Coast Guard cutters support Oceania partners during month-long Operation Aiga

Coast Guard cutters support Oceania partners during month-long Operation Aiga
A boat crew from the USCGC Joseph Gerczak (WPC 1126) transports NOAA Fisheries and American Samoa Marine Police members to conduct fisheries law enforcement in the American Samoa exclusive economic zone, Aug. 8, 2019.  (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Scott Sabatini/Released) HONOLULU — The crews of the Coast Guard Cutter Walnut (WLB 205) and Coast Guard Cutter Joseph Gerczak (WPC...

Coast Guard celebrates Flag Day alongside American Samoa leaders

Coast Guard celebrates Flag Day alongside American Samoa leaders
Rear Adm. Kevin Lunday, commander Coast Guard 14th District, joins acting Governor Lemanu Mauga and first lady Cynthia Moliga April 17, 2019, to celebrate the 119th anniversary of American Samoa becoming a U.S. territory, also known as Flag Day. (Photo courtesy Lydia Faleafine-Nomura) PAGO PAGO, American Samoa — On Wednesday, those in American Samoa celebrated the 119th Flag Day commemorating the...

Coast Guard completes pollution response efforts in American Samoa

Coast Guard completes pollution response efforts  in American Samoa
Chief Warrant Officer Bryan Anderson from Coast Guard Sector Honolulu prevention and local contractors conduct a visual assessment for any threats of pollution aboard the 88-foot commercial fishing vessel Chui Zai Fa No. 1 grounded about 300-yards off Leone Bay, American Samoa, Feb. 12, 2018.  (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Tara Molle) PAGO PAGO, American Samoa — The Coast Guard...

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...

Port of Pago Pago remains closed following Tropical Cyclone Gita

PAGO PAGO, American Samoa —The port of Pago Pago remains closed to commercial traffic Saturday pending further assessment following Tropical Cyclone Gita, while work to remove the fishing vessel Chui Kai Fa No. 1 continues. High winds remain a concern through the weekend, as responders work to assess the region and resume the response to the grounded 88-foot commercial fishing vessel Chui Zai Fa...

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...