Coast Guard crews remain vigilant during operations in the Arctic Region

Coast Guard crews remain vigilant during operations in the Arctic Region
The U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Bertholf, operates in the Bering Sea Aug. 24, 2021.  U.S. Coast Guard photo courtesy of Coast Guard Cutter Bertholf. JUNEAU, Alaska — The U.S. Coast Guard demonstrated its commitment to the Bering Sea and Arctic region with deployments of national security cutters Bertholf and Kimball, and a U.S. Arctic patrol by icebreaker Healy. “Security in the Bering Sea and the...

Coast Guard rescues overboard mariners off Oahu

Coast Guard rescues overboard mariners off Oahu
Coast Guard Cutter Kimball file photo. HONOLULU — The crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Kimball rescued four mariners off Portlock after they had fallen overboard from their vessel Sunday. The cutter’s small boat crew rescued the four mariners, one of whom sustained minor injuries from the vessel’s propeller, and brought them safely back to awaiting medical services. At 1:16 p.m., Sector Honolulu...

Coast Guard Cutter Kimball returns home from expeditionary patrol in the Pacific

Coast Guard Cutter Kimball returns home from expeditionary patrol in the Pacific
The crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Kimball (WMSL 756) underway in the Pacific, April 4, 2021.  (U.S. Coast Guard photo courtesy of the Coast Guard Cutter Kimball) HONOLULU — The crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Kimball (WMSL 756) returned to Honolulu Friday after completing an expeditionary patrol supporting Operation Blue Pacific, Op Rai Balang, and Op Aloha Shield in the Pacific. During the 82 day...

Cutter Kimball conducts maritime presence patrol in Pacific

Cutter Kimball conducts maritime presence patrol in Pacific
While patrolling approximately 3,600 miles in the Philippine Sea, the Coast Guard Cutter Kimball’s law enforcement team conducted its first ever at-sea boarding, Feb. 10, 2021. (photo courtesy of the Coast Guard Cutter Kimball) HONOLULU — The Coast Guard Cutter Kimball (WMSL-756) concluded a successful two week expeditionary patrol in support of counter-illegal, unreported and unregulated fisheries...

U.S. and Japan strengthen capabilities through joint exercise

U.S. and Japan strengthen capabilities through joint exercise
Ships from the U.S. Coast Guard and Japan Coast Guard conducted exercises near the Ogasawara Islands of Japan, Feb. 21, 2021. The U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Kimball and Japan Coast Guard Ship Akitsushima, two of the respective services’ newest and most capable vessels, operated alongside helicopters and unmanned aerial vehicles to practice interdicting foreign vessels operating illegally inside Japanese...

Coast Guard, partners suspend search for missing mariner off Guam

Coast Guard, partners suspend search for missing mariner off Guam
The crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Kimball and a Navy P-8 Poseidon aircrew search for a missing mariner off Guam, February 4, 2021.  (U.S. Coast Guard photo courtesy of the Coast Guard Cutter Kimball) HONOLULU — The Coast Guard has suspended the active search for the missing mariner from the fishing vessel Miyamaru No. 18, Thursday. The mariner, a Indonesia native, remains missing. “Working with...

Coast Guard Cutter Kimball joins search for missing mariner off Guam

Coast Guard Cutter Kimball joins search for missing mariner off Guam
Coast Guard Cutter Kimball file photo by Chief Petty Officer Sara Muir HONOLULU — The crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Kimball (WMSL 756) has joined the search for a missing mariner from the fishing vessel Miyamaru No. 18, 722 miles southwest of Guam. The mariner was last seen Sunday when he was witnessed attempting to swim between fishing vessels. Since then a search consisting of good Samaritans...

Coast Guard Cutter Kimball returns to Hawaii after multi-country operation

Coast Guard Cutter Kimball returns to Hawaii after multi-country operation
Coast Guard Cutter Kimball and an Air Station Barbers Point HC-130 Hercules airplane file photo courtesy of the Coast Guard Cutter Kimball HONOLULU — The Coast Guard Cutter Kimball (WMSL 756) returned to Honolulu Sunday following its nearly two month patrol supporting the multi-country maritime Operation Nasse throughout Oceania. Operation Nasse is an annual Pacific Quadrilateral Defense Coordination...

Coast Guard suspends search for mariner 300-miles east of Hawaii

Coast Guard suspends search for mariner 300-miles east of Hawaii
Coast Guard Cutter Joseph Gerczak and Air Station Barbers Point HC-130 Hercules file photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Matthew West HONOLULU — Coast Guard watchstanders have suspended the search for the missing mariner, Phouc Nguyen, 300-miles east of Hawaii. Crews searched approximately 77 hours covering 8,821 square nautical miles, an area roughly the size of New Hampshire. At 6:30 a.m., Wednesday,...