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...

Enlisted persons of the year recognized for Coast Guard 14th District

Enlisted persons of the year recognized for Coast Guard 14th District
Rear Adm. Vincent Atkins and Master Chief Petty Officer Edward Lewis recognize Petty Officer 2nd Class Tara A. Molle as the 14th Coast Guard District’s active duty enlisted person of the year. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by David C. Livingston) HONOLULU – Petty Officer 2nd Class Tara A. Molle was recognized as the 2017 active duty enlisted person of the year, and Petty Officer 1st Class Mark G. Camacho...

Coast Guard conducts international rescue of three Chuukese fishermen

Coast Guard conducts international rescue of three Chuukese fishermen
Coast Guard Cutter Kiska file photo HONOLULU — Three Chuukese fishermen from the Federated States of Micronesia are home safe Tuesday after missing at sea for a week in the Pacific. Following an extensive multi-national search coordinated by the Coast Guard Sector Guam Command Center, the three fishermen were ultimately located 85 nautical miles (nearly 100 statute miles) off Chuuk by a U.S. Navy...

Seven fishermen safe after being rescued in South Pacific

Seven fishermen safe after being rescued in South Pacific
File photo of an HC-130 from Coast Guard Air Station Barbers Point HONOLULU — Seven fishermen are safe, Wednesday, after their Japanese-flagged 50-foot fishing boat, the Gyotoku Maru No. 1, reportedly capsized 218 miles southwest of Palau. The fishermen were rescued and transferred safely by another fishing vessel to General Santos, Philippines. “We’re incredibly relieved these men are safe and...