Coast Guard, Honolulu Fire Department and Ocean Safety rescue 4 divers

Coast Guard, Honolulu Fire Department and Ocean Safety rescue 4 divers
Coast Guard Air Station Barbers Point MH-65 Dolphin helicopter file photo by PA3 Luke Clayton HONOLULU — The Coast Guard, Honolulu Fire Department and Ocean Safety and Lifeguard Services rescued four divers a half mile off Hanauma Bay, Oahu, Tuesday. “We often work closely with the Honolulu Fire Department and Ocean Safety and Lifeguard Services in cases such as this,” said Petty Officer 3rd...

Coast Guard seeks help to identify owner of adrift kayak off Makaha Beach Park,
 Oahu

Coast Guard seeks help to identify owner of adrift kayak off Makaha Beach Park,
 Oahu
The Coast Guard is seeking the public’s help identifying the owner of a kayak found a mile off Makaha Beach Park, Oahu, March 9, 2020. (U.S. Coast Guard courtesy photo) HONOLULU — The Coast Guard is seeking the public’s help identifying the owner of a kayak found a mile off Makaha Beach Park, Oahu, Monday. Anyone with information helping to identify the owner of the kayak is requested to contact...

Coast Guard interdicts illegal foreign fishers in Pacific

Coast Guard interdicts illegal foreign fishers in Pacific
Coast Guard Air Station Barbers Point C-130 Hercules aircraft file photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Tara Molle HONOLULU — The Coast Guard interdicted several foreign fishing vessels fishing inside the US exclusive economic zone on two separate occasions incidents in the first two months of 2020. “While we’ve seen incursions into the EEZs of partners and illegal, unreported, and unregulated...

Coast Guard concludes search for missing fishermen off Hawaii Island

Coast Guard concludes search for missing fishermen off Hawaii Island
Coast Guard Cutter Joseph Gerczak file photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Matthew West HONOLULU — The Coast Guard has concluded the search for two fishermen presumed to have been swept off the shore of Hawaii Island on Wednesday night. James Oyama, 62, and Jay Jara, 37, remain missing. “Pending any further developments, we’ve suspended the active search for these men,” said Cmdr. Benjamin Gates,...

Coast Guard searching for missing mariner off Federated States of Micronesia

Coast Guard searching for missing mariner off Federated States of Micronesia
Coast Guard Air Station Barbers Point C-130 Hercules aircraft file photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Tara Molle SANTA RITA, Guam — The Coast Guard, Air Force, and regional partners are searching for a 47-year-old mariner missing from the Panamanian-flagged merchant vessel Rising Wind, 174 miles northwest of Chuuk. “In cases such as this one, we often rely on our partners in the region to coordinate...

Coast Guard, partners continue working to remove aground sailing vessel on Oahu

Coast Guard, partners continue working to remove aground sailing vessel on Oahu
Coast Guard, the State of Hawaii, and salvors are work to remove the sailing vessel Prelude aground near Kaimana Beach, Oahu, Hawaii, Feb. 12, 2020. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Chief Warrant Officer 1st Russ Strathern) HONOLULU — The Coast Guard, State of Hawaii, and salvors are working to remove the sailing vessel Prelude aground near Kaimana Beach, Wednesday. The owner has hired a private salvage...

Coast Guard suspends search for missing woman off Oahu

Coast Guard suspends search for missing woman off Oahu
Coast Guard Air Station Barbers Point MH-65 Dolphin helicopter file photo by PA3 Luke Clayton HONOLULU – The Coast Guard suspended their active search for the missing swimmer off Waimea Bay at 11:00 p.m., Sunday, before transferring the lead to Honolulu Fire Department who will attempt further location and recovery through Monday. Hanna Wänerskog, 20, remains missing. “This incident is...

Coast Guard continues search for missing swimmer off Waimea Bay

Coast Guard continues search for missing swimmer off Waimea Bay
Coast Guard Air Station Barbers Point MH-65 Dolphin helicopter file photo by PA3 Luke Clayton HONOLULU — The Coast Guard, working with local agencies, is continuing the search for 20-year-old Swedish national, Hanna Wänerskog, Saturday. Upon further investigation, responders now understand Wänerskog was standing on the beach with two other people when all three were overcome by a wave and swept...

Coast Guard, local agencies search for missing swimmer off Waimea Bay

Coast Guard, local agencies search for missing swimmer off Waimea Bay
Coast Guard Cutter Ahi file photo HONOLULU — The Coast Guard and local agencies are searching for a missing swimmer swept out to sea off Waimea Bay. “We are currently looking for Hannah Wänerskog, a 20-year-old Swedish National,” said Sam Gardner, Search and Rescue planner, Coast Guard Sector Honolulu. “We request all waterway users in the area to keep a sharp lookout for signs of distress...