AMVER Vessel CS Sunshine rescues crew of sinking 500-foot ship in Pacific Ocean

AMVER Vessel CS Sunshine rescues crew of sinking 500-foot ship in Pacific Ocean
APRA HARBOR, Guam – Twenty-four crewmembers are safe after abandoning ship approximately 440 miles west of Guam Monday. At 8 a.m. Sunday, watchstanders at the Coast Guard Sector Guam Command Center received report of flooding from the 500-foot cargo ship Rich Forest. The ship, carrying logs enroute to China, experienced flooding in the engine room and subsequent loss of propulsion. The Chinese crew...

Coast Guard crew completes multi-beach cleanup on Tinian

Coast Guard crew completes multi-beach cleanup on Tinian
GUAM – Crewmembers from the Coast Guard Cutter Assateague, a 110-foot patrol boat home ported in Apra Harbor, Guam, completed a cleanup of eight beaches on the remote island of Tinian Thursday. The crew managed to walk, wade and swim around the sharp-edged reefs that separate each beach, successfully collecting over 850 cubic feet of marine debris, equivalent to the waste generated by an average...

Coast Guard Cutter Assateague completes fisheries patrol in Western Pacific

Coast Guard Cutter Assateague completes fisheries patrol in Western Pacific
APRA HARBOR, Guam – The Coast Guard Cutter Assateague returned to home port in Apra Harbor, Guam, Thursday following a six-day exclusive economic zone enforcement patrol. While underway the cutter patrolled the western-most area of the exclusive economic zone extending 200 nautical miles west of Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana’s Island chain, ensuring no foreign fishing vessels were fishing...

U.S., New Zealand conduct international engagement near Guam

U.S., New Zealand conduct international engagement near Guam
APRA HARBOR, Guam — Coast Guardsmen and sailors from the U.S. Navy’s Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron – 25 (HSC-25), joined with members of the Royal New Zealand Navy in an international exchange off the coast of Guam Thursday. Prior to its scheduled port call in Guam, the frigate HMNZS Te Mana rendezvoused with the U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Assateague, and an SH-60 helicopter from HSC-25 in...

15 mariners found marooned on Pacific island

Apra Harbor, GUAM – The 28-foot skiff with 15 passengers, missing since Wednesday, has been located on the beach of an uninhabited island in the Federated States of Micronesia, Thursday. Watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector Guam received a report Thursday afternoon that a vessel matching the description of the missing white 28-foot skiff with 15 passengers was found. A vessel leaving Ruo Island, the...

Coast Guard, Navy and international partners continue search for 15 missing mariners

Apra Harbor, GUAM – The Coast Guard, Navy and international partners continue searching for a missing, white 28-foot skiff with 15 passengers aboard in the vicinity between Chuuk State and Ruo Island, Thursday. Passengers aboard include six children and nine adults. It was reported that the group consists of 10 males and five females, ages ranging between four and 59 years old. The vessel reportedly...

Coast Guard, Navy, international partners search for 15 mariners

Apra Harbor, GUAM – The Coast Guard is searching for a missing 28-foot fiberglass skiff reported to have 15 passengers aboard in the vicinity between Chuuk State and Rou Island, Wednesday. The skiff, carrying 6 children and 9 adults, was last seen leaving the northern pass of Chuuk lagoon en route to Ruo Island, approximately 69 miles northeast, Monday. The Chuuk State Department of Transportation...

Mayday, distress beacon prompt rescue of three fishermen off Saipan

USCG Cutter Assateague - File Photo GUAM – Three crewmembers aboard a 42-foot U.S.-flagged fishing boat are safe after Coast Guard Sector Guam received a distress signal from the vessel, prompting a search and rescue Tuesday.   Coast Guard watchstanders were notified by Saipan Emergency Management Office on Wednesday of a mayday call received at about 8 a.m. Shortly after being notified, an...

Coast Guard suspends search for two missing Guam fishermen

USCG file Photo GUAM — The Coast Guard has suspended the search for two fishermen reported missing near First Beach, Ipan, Talofofo, Guam Tuesday. The Coast Guard notified the family members and officially suspended its active searches for Joseph Castro, 25, and Evan Paulino, 26 at 6 p.m. pending any further developments. Coast Guard Rescue Coordination Center Guam watchstanders coordinated...