Hawaii-based Coast Guard units conclude RIMPAC 2022 participation

Hawaii-based Coast Guard units conclude RIMPAC 2022 participation
 A U.S. Navy sailor directs Navy and U.S. Coast Guard sailors to a U.S. Navy MH-60R Seahawk helicopter during flight operations during Rim of the Pacific (RIMPAC) 2022. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Taylor Bacon) PEARL HARBOR – Four Hawaii-based Coast Guard units concluded operations contributing to the largest Coast Guard participation in the history of RIMPAC and return to...

Coast Guard hold search and rescue exercises on Island of Hawaii

Coast Guard hold search and rescue exercises on Island of Hawaii
An Air Station Barbers Point MH-65 Dolphin helicopter crew retrieves a mannequin representing the missing person during a Search and Rescue Exercise (SAREX) on the Island of Hawaii, May 20, 2022.  (U.S. Coast Guard photo courtesy of U.S. Coast Guard Sector Honolulu) HONOLULU — The Coast Guard, Navy, Hawaii Fire Department, Hawaii Police Department, Ocean Safety and other responders successfully...

Coast Guard assists disabled sailboat off Oahu

Coast Guard assists disabled sailboat off Oahu
The crew of the Coast Guard Cutter William Hart assisted one mariner and two dogs aboard the disabled 32-foot sailboat Wind Rush north of Oahu, May 9, 2022.   (U.S. Coast Guard photo courtesy of Ian Callahan) HONOLULU — The crew of the Coast Guard Cutter William Hart assisted one mariner and two dogs aboard the disabled 32-foot sailboat Wind Rush north of Oahu, Monday. The Wind Rush was disabled...

Coast Guard cutter completes Operation Blue Pacific patrol in Oceania

Coast Guard cutter completes Operation Blue Pacific patrol in Oceania
The Coast Guard Cutter William Hart participates in the Pacific Islands Forum Fisheries Agency’s (FFA) Operation Kurukuru off American Samoa. (U.S. Coast Guard photo courtesy of the Coast Guard Cutter William Hart/Released) HONOLULU — The crew of the Coast Guard Cutter William Hart completed its 39 day patrol over 7,000 nautical miles in Oceania in support of the Coast Guard’s Operation Blue...

Coast Guard completes co-operative Pacific surveillance operation

Coast Guard completes co-operative Pacific surveillance operation
The Coast Guard Cutter William Hart participates in the Pacific Islands Forum Fisheries Agency’s (FFA) Operation Kurukuru off American Samoa, Oct. 29, 2021. (U.S. Coast Guard photo courtesy of the Coast Guard Cutter William Hart) HONOLULU — The Coast Guard and its partners successfully completed the Pacific Islands Forum Fisheries Agency’s (FFA) Operation Kurukuru in the Pacific, Friday. Operation...

Coast Guard, partners rescue mariner off Oahu after 6-day search

Coast Guard, partners rescue mariner off Oahu after 6-day search
Coast Guard Cutter Joseph Gerczak file photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Matthew West HONOLULU — Coast Guard and partner agencies have rescued Philip Grenz, the operator of the disabled sailing vessel Epic, approximately 310-nautical miles southwest of Oahu, Friday. The crew of the Coast Guard Cutter William Hart rescued Grenz, last seen Sept. 2, 2021, and is currently transporting him back to Oahu. Grenz...

Coast Guard suspends search for missing paddler off Island of Hawaii

Coast Guard suspends search for missing paddler off Island of Hawaii
Coast Guard HC-130 file photo HONOLULU — The Coast Guard suspended the active search for Michael Kitagawachi off Honaunau Beach, Monday. Kitagawachi, 66-years-old, remains missing. “Since Saturday our crews have worked closely with the Hawaii County Fire Department covering over 749 square nautical miles during 59 search hours,” said Darin McCracken, a search and rescue planner with Sector Honolulu....

Coast Guard, partners searching for missing paddler off Island of Hawaii

Coast Guard, partners searching for missing paddler off Island of Hawaii
Coast Guard Cutter William Hart file photo by Chief Petty Officer Sherri Eng HONOLULU — The Coast Guard and Hawaii County Fire Department are searching for a missing paddler after his canoe was found adrift 1 mile off Honaunau Beach, Saturday. The 66-year-old paddler is described as being 5 feet, 8 inches tall, weighing 155 pounds and was last seen wearing a white long sleeve rash guard and black...

Coast Guard, partners rescue overdue boater off Oahu

Coast Guard, partners rescue overdue boater off Oahu
File photo of an MH-60R Sea Hawk assigned to the Easyriders of Helicopter Maritime Strike Squadron (HSM) 37.  (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Morgan K. Nall) HONOLULU- Coast Guard and Navy crews rescued the “Size No Matter” overdue boater Friday 26-miles west of Ka’ena Point. A Navy MH-60R Sea Hawk helicopter aircrew located the boater at 1:30 a.m. holding a bundle...