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...

Coast Guard, Honolulu Fire Department rescue 5 people in 2 cases

Coast Guard, Honolulu Fire Department rescue 5 people in 2 cases
Coast Guard Station Maui 45-foot Response Boat-Medium file photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Amanda Levasseur HONOLULU — The Coast Guard and Honolulu Fire Department rescued one Jet ski operator and four boaters in two separate incidents in Hawaii over Super Bowl Sunday. The first rescue involved a capsized 9-foot dingy off Oahu, and the second an overturned Jet ski off Maui. All five people rescued...

Coast Guard, partners rescue two boaters off Hawaii

Coast Guard, partners rescue two boaters off Hawaii
The Coast Guard and Ocean Safety rescued two boaters from their overturned 13-foot Boston Whaler one mile off Kahoolawe, Hawaii, Jan. 31, 2020. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Alex Hutson) HONOLULU — The Coast Guard, Maui County Fire Department, and Maui Ocean Safety and Lifeguard Services rescued two boaters from their overturned 13-foot Boston Whaler one mile off Kahoolawe, Friday. A...

Coast Guard seeks help identifying owner of adrift kayak off Molokai

Coast Guard seeks help identifying owner of adrift kayak off Molokai
The Coast Guard seeks the public’s help identifying the owner of an adrift kayak found south of Kamalo Harbor, January 24, 2020.  (U.S. Coast Guard courtesy photo) HONOLULU — The Coast Guard is seeking the public’s help identifying the owner of an adrift kayak found south of Kamalo Harbor, Molokai, Friday morning. Coast Guard Sector Honolulu watchstanders issued an Urgent Marine Information...