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...

Listening to the deep

Listening to the deep
Story by Petty Officer 2nd Class Tara Molle HONOLULU – We know more about the surface of the moon and Mars than we do about the ocean’s seafloor. With water encompassing 63.78 million square miles, the oceans cover 70 percent of the Earth’s surface, with the world’s largest body of water, the Pacific Ocean, covering roughly one third. The Pacific also boasts the deepest trenches, specifically...

Survivors of sinking cargo ship Rich Forest transferred to Coast Guard Cutter Sequoia

Survivors of sinking cargo ship Rich Forest transferred to Coast Guard Cutter Sequoia
APRA HARBOR, Guam — Crewmembers at Coast Guard Sector Guam are assisting 24 crewmembers who abandoned the 500-foot cargo ship Rich Forest after the engine room flooded, Monday. The AMVER Vessel C.S. Sunshine rescued of all survivors from life rafts and safely brought them aboard without incident. The 24 survivors were safely transferred from the C.S. Sunshine to the Coast Guard Cutter Sequoia, Wednesday. The...

AMVER Vessel CS Sunshine rescues crew of sinking 500-foot ship in Pacific Ocean

AMVER Vessel CS Sunshine rescues crew of sinking 500-foot ship in Pacific Ocean
APRA HARBOR, Guam – Twenty-four crewmembers are safe after abandoning ship approximately 440 miles west of Guam Monday. At 8 a.m. Sunday, watchstanders at the Coast Guard Sector Guam Command Center received report of flooding from the 500-foot cargo ship Rich Forest. The ship, carrying logs enroute to China, experienced flooding in the engine room and subsequent loss of propulsion. The Chinese crew...