Coast Guard, partners conduct mass rescue tabletop exercise in Saipan

Coast Guard, partners conduct mass rescue tabletop exercise in Saipan
U.S. Coast Guard Station Apra Harbor participates in a coordinated a Mass Rescue Operations (MRO) exercise for emergency responders in Saipan, Sept. 18, 2019. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Sector Guam) SAIPAN, Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands — U.S. Coast Guard Sector Guam coordinated a Mass Rescue Operation (MRO) tabletop exercise for emergency responders in Saipan, Sept. 18. The day-long...

Coast Guard, partners rescue 8 from missing fishing vessel north of Palau

Coast Guard, partners rescue 8 from missing fishing vessel north of Palau
HONOLULU – The U.S. Coast Guard, U.S. Air Force and good Samaritans aboard the AMVER (Automated Mutual Assistance Vessel Rescue System) vessel Isl Star rescued eight mariners aboard the 60-foot Indonesian-flagged fishing vessel KM Aleluya (previously reported as Hallelujar) approximately 172 miles northwest of Palau, Tuesday. “This is a great example of why teamwork is so vital to search...

75 Years of Guam Liberation and the U.S. Coast Guard

75 Years of Guam Liberation and the U.S. Coast Guard
Members of Coast Guard Sector Guam and USCGC Sequoia (WLB 215) participate in the annual Liberation Day parade in Guam, July 21, 2019. This is the 75th observance of Liberation Day. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Auxiliarist David Lau) SANTA RITA, Guam — Sunday marked the 75th anniversary of the liberation of Guam, and the U.S. Coast Guard was there alongside partners and allies to commemorate this auspicious...

Coast Guard recovers aircraft parts off Guam

Coast Guard recovers aircraft parts off Guam
A 45-foot Response Boat-Medium crew from Station Apra Harbor responded to a call from the Port Authority of Guam Police to recover aircraft debris about 400-yards offshore in the ocean at the beginning of the seawall in Piti, Guam, May 19, 2019.  (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Station Apra Harbor) SANTA RITA, Guam — The U.S. Coast Guard responded to another report of an aircraft part located in...

Coast Guard enforces safety zone in response to report of possible explosive device

Coast Guard enforces safety zone in response to report of possible explosive device
AGAT, Guam — Tuesday the Agat Marina was reopened to traffic at 11:50 a.m. following an earlier closure due to a report of a suspicious package. At 8:59 a.m., Cmdr. Joshua Empen, Acting Commander, Coast Guard Sector Guam and Captain of the Port, established a safety zone enforcement of 500 yards in the vicinity of Agat Marina following report of a suspicious package and possible improvised explosive...

Coast Guard responds to busy holiday weekend in Hawaii and the Pacific

Coast Guard responds to busy holiday weekend in Hawaii and the Pacific
HONOLULU — The Coast Guard responded to several cases in the Hawaiian Islands, American Samoa and Guam over Presidents Day weekend. The cases range from a passenger-ferry taking on water in American Samoa to vessels in distress in Hawaii and Guam and beachgoers swept out to sea off Maui. The Coast Guard handles around 900 cases annually in the region. “Our crews are always ready to respond to any...

Coast Guard safely medevacs 4 people to Guam following plane crash off Chuuk

Coast Guard safely medevacs 4 people to Guam following plane crash off Chuuk
Coast Guard Air Station Barbers Point C-130 Hercules aircraft file photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Tara Molle HONOLULU – An HC-130 Hercules aircrew from Coast Guard Air Station Barbers Point, Oahu, with a Deployed Medical Assistance Team successfully evacuated four people to Guam Sunday after a plane landed in the water approximately a quarter of a mile off the airport runway in Weno, Chuuk, Federated...

Coast Guard Sector Guam assessing storm damage after Typhoon Mangkhut hits Mariana Islands

Coast Guard Sector Guam assessing storm damage after Typhoon Mangkhut hits Mariana Islands
Coast Guard Station Apra Harbor 29-foot Response Boat-Small file photo by Auxiliarist David Lau. SANTA RITA, Guam — Coast Guard personnel are underway assessing the waterways to assess storm damage and port conditions after Typhoon Mangkhut impacted Guam and the Mariana Islands, late Monday night. Personnel from Coast Guard Sector Guam, Coast Guard Station Apra Harbor and the Coast Guard Pacific...

Coast Guard kicks off National Safe Boating Week 2018

Coast Guard kicks off National Safe Boating Week 2018
Guam Lt. Governor Tenorio signs a proclamation to mark the start of National Safe Boating Week 2018 with Capt. Matt Chase, commander, Coast Guard Sector Guam, Senior Chief Richard Marston, officer-in-charge, Coast Guard Station Apra Harbor, and with members of the Coast Guard Auxiliary, and Guam Police Department at their side in Guam, May 18, 2018.  (U.S. Coast Guard photo) HONOLULU — The annual...