Coast Guard suspends search for missing woman off Oahu

Coast Guard suspends search for missing woman off Oahu
Coast Guard Air Station Barbers Point MH-65 Dolphin helicopter file photo by PA3 Luke Clayton HONOLULU – The Coast Guard suspended their active search for the missing swimmer off Waimea Bay at 11:00 p.m., Sunday, before transferring the lead to Honolulu Fire Department who will attempt further location and recovery through Monday. Hanna Wänerskog, 20, remains missing. “This incident is...

Coast Guard continues search for missing swimmer off Waimea Bay

Coast Guard continues search for missing swimmer off Waimea Bay
Coast Guard Air Station Barbers Point MH-65 Dolphin helicopter file photo by PA3 Luke Clayton HONOLULU — The Coast Guard, working with local agencies, is continuing the search for 20-year-old Swedish national, Hanna Wänerskog, Saturday. Upon further investigation, responders now understand Wänerskog was standing on the beach with two other people when all three were overcome by a wave and swept...

Coast Guard searching for tour helicopter off Kauai’s Nā Pali Coast

Coast Guard searching for tour helicopter off Kauai's Nā Pali Coast
Coast Guard Air Station Barbers Point MH-65 Dolphin helicopter file photo by PA3 Luke Clayton HONOLULU — The Coast Guard is searching for seven people overdue aboard a tour helicopter on Kauai. The owner of an overdue tour helicopter contacted watchstanders at JRCC Honolulu at 6:06 p.m. Thursday. They stated the aircraft was due back at 5:21 p.m. from a tour of Kauai’s Napali Coast with one...

Coast Guard, Maui County partners hold annual response exercise off Maui

Coast Guard, Maui County partners hold annual response exercise off Maui
A Coast Guard Station Maui 45-foot Response Boat-Medium crew launch during a search and rescue exercise off Maui, Oct. 24, 2019.  (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Matthew West) HONOLULU — The Coast Guard, Maui County Fire Department, Ocean Safety and Lifeguard Services, Maui County Emergency Medical Services, American Medical Response, and Maui County Police Department conducted...

Coast Guard, Maui County to hold search and rescue exercise off Maui

Coast Guard, Maui County to hold search and rescue exercise off Maui
Coast Guard 45-foot Response Boat -Medium file photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Rob Lester HONOLULU — The Coast Guard, Maui County Fire Department, Ocean Safety and Lifeguard Services, American Medical Response (AMR), and Maui County Police Department are scheduled to conduct a search and rescue exercise (SAREX) off Kapalua, Thursday. “We’ve seen similar cases to the scenario we’re...

Coast Guard commissions newest fast response cutter William Hart in Honolulu

Coast Guard commissions newest fast response cutter William Hart in Honolulu
Margaret Hart Davis, the sponsor of the Coast Guard Cutter William Hart, brings the cutter to life with Lt. Cmdr. Laura Foster, the cutters commanding officer, during a commissioning ceremony at Base Honolulu, Sept. 26, 2019. Davis is the daughter of William Hart who was a Gold lifesaving medal recipient and a World War II veteran. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Matthew West) HONOLULU...

Hawaii welcomes third Sentinel-class Coast Guard cutter

Hawaii welcomes third Sentinel-class Coast Guard cutter
Coast Guard Cutter William Hart file photo by Chief Petty Officer Sherri Eng HONOLULU — The Coast Guard Cutter William Hart (WPC 1134) arrived in Honolulu Harbor Saturday becoming the third 154-foot Fast Response Cutter (FRC) homeported in Hawaii. The FRCs are some of the newest Coast Guard vessels to come on-line, replacing the aging patrol boat fleet currently in use. The FRCs represent the Coast...