Coast Guard showcases array of units during San Francisco Fleet Week

Coast Guard showcases array of units during San Francisco Fleet Week
The Coast Guard Cutter Steadfast, a 210-foot vessel homeported out of Warrenton, Oregon, transits under the Golden Gate Bridge into San Francisco Bay during San Francisco Fleet Week’s Parade of Ships, October 11, 2019. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Jordan Akiyama) ALAMEDA, Calif. — Multiple Pacific region Coast Guard units showcased their capabilities Friday during San...

Motor vessel connected to U.S. sanctions violations departs American Samoa

Motor vessel connected to U.S. sanctions violations departs American Samoa
HONOLULU — Following a five-month stay in the port of Pago Pago, American Samoa, the 580-foot motor vessel Wise Honest, a 17,061-ton, single-hull bulk carrier ship connected to U.S. sanctions violations departed under tow Monday. This action comes after an investigation by the Department of Justice and the sale of the ship in a Southern District of New York Federal Court-directed auction. The Coast...

Coast Guard continues response to Miss Emma fire, vessel sunk

Coast Guard continues response to Miss Emma fire, vessel sunk
Coast Guard Air Station Barbers Point aircrews and Coast Guard surface assets respond to a vessel fire aboard Miss Emma about 8 miles off Ko’Olina, Oahu, Sept. 17, 2019.  (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Ensign Brandon Horacek) HONOLULU — The Coast Guard continues to respond to an incident aboard the commercial fishing vessel Miss Emma off Oahu, Wednesday. “We’re pleased there was no loss of...

Coast Guard rescues 7 mariners from vessel on fire off Oahu

Coast Guard rescues 7 mariners from vessel on fire off Oahu
The crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Joseph Gerczak (WPC 1126) recovers a liferaft from the fishing vessel Miss Emma about eight miles off Ko’olina, Oahu, Sept. 17, 2019.  (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Lt. James Provost) HONOLULU — Six crew and an NOAA observer are safe following a Coast Guard rescue eight miles off Ko’Olina, Tuesday. “We are so pleased to have this crew safe in less...

Coast Guard cutters support Oceania partners during month-long Operation Aiga

Coast Guard cutters support Oceania partners during month-long Operation Aiga
A boat crew from the USCGC Joseph Gerczak (WPC 1126) transports NOAA Fisheries and American Samoa Marine Police members to conduct fisheries law enforcement in the American Samoa exclusive economic zone, Aug. 8, 2019.  (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Scott Sabatini/Released) HONOLULU — The crews of the Coast Guard Cutter Walnut (WLB 205) and Coast Guard Cutter Joseph Gerczak (WPC...

Coast Guard, Royal New Zealand Navy conduct professional exchanges in Oceania

Coast Guard, Royal New Zealand Navy conduct professional exchanges in Oceania
The command from USCGC Walnut (WLB 205), and the Charge d’Affairs Tony Greubel of U.S. Embassy Samoa spent time with peers on HMNZS Otago (P148) discussing mission, challenges and comparing shipboard life in the region while off Samoa Aug. 4, 2019. (Photo courtesy HMNZ Navy Lt. Samuel Murray) HONOLULU — The U.S. Coast Guard and Royal New Zealand Navy took time in early August to conduct professional...

Coast Guard Cutter Walnut conducts community engagements in Samoa

Coast Guard Cutter Walnut conducts community engagements in Samoa
Members of the USCGC Walnut (WLB 205) and the U.S. Coast Guard 14th District visit the Pacific Transnational Crime Coordination Center in Apia, Samoa, Aug. 7, 2019. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Chief Petty Officer Sara Muir) APIA, Samoa — The Coast Guard Cutter Walnut (WLB 205) crew conducted a three-day port call and several engagements in Samoa the first week of August. The crew is participating...

Coast Guard Cutter Joseph Gerczak arrives in American Samoa on patrol

Coast Guard Cutter Joseph Gerczak arrives in American Samoa on patrol
The crew of USCGC Joseph Gerczak (WPC 1126) prepare to moor at the port of Pago Pago, American Samoa, Aug. 3, 2019.  (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Chief Petty Officer Sara Muir) PAGO PAGO, American Samoa — The Coast Guard Cutter Joseph Gerczak (WPC 1126) arrived in the Port of Pago Pago, Saturday. The crew is participating in Operation Aiga to conduct fisheries law enforcement and strengthen partnerships...

Coast Guard, partners conduct mass rescue exercise off Oahu

Coast Guard, partners conduct mass rescue exercise off Oahu
The Coast Guard Cutter Joseph Gerczak takes part in a search and rescue exercise with international partners off Oahu, Hawaii, July 24, 2019. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Matthew West) HONOLULU — As part of the 8th Pacific Regional Maritime Search and Rescue workshop in Hawaii, the U.S. Coast Guard hosted a joint static display and on-the-water demonstration Wednesday on the...