Coast Guard leverages aviation workhorse to overcome challenges

Coast Guard leverages aviation workhorse to overcome challenges
A U.S. Coast Guard Air Station Barbers Point HC-130J Hercules aircrew transports FN200 fire suppression bottles to Guam on Nov. 9, 2022. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Chief Warrant Officer Sara Muir) SANTA RITA, Guam — Guam is home to three 154-foot fast response cutters commissioned in 2021. These ships are built in Lockport, Louisiana. After initial workups, they sailed from Key West through the...

Coast Guard conducts community engagements in Pohnpei

Coast Guard conducts community engagements in Pohnpei
Lt. Patrick Dreiss, commanding officer of the USCGC Frederick Hatch (WPC 1143), helps students from Calvary Christian School take a selfie aboard the cutter at the pier in Pohnpei, Federated States of Micronesia, on Nov. 22, 2022.  (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Chief Warrant Officer Sara Muir) POHNPEI, FSM — As part of Operation Rematau, the crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Frederick Hatch (WPC 1143)...

Coast Guard conducts medevac in Federated States of Micronesia

Coast Guard conducts medevac in Federated States of Micronesia
The crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Frederick Hatch transfers a fisherman of the vessel Ocean Galaxy from the Hatch to emergency medical services on Nov. 20, 2022. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Chief Warrant Officer Sara Muir) POHNPEI, FSM — The crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Frederick Hatch (WPC 1143) medically evacuated a 31-year-old Vietnamese fisherman to a higher level of medical care in Pohnpei...

Coast Guard searching for flare source near Pago Bay, Guam

Coast Guard searching for flare source near Pago Bay, Guam
Coast Guard Cutter Frederick Hatch file photo by Ensign Luis Hofschneider SANTA RITA, Guam — The U.S. Coast Guard is searching for the origin of a single red flare near Pago Bay, Guam, sighted on Wednesday, Oct. 12, 2022. Response crews have seen no signs of distress, and there are no active reports of missing or overdue people. Anyone with information about the flare or who may be recently missing...

Responders hold successful search and rescue exercise in Guam

Responders hold successful search and rescue exercise in Guam
A Guam Fire Rescue crew and a U.S. Coast Guard Station Apra Harbor 45-foot Response Boat-Medium crew compare notes during an exercise in Tumon Bay on Aug. 11, 2022. (Guam Fire Rescue photo by Nick Garrido) SANTA RITA, Guam — The U.S. Coast Guard, Guam Fire Rescue, Guam Police Department, and the U.S. Navy conducted a successful search and rescue exercise (SAREX) in Guam, Aug. 10 – 11. “This is...

Coast Guard to hold search and rescue exercise off Tumon Bay

Coast Guard to hold search and rescue exercise off Tumon Bay
Coast Guard Cutter Frederick Hatch file photo by Ensign Luis Hofschneider SANTA RITA, Guam — The U.S. Coast Guard, Guam Fire Rescue, Guam Police, and the U.S. Navy will conduct a search and rescue exercise (SAREX) in Guam, Aug. 10 – 11. This year’s SAREX will entail a coordinated response to an overdue vessel off Tumon. It will include the deployment of floating mannequins and data marker buoys...

Coast Guard partners rescue six mariners off Micronesia

Coast Guard partners rescue six mariners off Micronesia
Coast Guard Air Station Barbers Point HC-130 Hercules aircraft file photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Tara Molle. SANTA RITA, Guam — The Coast Guard, Federated States of Micronesia first responders, good Samaritans and the Navy rescued six mariners off the Mortlock Islands, Chuuk State, Thursday. The crew of the FSS Micronesia rescued the mariners, last seen on Nov 3rd, and is currently transporting...

Coast Guard searching for skiff off Federated States of Micronesia

Coast Guard searching for skiff off Federated States of Micronesia
Coast Guard Air Station Barbers Point HC-130 Hercules aircraft file photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Tara Molle. SANTA RITA, Guam — The Coast Guard, Federated States of Micronesia first responders, and good Samaritans are searching for an overdue 24-foot skiff with 6 people aboard off Lukunor Atoll, Chuuk State, Saturday. An Air Station Barbers Point HC-130 Hercules aircrew has been deployed to the...

Coast Guard commissions 3 Fast Response Cutters in Guam

Coast Guard commissions 3 Fast Response Cutters in Guam
Three commanding officers of newly commissioned fast response cutters salute Adm. Karl Schultz, the commandant of the Coast Guard, during a rare triple-commissioning ceremony at Coast Guard Sector Guam July 29, 2021. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 1st Class Travis Magee) SANTA RITA, Guam — The Coast Guard’s three newest Fast Response Cutters were commissioned Thursday during a ceremony...