Coast Guard, Navy searching for missing crewman off Christmas Island, Kiribati

Coast Guard, Navy searching for missing crewman off Christmas Island, Kiribati
HONOLULU — The Coast Guard and Navy are searching for a 43-year-old South Korean-man 63 miles south of Christmas Island, Republic of Kiribati, Thursday. A Navy P-3 Orion airplane crew from Marine Corps Air Station Kaneohe Bay, Hawaii, and a Coast Guard HC-130 Hercules airplane crew from Coast Guard Air Station Barbers Point, Hawaii, are searching for the crewman from the 260-foot fishing vessel...

Coast Guard searching for possible person in the water near Waimea Bay, Oahu

Coast Guard searching for possible person in the water near Waimea Bay, Oahu
HONOLULU — The Coast Guard is searching for a possible person in the water near Waimea Bay, Thursday. Missing is 59-year-old Alec “Ace Cool” Coke. An HC-130 Hercules airplane crew launched from Coast Guard Air Station Barbers Point and is currently searching for any signs of distress in the area. Coke’s girlfriend reported him missing to the Honolulu Police Department, Wednesday,...

Coast Guard Cutter Healy crew returns from the North Pole

Coast Guard Cutter Healy crew returns from the North Pole
Cmdr. Karl Lander (left), executive officer of the Coast Guard Cutter Healy, reads the Coast Guard Unit Commendation award as Capt. Jason Hamilton, commanding officer of the Healy, presents representatives from each cutter department with ribbons. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Amanda Norcross) SEATTLE – The crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Healy returned to Seattle after completing...

Coast Guard seeking public’s help locating owner of canoe found adrift off Molokai

Coast Guard seeking public's help locating owner of canoe found adrift off Molokai
HONOLULU — The Coast Guard is seeking the public’s help in identifying the owner of an outrigger canoe found adrift three miles southwest of Laau Point, Molokai, Thursday. The canoe is 22-feet long, green with beige bottom and has a dolphin sticker. Anyone with information that may help identify the owner of the canoe is asked to contact the Coast Guard Sector Honolulu Command Center at 808-842-2600. Watchstanders...

Coast Guard Cutter Spencer returns to Boston after Caribbean Sea deployment

Coast Guard Cutter Spencer returns to Boston after Caribbean Sea deployment
BOSTON — The Coast Guard Cutter Spencer is scheduled to return to Boston, Friday at 8 a.m. after a 65-day patrol of the Caribbean Sea. Spencer conducted several search and rescue cases as well as counter narcotics and migrant interdiction operations. As part of Operation Martillo, Spencer intercepted four go-fast vessels suspected of trafficking drugs, and directly contributed to the seizure of...

Coast Guard opens Oil Spill Liability Trust Fund, begins recovery off Kahala Beach

Coast Guard opens Oil Spill Liability Trust Fund, begins recovery off Kahala Beach
The 46-foot fishing vessel, Lisa 1 aground near Kahala Beach U.S. Coast Guard photo. HONOLULU – The Coast Guard has opened the Oil Spill Liability Trust Fund for $25,000 to conduct pollution mitigation operations after the 46-foot fishing vessel, Lisa 1, with three people ran aground near Kahala Beach 6:20 a.m. Wednesday. No injuries or pollution were reported. An underwater survey of the Lisa...

Coast Guard suspends search for missing aircraft near Pascagoula, Miss.

Coast Guard suspends search for missing aircraft near Pascagoula, Miss.
PASCAGOULA, Miss.  – Coast Guard and local agencies have suspended their search for the three people who were aboard a Lancair single-engine plane near Pascagoula, Wednesday. Response crews covered more than 3,500 square miles during the search after receiving a report of the missing plane Monday evening. Rescue crews continuously searched for more than 400 hours combined. Coast Guard and local...

Coast Guard proposes disestablishment of Tawas Light, removal of Fresnel lens

Coast Guard proposes disestablishment of Tawas Light, removal of Fresnel lens
CLEVELAND — The U.S. Coast Guard is proposing to disestablish the aids-to-navigation light known as Tawas Light in Tawas Point Lighthouse in East Tawas, Michigan. The light is listed in the Light List, Volume VII Great Lakes, as number 11240. The current light is illuminated via a fourth order classical Fresnel lens. The Coast Guard intends to use a modern optic as the light signal and plans to place...

Investigation of unknown substance near Kelleys Island Shoal in Lake Erie continues

Investigation of unknown substance near Kelleys Island Shoal in Lake Erie continues
Contractors conduct dive operations at the site of a sunken barge near the Kelley’s Island Shoal in Lake Erie. (U.S. Coast Guard photo courtesy of Station Marblehead) CLEVELAND — Crews continue to investigate a reported discharge of an unknown substance from the site of a sunken barge near Kelleys Island Shoal in Lake Erie, Wednesday. The Unified Command, consisting of the U.S. Coast Guard...