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...

Cutter Sequoia returns to Guam from patrol following busy start to the year

Cutter Sequoia returns to Guam from patrol following busy start to the year
The crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Sequoia  conducts an Aids to Navigation Patrol in American Samoa, late January, 2019.  (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 1st Class Tyrone Gyotoku) HONOLULU — The crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Sequoia (WLB 215) returned to Apra Harbor, Guam, following a multi-cutter patrol in response to Super Typhoon Wutip, Monday. Super Typhoon Wutip was the strongest...

U.S., Canada conduct fisheries enforcement with partner nations in South Pacific

U.S., Canada conduct fisheries enforcement with partner nations in South Pacific
U.S. Coast Guard and Canadian Fishery Officers pause during an inspection of a fishing vessel on the high seas of the South Pacific Jan. 16, 2019.  (Photo courtesy Canada’s Department of Fisheries and Oceans) HONOLULU — The crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Mellon (WHEC 717) continues their patrol of the South Pacific with partners from several nations in January and into February. The U.S. is advancing...

Coast Guard Cutter Sequoia returns from Western, Central Pacific fisheries deployment

Coast Guard Cutter Sequoia returns from Western, Central Pacific fisheries deployment
U.S. Coast Guard buoy tender USCGC Sequoia (WLB-215) steams into the Commercial Seaport of Palau Sept. 7, 2016.  (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Chief Petty Officer Sara Mooers) HONOLULU — The Coast Guard Cutter Sequoia crew returned home to Guam Sept. 22, after a near month-long patrol of the Western and Central Pacific Ocean to deter illegal fishing of highly migratory fish stocks such as tuna and...

Coast Guard Cutter Sequoia relights Apra Harbor entrance buoy off Guam

Coast Guard Cutter Sequoia relights Apra Harbor entrance buoy off Guam
The crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Sequoia monitors a new Apra Outer Harbor Entrance Lighted Buoy No. 1 (LLNR 30690) while finishing touches are placed on the chain that connects it to its anchor rock off Guam, Aug. 26, 2016. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Chief Petty Officer Sara Mooers/Released) by Chief Petty Officer Sara Mooers Water spews from a hole in the side of a massive green buoy as it is hauled...

Coast Guard Cutter Sequoia visits Saipan, open for tours

Coast Guard Cutter Sequoia visits Saipan, open for tours
APRA HARBOR, Guam — The Coast Guard Cutter Sequoia, homeported in Apra Harbor, Guam, is scheduled to arrive today, for a port visit before continuing aids to navigation operations in Western Oceania. The Sequoia will be open to the public for tours Sunday from 12 p.m. to 4 p.m., at the Port of Saipan in Tanapag Harbor. All children must be accompanied by an adult. Pets are not allowed aboard the...

Coast Guard Cutter Sequoia disestablishes last remaining Coast Guard collateral duty dive locker

Coast Guard Cutter Sequoia disestablishes last remaining Coast Guard collateral duty dive locker
Petty Officer 2nd Class Brendon Ballard (far left), Lt. j.g. John Tabb (left), Petty Officer 2nd Class Brian Quigley(right), and Chief Petty Officer Adam Prater (far right) following a disestablishment ceremony for the ship’s collateral duty dive locker Feb. 25, 2016. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Dylan Hall) SANTA RITA, Guam — The crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Sequoia (WLB...

Sequoia completes partnership building patrol in Western Pacific

Sequoia completes partnership building patrol in Western Pacific
Petty Officer 3rd Class Dylan Hall explains the proper use of a skiff hook to personnel from the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands Department of Fire and Emergency Medical Services and Division of Fish and Wildlife, Nov. 6, 2015.  (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Ensign Peter Driscoll/Released) SANTA RITA, Guam — The Coast Guard Cutter Sequoia crew recently returned from a 13-day partnership-building...

Coast Guard petty officer receives 30 months confinement following court martial

Coast Guard petty officer receives 30 months confinement following court martial
HONOLULU — A Coast Guard petty officer was convicted during a general court-martial Monday at the Coast Guard Courtroom in the Prince Jonah Kuhio Kalanianaole Federal Building. Petty Officer 3rd Class Miles Kendziorski, a food service specialist, was found guilty of the possession of child pornography under Article 134 of the Uniform Code of Military Justice. Kendziorski was sentenced to 30 months...