Coast Guard rescues kayaker off island of Hawaii

Coast Guard rescues kayaker off island of Hawaii
Coast Guard and Hawaii County Fire Department crews rescued a kayaker beset by weather six miles off South Point, July 27, 2020.  (U.S. Coast Guard photo courtesy of the Coast Guard Cutter Kimball) HONOLULU — Coast Guard and Hawaii County Fire Department crews rescued a kayaker beset by weather 6 miles off South Point, Monday. The crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Kimball (WMSL 756) recovered the kayaker...

Coast Guard, Australia to begin officer exchange program

Coast Guard, Australia to begin officer exchange program
Rear Adm. Kevin Lunday, commander, Coast Guard 14th District, and Mr. Kingsley Woodford-Smith, the assistant commissioner, Australian Boarder Force, virtually sign a memorandum of agreement creating a system of mutual officer exchange, April 27, 2020.  (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Matthew West) HONOLULU — The United States Coast Guard and the Australian Department of Home Affairs...

Coast Guard commissions the two newest national security cutters in Honolulu

Coast Guard commissions the two newest national security cutters in Honolulu
Adm. Karl Schultz, the commandant of the Coast Guard, speaks during a dual-commissioning ceremony at Base Honolulu, Aug. 24, 2019.  (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Matthew West) HONOLULU — The U.S Coast Guard’s two newest national security cutters were commissioned Saturday during a ceremony presided over by Adm. Karl Schultz, the Coast Guard’s commandant. The Coast Guard...

Coast Guard’s newest National Security Cutter arrives in Hawaii

Coast Guard's newest National Security Cutter arrives in Hawaii
Coast Guard Cutter Midgett (WMSL 757) file photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Matthew West. HONOLULU — The U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Midgett (WMSL 757) arrived at its new homeport in Honolulu Friday. The Midgett is the eighth of the Coast Guard’s national security cutters and the second to be homeported in Hawaii. Its sister ship, the Coast Guard Cutter Kimball (WMSL 756) arrived Dec. 22, 2018....

Pre-commissioned Cutter Midgett seizes more than 2,100 pounds of cocaine

Pre-commissioned Cutter Midgett seizes more than 2,100 pounds of cocaine
U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Midgett (WMSL 757) crew members seized more than 2,100 pounds of cocaine July 26, 2019, from a low-profile go-fast vessel interdicted in international waters of the Eastern Pacific Ocean. U.S. Coast Guard photo. ALAMEDA, Calif. – The crew of the pre-commissioned Coast Guard Cutter Midgett (WMSL 757) seized more than 2,100 pounds of cocaine worth approximately $64 million...

Coast Guard Cutter Kimball welcomes new commanding officer

Coast Guard Cutter Kimball welcomes new commanding officer
Capt. Holly Harrison (left) receives command of the Coast Guard Cutter Kimball from Capt. David Ramassini (right) with Vice Adm. Linda Fagan (center), commander, Coast Guard Pacific Area, presiding during a change of command ceremony for the cutter at Base Honolulu, May 25, 2019. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Matthew West/Released) HONOLULU — Capt. Holly Harrison took over command...