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, 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...

Search for missing mariner off American Samoa suspended

HONOLULU – The Coast Guard has suspended the search for an 18-year-old mariner who fell overboard approximately 115 miles south of American Samoa. The Coast Guard’s search area covered 2,890 square miles. “The decision to suspend was not made easily,” said Lt. Cmdr. Michael Jackson, search and rescue mission control for Joint Rescue Coordination Center Honolulu. “We took into account the...

Coast Guard teams-up with Rotary Club of Kapolei against illiteracy in American Samoa schools

HONOLULU—Rotary Club of Kapolei and Coast Guard Air Station Barbers Point members will be delivering books and computers to schools in American Samoa to improve literacy and education at schools in American Samoa Wednesday. The Rotary Club collected more than 7,000 books to donate to schools throughout American...

Coast Guard Suspends Search for Missing Fishing Vessel Hung-Yi Crewmember

HONOLULU – The Coast Guard suspended its search for a man overboard approximately 863 miles northeast of American Samoa at 5 p.m., Saturday. An aircrew piloting an HC-130 Hercules airplane from Coast Guard Air Station Barbers Point was launched at 2:24 a.m. and arrived in the search area at 8:15 a.m. Friday. The aircrew saturated the search area covering a total area of 1,012 square miles. Watchstanders...

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 crews search for missing man

HONOLULU – Oahu-based Coast Guard crews are searching for a missing man who was reported overboard approximately 600 miles north of American Samoa.

Coast Guard air crew medically evacuates ill infant from American Samoa

HONOLULU — A U.S. Coast Guard air crew conducted a medical evacuation of an ill infant from American Samoa to Oahu Tuesday.

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.