Coast Guard seeks help identifying owner of adrift dive float off Kanaha Beach Park

Coast Guard seeks help identifying owner of adrift dive float off Kanaha Beach Park
An adrift dive float found about 30 yards off Kanaha Beach Park, Maui, June 15, 2019. (U.S. Coast Guard courtesy photo) HONOLULU — The Coast Guard is seeking the public’s help identifying the owner of an adrift dive float found about 30 yards off Kanaha Beach Park, Maui, Saturday morning. Coast Guard Sector Honolulu watchstanders issued an Urgent Marine Information Broadcast notice to mariners...

Coast Guard, local partners respond to sailing vessel aground off Magic Island

Coast Guard, local partners respond to sailing vessel aground off Magic Island
A 32-foot sailing vessel sits aground off Magic Island in Honolulu, June 13, 2019.  (U.S. Coast Guard courtesy photo) HONOLULU — The Coast Guard is responding to a report of a 32-foot sailing vessel grounded off Magic Island, Thursday. Pollution responders are on scene assessing the area. There is a maximum potential fuel load of 27 gallons of diesel aboard. A slight sheen was reported but is expected...

Coast Guard, Honolulu emergency services respond to capsized vessel off Oahu

Coast Guard, Honolulu emergency services respond to capsized vessel off Oahu
Coast Guard Air Station Barbers Point MH-65 Dolphin helicopter file photo by PA3 Luke Clayton HONOLULU — Crews from the Coast Guard, Honolulu Fire Department, and Ocean Safety worked together to rescue a boater after their 15-foot recreational vessel capsized off Ko’Olina, Friday. Ocean Safety Jet ski operators rescued the boater and recovered the vessel, bringing the boater to the Barbers Point...

Coast Guard rescues 2 mariners off Diamond Head, Oahu

Coast Guard rescues 2 mariners off Diamond Head, Oahu
An MH-65 Dolphin helicopter crew stands with two survivors following their rescue off Honolulu, May 4, 2019. (U.S. Coast Guard courtesy photo) HONOLULU — Coast Guard crews rescued two mariners about nine miles southeast of Diamond Head, Saturday. An MH-65 Dolphin helicopter crew located the two men in the water holding onto the hull of their 19-foot recreational vessel, Smooth C’s. The aircrew...

Coast Guard medevacs fishing captain off Oahu

Coast Guard medevacs fishing captain off Oahu
The Coast Guard successfully medevaced a fishing captain off his boat 55-miles northeast of Oahu, May 2, 2019.  (U.S. Coast Guard courtesy photo) HONOLULU — The Coast Guard successfully medevaced a fishing captain off his boat 55-miles northeast of Oahu, Thursday. “Cases like these are a great example of how our crews, both air and surface, work together with the common goal of assisting mariners,”...

Coast Guard medevacs diver from Kauai to Oahu

Coast Guard medevacs diver from Kauai to Oahu
Coast Guard Air Station Barbers Point MH-65 Dolphin helicopter File photo HONOLULU — The Coast Guard successfully medevaced a 40-year-old Japanese national from a dive boat 20-miles west of Kauai, Tuesday. At 11:15 a.m., Coast Guard Sector Honolulu watchstanders received notification from the captain of the dive boat, requesting a medevac and reporting the woman was experiencing dive-related injuries. A...

Joint Interagency mass rescue exercise conducted successfully on Kauai

Joint Interagency mass rescue exercise conducted successfully on Kauai
Two 45-foot Response Boat-Medium crews await further instructions in Hanamaulu Bay, Hawaii, April 26, 2019, during a mass rescue exercise.  (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Chief Petty Officer Sara Muir) LIHUE, Hawaii — The Coast Guard, Kauai Fire Department, HDOT Airports Division, HDOT Airport Rescue and Fire Fighting Section, Ocean Safety and Lifeguard Services, Kauai Police Department, American Medical...

Interagency mass rescue exercise to take place on Kauai Friday

Interagency mass rescue exercise to take place on Kauai Friday
Coast Guard Cutter Joseph Gerczak file photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Matthew West HONOLULU — The Coast Guard, Kauai Fire Department, HDOT Airports Division, HDOT Airport Rescue and Fire Fighting Section, Ocean Safety and Lifeguard Services, Kauai Police Department, American Medical Response, and Wilcox Medical Center are scheduled to conduct a full-scale mass rescue exercise Friday, April 26,...

Coast Guard patrols Micronesian waters in support of Operation Rai Balang 2019

Coast Guard patrols Micronesian waters in support of Operation Rai Balang 2019
Coast Guard Cutter Sequoia file photo by Chief Petty Officer Sara Mooers HONOLULU — Two U.S. Coast Guard cutters crews and a long range HC-130 patrol aircraft crew recently completed combined operations with shipriders from the Federated States of Micronesia (FSM) as part of the Forum Fisheries Agency (FFA) Operation Rai Balang 2019 to combat illegal fishing across Oceania. For three weeks, the Coast...