Coast Guard conducts international rescue of three Chuukese fishermen

Coast Guard conducts international rescue of three Chuukese fishermen
googletag.cmd.push(function() { googletag.display('div-gpt-ad-1461251439213-0'); }); Coast Guard Cutter Kiska file photo HONOLULU — Three Chuukese fishermen from the Federated States of Micronesia are home safe Tuesday after missing at sea for a week in the Pacific. Following an extensive multi-national search coordinated by the Coast Guard Sector Guam Command Center, the three fishermen...

Multinational search underway for missing fishermen southwest of Palau

Multinational search underway for missing fishermen southwest of Palau
HONOLULU — U.S. Coast Guard, Department of Defense, Japanese coast guard and AMVER partners are searching for seven fishermen Tuesday, after their Japanese-flagged 50-foot fishing boat, the Gyotoku Maru No. 1, reportedly capsized 218 miles southwest of Palau. Assisting with the search are: Air Force KC-135 Stratotanker fixed wing airplane aircrew from Anderson Air Force Base in Yiga, Guam Pacific...

Cutter Assateague CO assumes helm of cutter Kiska after decommissioning in Guam

Cutter Assateague CO assumes helm of cutter Kiska after decommissioning in Guam
Coast Guard Cutter Kiska file photo APRA HARBOR, Guam — Lt. Evin Moses took the helm from Lt. George Shepherd as commanding officer of Coast Guard Cutter Kiska (WPB 1336) during a change of command ceremony at Naval Base Guam, Friday. Moses graduated from the United States Coast Guard Academy in 2012 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Marine and Environmental Science. His initial assignment was...

Coast Guard Cutter Assateague to be decommissioned in Guam after 27 years of service

Coast Guard Cutter Assateague to be decommissioned in Guam after 27 years of service
SANTA RITA, Guam — The Coast Guard will take the Coast Guard Cutter Assateague (WPB 1337) out of service during a pier-side ceremony aboard Naval Base Guam Friday. “Assateague’s operational history showcases the Coast Guard’s ability to carry out a diverse and important range of missions vital to the security and prosperity of our nation in remote parts of the Pacific,” said...

Two rescues for Coast Guard aircrew in less than 12 hours

Two rescues for Coast Guard aircrew in less than 12 hours
Mariners from the 34-foot sailing vessel Malia stand with Petty Officer 2nd Class Erich Klinger, a rescue swimmer at Air Station Barbers Point, following their rescue near Honolulu, Feb. 16, 2017. (U.S. Coast Guard photo) HONOLULU — The Coast Guard rescued a mariner in distress near the Kalaupapa Lighthouse off Molokai early Friday morning, less than 12 hours after rescuing six boaters from a grounded...

Coast Guard rescues 3 boaters from sunken vessel off Big Island

Coast Guard rescues 3 boaters from sunken vessel off Big Island
HONOLULU — Three boaters were rescued by the Coast Guard after their 48-foot sailing vessel Bobo Link sank two and a half miles off of Hapuna Beach, Big Island, Wednesday. Rescued are three Big Island residents: Steven Jenkins, 48-years-old, owner and operator of the Bobo Link Brandan Jenkins, 23-years-old Nathan Gibson, 43-years-old The crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Kiska, homeported in Hilo,...

Coast Guard suspends search for missing diver off Big Island

HONOLULU — The Coast Guard suspended the search Tuesday morning for a diver who was reported missing by a good Samaritan off Pahoehoe Beach, Big Island. No missing persons or reports of distress have been reported in the area. On-scene assets conducted a total of nine searches covering 175 square miles. Involved in the search were: – MH-65 Dolphin helicopter crews from Coast Guard Air Station...

Coast Guard, local responders searching for overdue diver off Big Island

Coast Guard, local responders searching for overdue diver off Big Island
Cutter Kiska file photo HONOLULU — Coast Guard and Hawaii Fire Department are searching for an overdue diver off Pohoehoe Beach, Big Island, Sunday. An MH-65 Dolphin helicopter crew from Coast Guard Air Station Barbers Point launched and is searching the surrounding areas. The crew from Coast Guard Cutter Kiska is also en route to assist in the search. The Hawaii Fire Department is also searching...

Coast Guard suspends search for mariner near Lapakahi State Park, Big Island

Coast Guard suspends search for mariner near Lapakahi State Park, Big Island
HONOLULU — The Coast Guard suspended the search Tuesday afternoon for a mariner who originally went missing when his 10-foot skiff reportedly capsized due to high winds approximately a half mile offshore of the Big Island, Saturday. Charles Locklar, 26, remains missing. “Our crews and partners saturated the area with assets in an effort to locate Locklar and despite our best efforts we were...