Coast Guard, partners rescue mariner off Oahu after 6-day search

Coast Guard, partners rescue mariner off Oahu after 6-day search
Coast Guard Cutter Joseph Gerczak file photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Matthew West HONOLULU — Coast Guard and partner agencies have rescued Philip Grenz, the operator of the disabled sailing vessel Epic, approximately 310-nautical miles southwest of Oahu, Friday. The crew of the Coast Guard Cutter William Hart rescued Grenz, last seen Sept. 2, 2021, and is currently transporting him back to Oahu. Grenz...

Coast Guard, partners continue search for missing mariner off Kauai

Coast Guard, partners continue search for missing mariner off Kauai
Coast Guard Station Honolulu 45-foot Response Boat-Medium file photo. HONOLULU — Coast Guard crews and partners are searching for Philip Grenz, a 67 year-old male last seen departing Nawiliwili Harbor, Kauai, towards Haleiwa, Oahu, Tuesday. The mariner is operating the 42-foot sailing vessel Epic with a black-hull and teak deck. Multiple Coast Guard air and surface crews are searching with assistance...

Coast Guard, partners rescue 3 overdue mariners in Kiribati

Coast Guard, partners rescue 3 overdue mariners in Kiribati
Navy P-8 Poseidon aircraft file photo (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Josiah J. Kunkle) HONOLULU — Coast Guard, Navy, and the merchant vessel Linnix rescued three overdue mariners in the vicinity of Christmas Island, Kiribati, Friday. The crew of the merchant vessel Linnix rescued the mariners, last seen Aug. 6, and transported them back to Christmas Island. “Through...

Coast Guard, Kauai County to hold search and rescue exercise off Kauai

Coast Guard, Kauai County to hold search and rescue exercise off Kauai
Coast Guard Station Kauai 45-foot Response Boat-Medium file photo by Petty Officer 1st Class Charly Hengen. HONOLULU — The Coast Guard and County of Kauai are scheduled to conduct a search and rescue exercise (SAREX) off the southern coast of the island, Thursday. A SAREX is an exercise designed to evaluate notification and response procedures and identify shortfalls in communication and coordination...

Coast Guard suspends search for overdue mariners off Guam

Coast Guard suspends search for overdue mariners off Guam
Coast Guard Cutter Oliver Henry file photo courtesy of Petty Officer 3rd Class Katherine Hays SANTA RITA, Guam — On Tuesday, the Coast Guard suspended the active search for Xiao Wei Quin and Yun Liu Red, who remain missing. The search began last Wednesday, when their 14-foot black Kodiak skiff was reported overdue while traveling between Saipan and Guam. At 4:16 p.m., Wednesday, July 21, Sector Guam...

Coast Guard, partners medevac mariners off Kauai

Coast Guard, partners medevac mariners off Kauai
MH-60 Seahawk helicopter File Photo (U.S. Navy photo by Seaman Cody M. Deccio) HONOLULU — The Coast Guard and Navy successfully rescued two mariners from the shores off Kilauea, Kilua, Thursday. A Navy Helicopter Maritime Strike Squadron 37 MH-60 Seahawk aircrew transported the mariners to Lihue airport where they were met by EMS. They were reported to be in stable condition. “This case highlights...

Coast Guard, partners rescue three overdue mariners in Kiribati

Coast Guard, partners rescue three overdue mariners in Kiribati
Coast Guard Air Station Barbers Point HC-130 Hercules aircraft file photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Tara Molle. HONOLULU — Coast Guard, Fiji Rescue Coordination Center responders, and the fishing vessel Namurai rescued three overdue mariners in the vicinity of Tarawa, Kiribati, Monday. The crew of the fishing vessel Namurai rescued the mariners, last seen on July 4th, and transported them back to...

Coast Guard Air Station Barbers Point holds change of command ceremony

Coast Guard Air Station Barbers Point holds change of command ceremony
Coast Guard Air Station Barbers Point bid farewell to Capt. Andrew Eriks (right) and welcomed Capt. John Rivers (left) as the station’s new commanding officer during a change of command ceremony presided over by Rear Adm. Matthew Sibley, commander, Coast Guard 14th District, July 9, 2021. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Matthew West) HONOLULU — Coast Guard Air Station Barbers...

Coast Guard, partners rescue 2 people from downed aircraft off Oahu

Coast Guard, partners rescue 2 people from downed aircraft off Oahu
Coast Guard Air Station Barbers Point MH-65 Dolphin helicopter file photo by PA3 Luke Clayton HONOLULU — The Coast Guard and Honolulu Fire Department rescued two people from a downed Boeing 737 inter-island transport plane 2-miles south of Kalaeloa, Friday. Both people aboard were rescued by an Air Station Barbers Point MH-65 Dolphin helicopter and Honolulu Fire Department rescue boat and brought...