Coast Guard, good Samaritans searching for missing mariner off Oahu

Coast Guard, good Samaritans searching for missing mariner off Oahu
Coast Guard Station Honolulu 45-foot Response Boat-Medium file photo. HONOLULU — The Coast Guard and good Samaritans are searching for a mariner who fell overboard 24 miles south of Oahu, Sunday. Multiple air and surface Coast Guard crews are searching with assistance from three good Samaritan crews. Servicemembers from Navy Helicopter Maritime Strike Squadron (HSM) 37 have also been requested. Sector...

Coast Guard, Honolulu Fire Department locate missing kayaker off Oahu

Coast Guard, Honolulu Fire Department locate missing kayaker off Oahu
Coast Guard Cutter Joseph Gerczak file photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Matthew West HONOLULU — The Coast Guard and Honolulu County Fire Department located a 56-year-old male kayaker who went missing near Haleiwa Beach Park, Monday evening. The missing kayaker had made his way to shore after becoming separated from his friend. Good Samaritans reported seeing a kayaker leaving the water who matched...

Coast Guard patrols South Pacific in support of international fisheries

Coast Guard patrols South Pacific in support of international fisheries
A boarding team from the Coast Guard Cutter Mellon (WHEC 717) approach a fishing vessel on the high seas. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Coast Guard Cutter Mellon) HONOLULU — Following a stop in Fiji in late January, the crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Mellon (WHEC 717) continues their South Pacific patrol in support of counter-Illegal, Unregulated and Unreported fishing and global security missions. The...

Coast Guard, Honolulu City and County complete successful response exercise off Oahu

Coast Guard, Honolulu City and County complete successful response exercise off Oahu
Lt. j.g. Peter Driscoll, executive officer, Coast Guard Cutter Oliver Berry describes the cutter’s capabilities to members of the Honolulu Fire Department, during a resource sharing event at Base Honolulu Nov. 28, 2018e. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Chief Petty Officer Sara Muir/Released) HONOLULU — The Coast Guard, Coast Guard Auxiliary, Honolulu Fire Department, Honolulu Police Department,...

Coast Guard, Honolulu City and County to hold response exercise off Oahu

Coast Guard, Honolulu City and County to hold response exercise off Oahu
HONOLULU — The Coast Guard, Coast Guard Auxiliary, Honolulu Fire Department, Honolulu Police Department, and Oahu Ocean Safety and Lifeguard Services are scheduled to conduct a search and rescue exercise in the vicinity offshore from Ko’olina to Kahe Point Wednesday and Thursday. ”The purpose is to continue building and improving operational cohesion between other agencies and us,”...

Coast Guard, Hawaii County Fire Department searching for missing freediver of Big Island

Coast Guard, Hawaii County Fire Department searching for missing freediver of Big Island
Coast Guard Air Station Barbers Point MH-65 Dolphin helicopter File photo HONOLULU — Coast Guard and Hawaii County Fire Department crews are searching for a missing free diver off Kohala, Big Island, Tuesday. “We are currently searching for Guy Hermogila,” said Sam Gardner, a Coast Guard Sector Honolulu search and rescue coordinator. “It was reported to us he was last known to be free diving...

Coast Guard reopens ports on Big Island of Hawaii after Tropical Storm Lane

Coast Guard reopens ports on Big Island of Hawaii after Tropical Storm Lane
A Coast Guard small boat crew from the Coast Guard Cutter Oliver Berry doing a port assessment of the port of Hilo, Hawaii, Aug. 24, 2018. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Sydney Niemi) HONOLULU — The Coast Guard Captain of the Port reopened the Hilo Harbor and Kawaihae Harbor ports on the Big Island as of 3 p.m. Friday following the passing of Tropical Storm Lane and thorough port...

Coast Guard commissions Hawaii’s second Sentinel-class cutter

Coast Guard commissions Hawaii's second Sentinel-class cutter
The plankowners of the U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Joseph Gerczak (WPC 1126) man the rails during the commissioning ceremony on Base Honolulu, March 9, 2018.  (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Amanda Levasseur) HONOLULU — The Coast Guard Cutter Joseph Gerczak (WPC 1126), Hawaii’s second Sentinel-class cutter, was commissioned into service at Coast Guard Base Honolulu, Friday. Vice...

Hawaii receives second Sentinel-class Coast Guard cutter

Hawaii receives second Sentinel-class Coast Guard cutter
The crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Joseph Gerczak arrive at their new homeport of Honolulu Feb. 4, 2018, following a 42-day transit from Key West, Florida, where the cutter was delivered.  (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Chief Petty Officer Sara Muir) HONOLULU — The U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Joseph Gerczak (WPC 1126) arrived in Honolulu Sunday becoming the second of three 154-foot fast response cutters...