Coast Guard urges Pacific Northwest mariners to secure, label paddlecraft

Coast Guard urges Pacific Northwest mariners to secure, label paddlecraft
SEATTLE – The Coast Guard is urging paddlecraft owners to properly secure and label their vessels after responding to two unmanned-adrift vessel cases Tuesday evening. Coast Guard crews treat every unmanned-adrift vessel as a search and rescue case and immediately launch a search for potential mariners in distress. “Every unmanned-adrift vessel is treated as a potential distress situation,...

Coast Guard suspends search for missing Kīlauea man

HONOLULU – The Coast Guard suspended its search at approximately 6 p.m. Friday, for a 55 year old man who went missing after he was presumed to have entered the waters off Ninini Beach, Kauai, Tuesday. The search began at approximately 8 p.m. Tuesday when it was reported that Scott Akina had not returned home from his usual workout near Kalapakī and Nawiliwili Bays. The Coast Guard, Kauai Fire...