Coast Guard leverages aviation workhorse to overcome challenges

Coast Guard leverages aviation workhorse to overcome challenges
A U.S. Coast Guard Air Station Barbers Point HC-130J Hercules aircrew transports FN200 fire suppression bottles to Guam on Nov. 9, 2022. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Chief Warrant Officer Sara Muir) SANTA RITA, Guam — Guam is home to three 154-foot fast response cutters commissioned in 2021. These ships are built in Lockport, Louisiana. After initial workups, they sailed from Key West through the...

Coast Guard suspends search for missing aircrew off Maui

Coast Guard suspends search for missing aircrew off Maui
The Coast Guard 14th District is responsible for a vast area of the Pacific Ocean including Hawaii, American Samoa, and Guam. (U.S. Coast Guard photo illustration by Petty Officer 3rd Class Matthew West/Released) HONOLULU — The Coast Guard has suspended the active search for the missing aircrew off Maui, Sunday. “Working with U.S. Coast Guard assets, the Hawaii Wing Civil Air Patrol and the Coast...

Coast Guard, partners search for missing snorkeler off Maui

Coast Guard, partners search for missing snorkeler off Maui
Coast Guard 45-foot Response Boat -Medium file photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Rob Lester HONOLULU — The Coast Guard, Maui Fire Department, and Ocean Safety are searching for a missing snorkeler off Maui, Friday. The 60 year-old female snorkeler was last seen approximately 75-yards off of Keawakapu Beach, Maui, Thursday, while snorkeling with her husband. At 1:00 p.m., Thursday, Sector Honolulu...

Coast Guard crews conduct fly-over Hawaii’s Mauna Loa

Coast Guard crews conduct fly-over Hawaii’s Mauna Loa
Coast Guard Air Station Barbers Point HC-130 Hercules aircraft file photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Tara Molle. HONOLULU — The world’s largest active volcano, Mauna Loa on Hawaii’s Big Island, is erupting for the first time since 1984. The eruption began in Moku’āweoweo, the summit caldera of Mauna Loa, on Sunday at approximately 11:30 p.m. HST, according to the Hawaii Volcano Observatory;...

Coast Guard participating in Operation Island Chief

Coast Guard participating in Operation Island Chief
Lt. Freddy Hofschneider, commanding officer of Coast Guard Cutter Oliver Henry (WPC 1140), gets underway on Aug. 8, 2022, from Guam for a patrol headed south to assist partner nations in upholding and asserting their sovereignty while protecting U.S. national interests. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Chief Warrant Officer Sara Muir) MANUS, Papua New Guinea — The U.S. Coast Guard is participating with...

Coast Guard rescues mariner off Oahu before vessel capsizes

Coast Guard rescues mariner off Oahu before vessel capsizes
A U.S. Coast Guard Air Station Barbers Point aircrew rescues a mariner moments before his disabled vessel capsizes off Oahu, Hawaii, June 11, 2022.  (Video capture courtesy of U.S. Coast Guard Air Station Barbers Point) HONOLULU — The Coast Guard rescued a mariner aboard a disabled vessel off Reef Runway, Saturday. The disabled vessel was located by an Air Station Barbers Point MH-65 Dolphin helicopter...

Coast Guard hold search and rescue exercises on Island of Hawaii

Coast Guard hold search and rescue exercises on Island of Hawaii
An Air Station Barbers Point MH-65 Dolphin helicopter crew retrieves a mannequin representing the missing person during a Search and Rescue Exercise (SAREX) on the Island of Hawaii, May 20, 2022.  (U.S. Coast Guard photo courtesy of U.S. Coast Guard Sector Honolulu) HONOLULU — The Coast Guard, Navy, Hawaii Fire Department, Hawaii Police Department, Ocean Safety and other responders successfully...

Coast Guard, partners searching for missing hiker off Oahu

Coast Guard, partners searching for missing hiker off Oahu
Coast Guard Station Honolulu 45-foot Response Boat-Medium file photo. HONOLULU — The Coast Guard, Honolulu Police Department, Ocean Safety, and Honolulu Fire Department are searching for missing hiker Chase Ingalls in the vicinity of Makapu’u Lighthouse, Monday. Ingalls is described as being 23-years-old, 6 feet, 1 inch tall, with brown hair. Anyone with information is requested to contact Coast...

Coast Guard, partners rescue missing mariners near Chuuk State

Coast Guard, partners rescue missing mariners near Chuuk State
Coast Guard Air Station Barbers Point HC-130 Hercules aircraft file photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Tara Molle. SANTA RITA, Guam — Coast Guard and partner agencies have rescued five adults and one child aboard a missing vessel near Etal Atoll in Chuuk State, Federated States of Micronesia, Tuesday. At 6:00 a.m., Saturday, Coast Guard Forces Micronesia | Sector Guam watchstanders received a report...