Coast Guard to temporarily move navigation aids for dredging of Hawaiian harbors

Coast Guard to temporarily move navigation aids for dredging of Hawaiian harbors
HONOLULU — The Coast Guard is scheduled to temporarily move aids to navigation in four of the main Hawaiian Islands commercial harbors to assist the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers with planned dredging operations beginning this week. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ hopper dredge Essayons will conduct maintenance dredging in March and April starting in Nawiliwili this week, and then at...

Coast Guard, Navy, local crews continue search for missing sailor

Coast Guard, Navy, local crews continue search for missing sailor
HONOLULU – The Coast Guard, U.S. Navy and local agencies, continue to search for a missing sailor off of Kaena Point, Friday. Friday’s search included the Coast Guard Cutters Walnut and Kiska as well as a 45-foot Response Boat-Medium from Station Honolulu, a 47-foot Motor Life Boat from Station Kauai, an MH-65 Dolphin helicopter and HC-130 Hercules airplane from Air Station Barbers Point. Crews...

Coast Guard conducts oil spill response exercise near Honolulu

Coast Guard conducts oil spill response exercise near Honolulu
HONOLULU – Crewmembers aboard the Coast Guard Cutter Walnut, homeported in Honolulu, conducted an oil spill response exercise offshore of Oahu Wednesday. Members from the 14th District Response Advisory Team and the Coast Guard’s Deployable Operations Group worked with crewmembers aboard the cutter to test the Spilled Oil Recovery System. The exercise lasted approximately five hours. Coast...

Coast Guard transports fresh water to the island-nation of Tokelau

by Petty Officer 3rd Class Angela Henderson The Coast Guard Cutter Walnut is transiting 350 miles from American Samoa to the island-nation of Tokelau to distribute approximately 36,000 gallons of drinking water. The Tokelau residents are suffering from severe drought conditions. The Walnut, a 225-foot buoy tender homeported in Honolulu was on routine patrol servicing aids to navigation when they received...

Coast Guard, New Zealand personnel conduct humanitarian relief mission

PAGO PAGO, American Samoa – The U. S. Coast Guard is supporting New Zealand’s humanitarian relief efforts to assist the residents of the island nation of Tokelau. Approximately 1,500 residents of three islands will receive approximately 36,000 gallons of drinking water from the crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Walnut. Currently the residents of Tokelau have approximately seven days of fresh drinking...

Coast Guard Cutter Walnut returns to Oahu after oil spill patrol

HONOLULU — The commanding officer of the Coast Guard Cutter Walnut is scheduled to conduct a news brief Friday at 3:30 p.m. on Coast Guard Base Sand Island to discuss his ship’s recent 173-day patrol to the Deepwater Horizon oil spill response in the Gulf of Mexico. During the deployment in the Gulf of Mexico, the crew of the Walnut conducted oil spill skimming operations along the coasts of...