast Guard suspended the search Saturday for 58-year-old Babar Suleman who went missing during a plane crash near Pago Pago Tuesday night. “The decision to suspend a search and rescue case is one of the most difficult decisions I have to make,” said Rear Admiral Cari Thomas, Commander, Fourteenth Coast Guard District. “I want to extend my sincere condolences...

Coast Guard continues searching for missing man off American Samoa

Coast Guard continues searching for missing man off American Samoa
PAGO PAGO, American Samoa – Coast Guard and local agencies continue to search for a man who went missing in a plane crash near Pago Pago Tuesday night. Search efforts for 58-year-old Babar Suleman continued throughout the day and suspended Thursday night due to decreased visibility. The search resumed Friday morning and will continue throughout the day. The Coast Guard Joint Rescue Coordination...

Coast Guard continues response to downed plane near American Samoa

Coast Guard continues response to downed plane near American Samoa
PAGO PAGO, American Samoa – Coast Guard and local agencies are continuing to search for a man who went missing during a plane crash approximately one mile from Pago Pago Tuesday night. Search efforts for 58-year-old Babar Suleman continued throughout the day and suspended Wednesday night due to decreased visibility. The search resumed Thursday morning and will continue throughout the day. Coast...

Coast Guard responds to grounded vessel near Matuu Bay

Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA – Coast Guardsmen from Marine Safety Detachment American Samoa responded to a grounded fishing vessel in the vicinity of Matuu Bay at 5:30 a.m., Thursday. The fishing vessel Inja ran aground on a reef approximately 100 yards offshore while returning from a fishing trip. Another ship in the area witnessed the grounding and notified the Coast Guard. The vessel’s owner has...

Coast Guard Cutter Walnut returns home after two-month patrol

HONOLULU — The crew of the U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Walnut, a 225-foot Juniper-Class buoy tender, arrived in Honolulu Wednesday after a two-month long multi-mission patrol.

Coast Guard units continue relief efforts in American Samoa – Video

Pago Pago,  American Samoa – Coast Guard personnel identify, assess and respond to damage and pollution reports associated with the earthquake and tsunami that hit American Samoa, Tuesday, Sept. 29, 2009.