New commanding officer at helm of Coast Guard Cutter Oliver Berry

New commanding officer at helm of Coast Guard Cutter Oliver Berry
Lt. Eric Johnson (left), the commanding officer of the Coast Guard Cutter Oliver Berry (WPC 1124), relieved Lt. Cmdr. Kenneth Franklin (right) while Capt. Arex Avanni (center), commander, Sector Honolulu, presided at a change of command ceremony at Base Honolulu, July 18, 2019. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Matthew West) HONOLULU — Lt. Eric Johnson relieved Lt. Cmdr. Kenneth...

Coast Guard, Honolulu City and County complete successful response exercise off Oahu

Coast Guard, Honolulu City and County complete successful response exercise off Oahu
Lt. j.g. Peter Driscoll, executive officer, Coast Guard Cutter Oliver Berry describes the cutter’s capabilities to members of the Honolulu Fire Department, during a resource sharing event at Base Honolulu Nov. 28, 2018e. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Chief Petty Officer Sara Muir/Released) HONOLULU — The Coast Guard, Coast Guard Auxiliary, Honolulu Fire Department, Honolulu Police Department,...

Coast Guard, Hawaii Fire Department rescue swimmer off Big Island

Coast Guard, Hawaii Fire Department rescue swimmer off Big Island
Coast Guard Cutter Oliver Berry file photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Matthew West HONOLULU — The Coast Guard and Hawaii County Fire Department crews rescued a swimmer suffering from a medical emergency in Maihi Bay, Friday. The crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Oliver Berry (WPC 1124) successfully pulled the afflicted swimmer out of the water and brought him to awaiting emergency services at Keauhou...

Coast Guard reopens ports on Big Island of Hawaii after Tropical Storm Lane

Coast Guard reopens ports on Big Island of Hawaii after Tropical Storm Lane
A Coast Guard small boat crew from the Coast Guard Cutter Oliver Berry doing a port assessment of the port of Hilo, Hawaii, Aug. 24, 2018. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Sydney Niemi) HONOLULU — The Coast Guard Captain of the Port reopened the Hilo Harbor and Kawaihae Harbor ports on the Big Island as of 3 p.m. Friday following the passing of Tropical Storm Lane and thorough port...

Coast Guard, Hawaii County hold successful search and rescue exercise off Hilo

Coast Guard, Hawaii County hold successful search and rescue exercise off Hilo
Coast Guard Cutter Oliver Berry file photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Matthew West HONOLULU — The Coast Guard, Hawaii County Fire Department, and Hawaii County Police Department conducted a successful joint Search and Rescue Exercise off Hilo, Hawaii, Tuesday, and Wednesday. The SAREX took place over two days with a meeting between agency leaders to discuss planning and review of each other’s capabilities...

Coast Guard, Hawaii County to hold Search and Rescue exercise off Hilo

Coast Guard, Hawaii County to hold Search and Rescue exercise off Hilo
Coast Guard Cutter Oliver Berry file photo by Lt. j.g. Peter Driscoll HONOLULU — The Coast Guard, Hawaii County Fire Department, Hawaii County Police Department and Ocean Safety and Lifeguard Services are scheduled to conduct a search and rescue exercise in the vicinity of Hilo Tuesday and Wednesday. ”The purpose is to continue building and improving operational cohesion between other agencies...

Coast Guard assists Canadian mariner in distress off Big Island of Hawaii

Coast Guard assists Canadian mariner in distress off Big Island of Hawaii
Coast Guard Cutter Oliver Berry file photo by Lt. j.g. Peter Driscoll HONOLULU — The Coast Guard assisted a distressed Canadian mariner to Hilo Sunday after his vessel began taking on water about 80 miles southeast of the Big Island. “We’re pleased this mariner is safe. The use of the emergency position indicating radio beacon allowed us to locate him quickly and render assistance,”...

Coast Guard conducts 10th annual Operation Kohola Guardian

Coast Guard conducts 10th annual Operation Kohola Guardian
Coast Guard Station Maui 45-foot Response Boat-Medium file photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Amanda Levasseur HONOLULU — Coast Guard crews conducted patrols off Maui Tuesday, in ongoing support of Operation Kohola Guardian. Operation Kohola Guardian, typically run for the first several months of the year, is a cooperative effort between state and federal agencies to reduce risk to mariners and to...

Coast Guard Cutter Oliver Berry completes at-sea fisheries enforcement patrol off Hawaii

Coast Guard Cutter Oliver Berry completes at-sea fisheries enforcement patrol off Hawaii
The U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Oliver Berry crew conducts a boarding from their 26-foot over-the-horizon small boat off the Hawaiian Islands Dec. 19, 2017.  (U.S. Coast Guard photo) HONOLULU — The crew of Coast Guard Cutter Oliver Berry (WPC 1124), a 154-foot Fast Response Cutter homeported in Honolulu, recently completed a 10-day patrol of the U.S. Exclusive Economic Zone in the Hawaiian Islands region....