Coast Guard, local partners save 2 from disabled vessel off Guam

Coast Guard, local partners save 2 from disabled vessel off Guam
A Coast Guard Station Apra Harbor 45-foot Response Boat – Medium. USCG File Photo SANTA RITA, Guam — The Coast Guard, Guam Fire Department, and U.S. Navy rescued two people by locating and towing their disabled vessel into Hagåtña Boat Basin, Tuesday. “This is a great example of the importance of local agency training and partnerships,” said Petty Officer 1st Class Brandon Kuechenberg,...

Coast Guard suspends active search for missing fisherman off Saipan

Coast Guard suspends active search for missing fisherman off Saipan
A Coast Guard Station Apra Harbor 45-fooot Response Boat – Medium.. USCG File Photo HONOLULU — The Coast Guard has suspended the active search for a missing fisherman who was reported overdue from a fishing trip off the eastern coast of Saipan, Thursday. Lito Aguilar, 50, remains missing. “Making the decision to suspend a search is never an easy one,” said Lt. Cmdr. Joshua Blocker, a command...

U.S. Navy Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron 25 rescues swimmers in Guam

U.S. Navy Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron 25 rescues swimmers in Guam
MANGILAO, Guam (NNS) — Sailors from the U.S. Navy Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron (HSC) 25 conducted a search-and-rescue (SAR) operation and recovered two distressed swimmers off the coast of Pagat Caves in Mangilao, Guam Dec. 30. HSC-25 received a request from U.S. Coast Guard Sector Guam at approximately 4 p.m. A Navy MH-60S Knighthawk was then launched from Andersen Air Force Base where the...

Mayday, distress beacon prompt rescue of three fishermen off Saipan

USCG Cutter Assateague - File Photo GUAM – Three crewmembers aboard a 42-foot U.S.-flagged fishing boat are safe after Coast Guard Sector Guam received a distress signal from the vessel, prompting a search and rescue Tuesday.   Coast Guard watchstanders were notified by Saipan Emergency Management Office on Wednesday of a mayday call received at about 8 a.m. Shortly after being notified, an...