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...

Coast Guard, partners searching for overdue boater off Oahu

Coast Guard, partners searching for overdue boater off Oahu
Coast Guard Cutter Joseph Gerczak file photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Matthew WestHONOLULU — The Coast Guard is searching for an overdue boater off Waianae. The 16-foot recreational vessel, “Size No Matter,” was last seen by another boater approximately 18 miles off shore Thursday at noon. Anyone with information regarding the boaters whereabouts is requested to contact the Coast Guard Sector...

Coast Guard ends search after remains of missing swimmer found off Maui

Coast Guard ends search after remains of missing swimmer found off Maui
USCG MH-65 File Photo HONOLULU — The Coast Guard ended the search for a missing 45 year-old male after remains matching his description were recovered off Hana, Saturday. Maui County Fire Department rescue crews located the remains and confirmed they matched the description of the swimmer, missing since Thursday. Multiple Coast Guard crews worked closely with the Maui County Fire Department and Maui...

Coast Guard, partners search for missing swimmer off Maui

Coast Guard, partners search for missing swimmer off Maui
Coast Guard Cutter William Hart (WPC 1134) and a Station Maui 45-foot Response Boat-Medium file photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Matthew West/Released) HONOLULU — Coast Guard crews and partners are searching for a 45 year-old male last seen offshore Hamoa beach area of Hana, Maui, Thursday. The subject is white with red hair and was last seen wearing blue shorts. Multiple air and surface Coast Guard...

Coast Guard suspends search for missing spearfisher off Maui

Coast Guard suspends search for missing spearfisher off Maui
Coast Guard HC-130 file photo HONOLULU — The Coast Guard suspended the active search for William Scott Stanga off Maui, Monday evening. Stanga, 52-years-old, remains missing. “We extend our condolences to the Stanga family during this trying time” said Senior Chief Petty Officer Jason Brian, a Coast Guard Sector Honolulu watchstander. “These types of cases are always the hardest for all involved...