Coast Guard suspends active search for missing fisherman off Saipan

Coast Guard suspends active search for missing fisherman off Saipan
A Coast Guard Station Apra Harbor 45-fooot Response Boat – Medium.. USCG File Photo HONOLULU — The Coast Guard has suspended the active search for a missing fisherman who was reported overdue from a fishing trip off the eastern coast of Saipan, Thursday. Lito Aguilar, 50, remains missing. “Making the decision to suspend a search is never an easy one,” said Lt. Cmdr. Joshua Blocker, a command...

Coast Guard, Republic of Palau conduct joint exercise

Coast Guard, Republic of Palau conduct joint exercise
HONOLULU — The Coast Guard and Republic of Palau participated in an exercise to jointly develop guidelines for cooperation and evaluate Palau’s use of their patrol boat in support of search and rescue May 19. The exercise served to formalize the process for communications and deployment of assets from state, local and federal levels as well as to evaluate coordination and operating procedures....

Multiple agencies work to rescue 10 from Philippine Sea

Multiple agencies work to rescue 10 from Philippine Sea
Guam – The U.S. Coast Guard in coordination with the Republic of Palau Division of Maritime Law Enforcement and the Royal Australian Navy Maritime Surveillance Advisor partnered to provide assistance to the Republic of Palau, rescuing ten mariners from the Philippine Sea, 90 nautical miles northeast of Palau. The mariners in distress originated their voyage on a 60-foot traditional sailing canoe...

Coast Guard Cutter Washington returns from Pacific deployment

Coast Guard Cutter Washington returns from Pacific deployment
Apra Harbor, GUAM – The crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Washington, a 110-foot patrol boat, returned from a patrol to the Federated States of Micronesia and the Republic of Palau, Sept. 16, 2012. During their 12-day deployment, the Washington crew conducted community engagements and law enforcement patrols within the Exclusive Economic Zones of the United States, Federated States of Micronesia and...

Missing Guam fisherman found, airlifted to hospital

APRA HARBOR, Guam – A fisherman missing 16 miles northwest of Ritidian Point, Guam is safe ashore after a search coordinated by the Coast Guard led a Navy aircrew to find the missing man Monday. Yi Hong Ji, was on his jet ski when he contacted 911 by cell phone to report he was experiencing engine problems and was not going to be able to make it back to shore. Ji had departed approximately 6 a.m....

Coast Guard and Navy rescue crews assist on three back-to-back search and rescue cases in the Pacific

U.S. Navy photo by Photographer's Mate Airman James R. Evans Apra Harbor, GUAM — U.S. Coast Guard Sector Guam, Guam Fire Rescue, and Navy aircraft crews hoisted two mariners from their vessel taking on water, hoisted nine hikers and their dog from Sigua Falls, and found an overdue vessel and towed it to Merizo Pier Sunday during three unrelated cases. Coast Guard Sector Guam Command Center...

Missing canoeist found alive after extensive search

USCG file PhotoSANTA RITA, Guam – A missing canoeist was found alive and in good condition after a four-day multi-agency search, approximately 350 miles southwest of Guam, Thursday. The mariner was found on Federaci Island in the Ulithi Atoll by fishermen from Yap State in the Federated States of Micronesia. He was transferred to the crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Washington and is scheduled to...

Coast Guard suspends search for two missing Guam fishermen

USCG file Photo GUAM — The Coast Guard has suspended the search for two fishermen reported missing near First Beach, Ipan, Talofofo, Guam Tuesday. The Coast Guard notified the family members and officially suspended its active searches for Joseph Castro, 25, and Evan Paulino, 26 at 6 p.m. pending any further developments. Coast Guard Rescue Coordination Center Guam watchstanders coordinated...

Coast Guard and local responders searching for 2 missing Guam fishermen

USCG file PhotoGUAM – Coast Guard, Guam Police Department, and Guam Fire Department crews are searching for two missing fishermen in the vicinity of First Beach, Ipan, Talofofo, Guam Sunday. Rescue crews from the Coast Guard Cutter Washington, Guam Fire Rescue 2, Guam Fire Rescue 3, Guam Police Department, and Navy Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron 25 are searching for Joseph Castro, 26, and Evan...