Cutter Assateague CO assumes helm of cutter Kiska after decommissioning in Guam

Cutter Assateague CO assumes helm of cutter Kiska after decommissioning in Guam
Coast Guard Cutter Kiska file photo APRA HARBOR, Guam — Lt. Evin Moses took the helm from Lt. George Shepherd as commanding officer of Coast Guard Cutter Kiska (WPB 1336) during a change of command ceremony at Naval Base Guam, Friday. Moses graduated from the United States Coast Guard Academy in 2012 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Marine and Environmental Science. His initial assignment was...

Coast Guard Cutter Assateague to be decommissioned in Guam after 27 years of service

Coast Guard Cutter Assateague to be decommissioned in Guam after 27 years of service
SANTA RITA, Guam — The Coast Guard will take the Coast Guard Cutter Assateague (WPB 1337) out of service during a pier-side ceremony aboard Naval Base Guam Friday. “Assateague’s operational history showcases the Coast Guard’s ability to carry out a diverse and important range of missions vital to the security and prosperity of our nation in remote parts of the Pacific,” said...

Coast Guard rescues 4 fishermen from overdue skiff in Micronesia

Coast Guard rescues 4 fishermen from overdue skiff in Micronesia
HONOLULU — The Coast Guard rescued four fishermen from an 18-foot skiff 61 miles west southwest of Fais Island, in the Federated States of Micronesia, Monday. The crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Assateague (WPB 1136) located the skiff, brought the fishermen aboard and is currently en route Falalep Island with the skiff in tow. “This case illustrates the importance of our partnerships in the...

Coast Guard Cutter Assateague rescues 6 mariners from grounded boat near Alamagan Island

Coast Guard Cutter Assateague rescues 6 mariners from grounded boat near Alamagan Island
The Coast Guard rescued six mariners from a 31-foot fishing vessel, Shekinah 2, after it ran aground near Alamagan Island, Feb. 7, 2016.  (U.S. Coast Guard courtesy photo) SANTA RITA, Guam — The Coast Guard rescued six mariners from a grounded fishing vessel near Alamagan Island, Monday. “Cooperation between the CNMI Emergency Operations Center, U.S. Coast Guard Sector Guam and a concerned...

Coast Guard and U.S. Navy team up to assist distressed swimmer in Guam

Coast Guard and U.S. Navy team up to assist distressed swimmer in Guam
HONOLULU — The Coast Guard, Guam Fire Department and U.S> Navy Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron Two-Five rescued a distressed swimmer offshore from Pagat Caves, Guam, Sunday. Watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector Guam offered assistance after hearing communications between Guam Fire Rescue and dispatch regarding a distressed swimmer near Pagat Caves. The Coast Guard Cutter Assateague, a 110-foot patrol...

Multi-agency search underway for two missing tourists near Saipan

Multi-agency search underway for two missing tourists near Saipan
SANTA RITA, Guam — The Coast Guard, Saipan Department of Public Safety, Air Force 69 Expeditionary Bomb Squadron and Naval Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron Two-Five are searching for two Japanese nationals off the northwestern edge of Saipan, Commonwealth of Northern Mariana Islands, Tuesday. Watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector Guam received a report from the Saipan Department of Public Safety regarding...

Coast Guard delivers humanitarian aid to remote Pacific islands

Coast Guard delivers humanitarian aid to remote Pacific islands
HONOLULU — The Coast Guard Cutter Assateague, a 110-foot patrol boat home ported in Guam, delivered humanitarian supplies to residents of remote islands in the Pacific May 27. In conjunction with Assateague’s law enforcement patrol, the crew coordinated efforts with the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands’ Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Management and Northern Island’s...

Coast Guard, Navy rescue injured crewman aboard merchant vessel Tenso

Coast Guard, Navy rescue injured crewman aboard merchant vessel Tenso
SANTA RITA, Guam — Watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector Guam command center received notification at 11:40 a.m. Sunday of an injured crewmember aboard the merchant vessel Tenso approximately 362 miles east of Guam. The Liberian-flagged cargo ship Tenso requested a medical evacuation for a 39-year-old male crewmember who suffered lacerations to the neck and head. Coast Guard Cutter Assateague rendezvous...

Survivors of sinking cargo ship Rich Forest transferred to Coast Guard Cutter Sequoia

Survivors of sinking cargo ship Rich Forest transferred to Coast Guard Cutter Sequoia
APRA HARBOR, Guam — Crewmembers at Coast Guard Sector Guam are assisting 24 crewmembers who abandoned the 500-foot cargo ship Rich Forest after the engine room flooded, Monday. The AMVER Vessel C.S. Sunshine rescued of all survivors from life rafts and safely brought them aboard without incident. The 24 survivors were safely transferred from the C.S. Sunshine to the Coast Guard Cutter Sequoia, Wednesday. googletag.cmd.push(function()...