Coast Guard assists sailboat taking on water off Big Island

Coast Guard assists sailboat taking on water off Big Island
The crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Kittiwake tows a sailboat off Hawaii, July 29, 2018.  (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 1st Class Elizabeth Uitdenhowen) HONOLULU — The Coast Guard assisted a sailboat crew taking on water a mile off Kihono Bay, Sunday. The crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Kittiwake responded to the call and dewatered the 49-foot sailboat Hikoroa before towing it safely to...

Coast Guard, good Samaritans rescue 6 fishermen south of Hawaii

Coast Guard, good Samaritans rescue 6 fishermen south of Hawaii
File photo of an HC-130 from Coast Guard Air Station Barbers Point HONOLULU — The Coast Guard, and good Samaritans rescued six fishermen from the 57-foot fishing vessel Jane, reportedly taking on water 110 miles southeast of the Big Island, Hawaii, Monday. The six fishermen were rescued by the crew of the 70-foot fishing vessel VAK 2 and are en route to Hawaii where they will be met by emergency...

Coast Guard suspends search for person in water near Anini Beach, Kauai

Coast Guard suspends search for person in water near Anini Beach, Kauai
Honolulu – The Coast Guard suspended the active search at sunset, Wednesday, for a reported person in the water near Anini Beach, Kauai. “Suspending a search is a difficult decision to make, especially when we aren’t able to bring closure to the family,” said Charles Turner, command duty officer of Coast Guard Sector Honolulu. “Our deepest condolences go out to the family, friends and...

Coast Guard, Kauai Fire Department searching for person in water near Anini Beach, Kauai

Coast Guard, Kauai Fire Department searching for person in water near Anini Beach, Kauai
HONOLULU — The Coast Guard and Kauai Fire Department are searching for a reported person in the water near Anini Beach, Kauai, Tuesday. Missing is a 21-year-old woman last seen wearing a pink top and white bottoms. She is reportedly visiting from Baltimore. Anyone with information that may help locate the missing swimmer is asked to contact the Coast Guard Sector Honolulu Command Center at 808-842-2600. An...

Coast Guard suspends search for 3 people aboard possible downed aircraft off Molokai

HONOLULU — The Coast Guard suspended the active search Sunday at sunset for a possible downed aircraft with three people aboard near Ilio Point, Molokai. “Our most heartfelt condolences go out to the families and friends of Michael, Whitney and John,” said Lt. Nic Iannarone, Coast Guard Joint Rescue Coordination Center command duty officer. “Suspending a search is an incredibly difficult...

Search continues for 3 people aboard possible downed aircraft off Molokai

Search continues for 3 people aboard possible downed aircraft off Molokai
The search continues for a possible downed aircraft with three people aboard approximately 17 miles northeast of Ilio Point, Molokai, Dec. 31, 2016.  (U.S. Coast Guard photo) HONOLULU — The search for a possible downed aircraft with three people aboard near Ilio Point, Molokai, continues Saturday. The search now extends up to 17 miles northeast of Ilio Point. Missing are: Michael Childers, pilot,...

Coast Guard responds to report of downed aircraft off Molokai

Coast Guard responds to report of downed aircraft off Molokai
HONOLULU — The Coast Guard responded to a report of a possible downed aircraft with three people aboard approximately four miles east of Ilio Point, Molokai, Friday. Responding are an HC-130 Hercules airplane crew and an MH-65 Dolphin helicopter crew from Coast Guard Air Station Barbers Point, Oahu, the Coast Guard Cutter Kittiwake (WPB 87316) an 87-foot Coastal Patrol Boat homeported in Honolulu,...

Coast Guard suspends search for missing boater off Big Island

Coast Guard suspends search for missing boater off Big Island
HONOLULU — The Coast Guard suspended the active search Wednesday at sunset for the boater missing off the Big Island. Derek Liu, 52, remains missing. “Our condolences go out to the family and friends of Mr. Liu,” said Lt. Scott Carr, the Coast Guard 14th District public affairs officer. “We extend our thanks to our partners in the Hawaii County Fire Department and the Navy for their...

Coast Guard closes case after overdue helicopter located in Molokai

Coast Guard closes case after overdue helicopter located in Molokai
HONOLULU — The Coast Guard closed the active search for a helicopter reportedly overdue with two persons aboard, Wednesday afternoon. Maui Fire Department confirmed they found the crash site of the helicopter in dense jungle a half mile north of the private helipad it was destined for in Molokai. Neither the pilot or passenger survived. “Our deepest condolences go out to the family of the pilot...