Coast Guard observes 75th anniversary of Ulithi Liberation alongside partners in FSM

Coast Guard observes 75th anniversary of Ulithi Liberation alongside partners in FSM
At the invitation of the U.S. Embassy in Kolonia, USCGC Kiska (WPB 1336) attend a remembrance ceremony Sept. 23, 2019, for the 75th anniversary of the liberation of Ulithi from Japanese Forces during WWII. Along with the USNS Vadm K. R. Wheeler (T-AG 5001), Kiska’s crew anchored in Ulithi Atoll, part of Yap State in the Federated States of Micronesia and conducted community outreach, transported...

Coast Guard, partners rescue 8 from missing fishing vessel north of Palau

Coast Guard, partners rescue 8 from missing fishing vessel north of Palau
HONOLULU – The U.S. Coast Guard, U.S. Air Force and good Samaritans aboard the AMVER (Automated Mutual Assistance Vessel Rescue System) vessel Isl Star rescued eight mariners aboard the 60-foot Indonesian-flagged fishing vessel KM Aleluya (previously reported as Hallelujar) approximately 172 miles northwest of Palau, Tuesday. “This is a great example of why teamwork is so vital to search...

75 Years of Guam Liberation and the U.S. Coast Guard

75 Years of Guam Liberation and the U.S. Coast Guard
Members of Coast Guard Sector Guam and USCGC Sequoia (WLB 215) participate in the annual Liberation Day parade in Guam, July 21, 2019. This is the 75th observance of Liberation Day. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Auxiliarist David Lau) SANTA RITA, Guam — Sunday marked the 75th anniversary of the liberation of Guam, and the U.S. Coast Guard was there alongside partners and allies to commemorate this auspicious...

3 men off Yap rescued from capsized sailing canoe

3 men off Yap rescued from capsized sailing canoe
Three men wait to be rescued from their capsized, 36-foot sailing canoe off Yap, June 8, 2019. A Pacific Mission Aviation crew flew overhead to drop rations consisting of VHF handheld radios, flares and night time illumination devices. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Pacific Mission Aviation) SANTA RITA, Guam — Good Samaritans from a merchant vessel, with Coast Guard coordination, rescued three men from...

Coast Guard patrols Micronesian waters in support of Operation Rai Balang 2019

Coast Guard patrols Micronesian waters in support of Operation Rai Balang 2019
Coast Guard Cutter Sequoia file photo by Chief Petty Officer Sara Mooers HONOLULU — Two U.S. Coast Guard cutters crews and a long range HC-130 patrol aircraft crew recently completed combined operations with shipriders from the Federated States of Micronesia (FSM) as part of the Forum Fisheries Agency (FFA) Operation Rai Balang 2019 to combat illegal fishing across Oceania. For three weeks, the Coast...

Coast Guard conducts international rescue of three Chuukese fishermen

Coast Guard conducts international rescue of three Chuukese fishermen
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 were ultimately located 85 nautical miles (nearly 100 statute miles) off Chuuk by a U.S. Navy...

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...