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...

Coast Guard, Maui County Fire department searching for missing spearfisher off Maui

Coast Guard, Maui County Fire department searching for missing spearfisher off Maui
Coast Guard Station Maui 45-foot Response Boat-Medium file photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Amanda Levasseur HONOLULU — The Coast Guard and Maui County Fire Department are searching for a spearfisher Saturday off Paia. Missing is Scot Williams, a 53-years-old male last seen wearing dark board shorts. Anyone with information regarding his whereabouts is requested to contact Coast Guard Sector Honolulu...

Coast Guard, State agencies partner to protect marine life around Hawaii Island

Coast Guard, State agencies partner to protect marine life around Hawaii Island
Coast Guard and NOAA Office of Law Enforcement crews aboard a Coast Guard Cutter William Hart small boat patrol off Hawaii Island in June 2020. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by cutter William Hart) HONOLULU — Coast Guard and NOAA Office of Law Enforcement crews conducted joint patrols under Operation Nemo in the vicinity of Hawaii Island June 16 to 26. During the 10-day enforcement operation, crews visited...

Coast Guard searching for missing fisherman off Hawaii Island

Coast Guard searching for missing fisherman off Hawaii Island
An Air Station Barber Point MH-65 Dolphin helicopter crew searches the coast of Hawaii Island  June 13, 2020.  (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Lt. Jack Sauve) HONOLULU — The Coast Guard and Hawaii County Fire Department are searching for a missing fisherman two and a half miles northeast of Punaluu Beach on Hawaii Island. “We are currently searching for Mark Lowery, 47 years-old, who was camping with...

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...