Coast Guard, Hawaii County Fire searching for fisherman near Hilo

Coast Guard, Hawaii County Fire searching for fisherman near Hilo
HONOLULU — The Coast Guard and Honolulu County Fire Department are searching for a possible missing fisherman near the break wall in Hilo on the Big Island, Wednesday. Aircrews from Coast Guard Air Station Barbers Point aboard an MH-65 Dolphin helicopter and an HC-130 Hercules airplane have been launched in addition to the Coast Guard Cutter Galveston Island. The fire department has ground crews...

Coast Guard to host tours aboard cutters at Aloha Tower, Honolulu, as part of Pearl Harbor 75th

Coast Guard to host tours aboard cutters at Aloha Tower, Honolulu, as part of Pearl Harbor 75th
HONOLULU — The Coast Guard is offering free public tours of two cutters as part of the observance of the 75th Anniversary of Pearl Harbor at Aloha Tower in Honolulu Tuesday and Wednesday. Wednesday the Coast Guard Silent Drill Team will also perform in front of the cutter at Aloha Tower at 2 p.m. The Coast Guard Cutter Galveston Island, a 110-foot patrol boat, will be moored at Aloha Tower Pier...

Coast Guard suspends search for missing free diver near Hana, Maui

Coast Guard suspends search for missing free diver near Hana, Maui
HONOLULU — The Coast Guard suspended the joint search Sunday night for a free diver who originally went missing while swimming near Hana, Maui, Thursday. Josh Goodwin, 40, remains missing. “The decision to suspend a search is one of the hardest decisions a commanding officer has to make,” said Capt. Michael Long, commander, Coast Guard Sector Honolulu. “Our deepest sympathy goes...

Coast Guard, Big Island Fire Department search for missing boater near Lapakahi State Park, Big Island

Coast Guard, Big Island Fire Department search for missing boater near Lapakahi State Park, Big Island
HONOLULU — Coast Guard and Big Island Fire Department crews are searching for a missing boater near Lapakahi State Park, Big Island, in a case that began late Saturday. Missing is 26-year-old Charles Locklar. Locklar was last seen swimming toward shore with his uncle after their 10-foot skiff reportedly capsized due to high winds approximately a half mile offshore. At 9:50 p.m., an MH-65 Dolphin...

Coast Guard terminates voyages of 3 fishing vessels for safety violations off Oahu

Coast Guard terminates voyages of 3 fishing vessels for safety violations off Oahu
HONOLULU — The crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Galveston Island terminated the voyages of the 79-foot Lady Jackie, the 62-foot commercial fishing vessel Blue Sky and the 82-foot Jennifer Lynn for hazardous conditions and safety violations during a boardings off Honolulu since Aug. 8. “Our experience shows that hazardous safety conditions like these often lead to marine casualties with loss...

Coast Guard responds to vessel taking on water off Maui, part of busy maritime weekend

Coast Guard responds to vessel taking on water off Maui, part of busy maritime weekend
A Coast Guard Station Maui 45-foot Response Boat-Medium crew escorts the commercial passenger vessel Maka Koa back to port five miles south of Maalaea, Maui, Aug. 14, 2016.  (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Rob Lester) HONOLULU — Coast Guard Station Maui personnel responded to a report of a commercial vessel with 21 people aboard taking on water off Maui Sunday. A Coast Guard...

Coast Guard rescues 8 from burning ship south of Honolulu Harbor

Coast Guard rescues 8 from burning ship south of Honolulu Harbor
HONOLULU — The Coast Guard rescued eight crewmembers from a burning ship two miles offshore Oahu, Thursday. Eight people are safe after a Coast Guard Station Honolulu boatcrew rescued them and a team from the Coast Guard Cutter Galveston Island fought and extinguished an engine room fire aboard the commercial fishing vessel Lady Anna two miles south of Honolulu Harbor. “We were in the right...

Responders rescue 2 pilots from downed small plane off Kona, Hawaii

Responders rescue 2 pilots from downed small plane off Kona, Hawaii
Coast Guard and Hawaii Fire Department personnel stand with the mother of Sidney Uemoto following her daughter’s rescue nine miles off Kona, Hawaii, July 15, 2016. U.S. Coast Guard photo HONOLULU — Survivors of a downed small plane were rescued by the U.S. Coast Guard off Kona, Frday, following a joint search involving the U.S. Navy, Royal New Zealand air force, U.S. Air Force and Coast Guard...

Joint search for two pilots off Kona coast continues Friday

Joint search for two pilots off Kona coast continues Friday
HONOLULU — A joint search for two pilots from a small plane reportedly downed off the Kona coast continues, Friday. Currently searching are a Coast Guard MH-65 Dolphin helicopter crew, the crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Galveston Island (WPB-1349), a Navy MH-60R helicopter off the USS Chung Hoon (DDG-93) and a Royal New Zealand Air Force P3K2 Orion airplane. The Chung Hoon and Orion aircrew are...