Guam’s first Coast Guard Fast Response Cutter arrives at Apra Harbor

Guam's first Coast Guard Fast Response Cutter arrives at Apra Harbor
Coast Guard Cutter Myrtle Hazard file photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class MacAdam Kane Weissman HONOLULU — The Coast Guard Cutter Myrtle Hazard (WPC 1139) arrived at its new homeport in Santa Rita, Guam, Thursday. The crew of the Myrtle Hazard traveled from Key West, Florida to Guam, covering a distance of over 10,000 nautical miles during the two month journey. The new Fast Response...

Coast Guard, partners rescue mariners from island in Federated States of Micronesia

Coast Guard, partners rescue mariners from island in Federated States of Micronesia
The U.S. Coast Guard, Air Force, Royal Australian Navy, and Federated States of Micronesia (FSM) responders rescued three stranded mariners from the island of Pikelot, Yap, Aug. 3, 2020. The stranded mariners were located by an Air Force 506th Air Expeditionary Aerial Refueling Squadron KC-135 Stratotanker crew from Andersen Air Force Base that found the mariners after seeing their S.O.S signal on...

Coast Guard Cutter Kiska conducts patrol off Northern Mariana Islands

Coast Guard Cutter Kiska conducts patrol off Northern Mariana Islands
The crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Kiska patrols off the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands May 11, 2020. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Cutter Kiska)   SANTA RITA, Guam — The crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Kiska (WPB 1336) concluded a successful 18-day patrol in support of counter-Illegal, Unregulated and Unreported (IUU) fishing and regional security operations in Northern Marianas and...

Coast Guard, Navy medevac crewmember from fishing vessel off Guam

Coast Guard, Navy medevac crewmember from fishing vessel off Guam
U.S. Navy Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron 25 MH-60 Seahawk helicopter file photo by Photographer’s Mate Airman James R. Evans SANTA RITA, Guam — The Coast Guard and Navy medevaced a 61-year-old crewmember from the 252-foot Taiwanese-flagged fishing vessel Sheng Hong 149 miles south of Guam, Friday. A Navy Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron 25 MH-60 Seahawk helicopter aircrew successfully hoisted...

Coast Guard Reservist receives Silver Star from Governor of Guam

Coast Guard Reservist receives Silver Star from Governor of Guam
Darren G. Apiag (left), a firefighter for Guam Fire Department and Coast Guard reservist receives the Silver Star award from the Governor of Guam, the Honorable Lourdes A. Leon Guerrero, on Oct. 10, 2019.  (Coast Guard Courtesy photo) ADELUP, Guam — A 15-year old boy fell 100 feet from the Jonestown overlook in into the water Oct. 8, 2019, and the Guam Fire Department was quick to respond to the...

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...