Coast Guard, Hawaii County to hold Search and Rescue exercise off Hilo

Coast Guard, Hawaii County to hold Search and Rescue exercise off Hilo
Coast Guard Cutter Oliver Berry file photo by Lt. j.g. Peter Driscoll HONOLULU — The Coast Guard, Hawaii County Fire Department, Hawaii County Police Department and Ocean Safety and Lifeguard Services are scheduled to conduct a search and rescue exercise in the vicinity of Hilo Tuesday and Wednesday. ”The purpose is to continue building and improving operational cohesion between other agencies...

Coast Guard, Navy respond to boat grounding off Niihau Island

Coast Guard, Navy respond to boat grounding off Niihau Island
An MH-60S Sea Hawk helicopter assigned to the “Black Knights” of Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron (HSC) 4 flies near the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70). (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Matthew Granito) HONOLULU – The U.S. Coast Guard and U.S. Navy responded Friday to a vessel in distress on the northern side of Niihau Island. A Coast Guard...

Coast Guard, Maui Fire Rescue save 3 paddle boarders off Maui

Coast Guard, Maui Fire Rescue save 3 paddle boarders off Maui
Coast Guard Station Maui 45-foot Response Boat-Medium file photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Amanda Levasseur HONOLULU — A Coast Guard Station Maui crew and Maui Fire and Rescue responders saved three paddle boarders in distress near Ukumehame Beach Park, Maui, Wednesday. The Station Maui 45-foot Response Boat-Medium crew found the paddle boarders holding onto a single paddleboard and was able to...

New captain at helm of Coast Guard Air Station Barbers Point

New captain at helm of Coast Guard Air Station Barbers Point
Capt. Andrew W. Ericks (left) relieves Capt. Frederick C. Riedlin (right) as commanding officer of Air Station Barbers Point during change of command ceremony at Air Station Barbers Point, July 6, 2018. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer Matthew West) HONOLULU — Coast Guard Air Station Barbers Point held a change of command ceremony bidding farewell to Capt. Frederick Reidlin and welcomed Capt....

Coast Guard investigating cause of fishing vessel grounding off Honolulu Airport

Coast Guard investigating cause of fishing vessel grounding off Honolulu Airport
The Coast Guard is investigating the cause of a fishing vessel grounding off the Honolulu Airport, July 4, 2018.  (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Coast Guard Sector Honolulu) HONOLULU — The Coast Guard is investigating the cause of a fishing vessel grounding off the Honolulu Airport, Wednesday. Coast Guard crews and salvors from Cates Marine responded to the grounding Wednesday morning, the vessel was...

Coast Guard saves 2 men off Molokai thanks to registered EPIRB

Coast Guard saves 2 men off Molokai thanks to registered EPIRB
Coast Guard Air Station Barbers Point MH-65 Dolphin helicopter File photo HONOLULU — The Coast Guard rescued two fishers off Molokai after their vessel reportedly capsized, Thursday. A 45-foot Response Boat-Medium crew from Coast Guard Station Maui and an MH-65 Dolphin helicopter crew from Coast Guard Air Station Barbers Point responded. The aircrew located the fishers and hoisted them to safety,...

Coast Guard assists Canadian mariner in distress off Big Island of Hawaii

Coast Guard assists Canadian mariner in distress off Big Island of Hawaii
Coast Guard Cutter Oliver Berry file photo by Lt. j.g. Peter Driscoll HONOLULU — The Coast Guard assisted a distressed Canadian mariner to Hilo Sunday after his vessel began taking on water about 80 miles southeast of the Big Island. “We’re pleased this mariner is safe. The use of the emergency position indicating radio beacon allowed us to locate him quickly and render assistance,”...

Coast Guard rescues 2 mariners, responds to grounded vessel at Molokini Crater, Maui

Coast Guard rescues 2 mariners, responds to grounded vessel at Molokini Crater, Maui
Coast Guard Station Maui 45-foot Response Boat-Medium file photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Amanda Levasseur HONOLULU — The Coast Guard rescued two mariners near Molokini Crater Wednesday night and will supervise any attempted removal of their recreational sailing vessel. “We’re working closely with our partner agencies to respond to this grounding in a sensitive area off Maui. There is a small...

Coast Guard responds to flooding in vicinity of Hanalei Bay, Kauai

Coast Guard responds to flooding in vicinity of Hanalei Bay, Kauai
The Coast Guard responded to the vicinity of Hanalei Bay, April 15, 2018 to assist local authorities after the area sustained flooding and landslides due to heavy thunderstorms over the weekend.  Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Brandon Verdura HONOLULU — The Coast Guard assisted local authorities to rescue hikers in the vicinity of Hanalei Bay, Sunday after the area sustained flooding...