Response to fishing vessel fire in American Samoa continues

Response to fishing vessel fire in American Samoa continues
PAGO PAGO, American Samoa — The Coast Guard in American Samoa is continuing to investigate the loss of the commercial fishing vessel Jeanette Friday. “The vessel poses minimal risk to residents and the environment,” said Lt. Al Blaisdell, supervisor, Coast Guard Marine Safety Detachment American Samoa. “Due to the depth of water, we understand there will be no salvage attempted. Any fuel remaining...

Coast Guard, local agencies respond to vessel fire in American Samoa

Coast Guard, local agencies respond to vessel fire in American Samoa
HONOLULU — The Coast Guard is working with the American Samoa Department of Homeland Security and local agencies to respond to a fire aboard a fishing vessel in the port of Pago Pago, America Samoa Wednesday. The vessel was towed offshore to limit the impact to the port and residents of American Samoa. Additional Coast Guard responders and resources are en route and will work with the port partners,...

Coast Guard, Honolulu City and County complete successful response exercise off Oahu

Coast Guard, Honolulu City and County complete successful response exercise off Oahu
Lt. j.g. Peter Driscoll, executive officer, Coast Guard Cutter Oliver Berry describes the cutter’s capabilities to members of the Honolulu Fire Department, during a resource sharing event at Base Honolulu Nov. 28, 2018e. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Chief Petty Officer Sara Muir/Released) HONOLULU — The Coast Guard, Coast Guard Auxiliary, Honolulu Fire Department, Honolulu Police Department,...

Coast Guard, Honolulu City and County to hold response exercise off Oahu

Coast Guard, Honolulu City and County to hold response exercise off Oahu
HONOLULU — The Coast Guard, Coast Guard Auxiliary, Honolulu Fire Department, Honolulu Police Department, and Oahu Ocean Safety and Lifeguard Services are scheduled to conduct a search and rescue exercise in the vicinity offshore from Ko’olina to Kahe Point Wednesday and Thursday. ”The purpose is to continue building and improving operational cohesion between other agencies and us,”...

Responders searching for owner of paddle board off Maui Napali Coast

Responders searching for owner of paddle board off Maui Napali Coast
Coast Guard 29-foot Response Boat-Small file photo HONOLULU — Responders from the Coast Guard and Maui Police Department are searching for the owner of a blue and white paddle board located off Maui’s Napali Coast, Tuesday. “Anyone with information about the owner of the board or how it came to be offshore is asked to contact us at 808-842-2600,” said Ensign Seth Gross, command...

Coast Guard, Hawaii County Fire Department searching for missing freediver of Big Island

Coast Guard, Hawaii County Fire Department searching for missing freediver of Big Island
Coast Guard Air Station Barbers Point MH-65 Dolphin helicopter File photo HONOLULU — Coast Guard and Hawaii County Fire Department crews are searching for a missing free diver off Kohala, Big Island, Tuesday. “We are currently searching for Guy Hermogila,” said Sam Gardner, a Coast Guard Sector Honolulu search and rescue coordinator. “It was reported to us he was last known to be free diving...

Coast Guard suspends search for missing fisherman off Maui

Coast Guard suspends search for missing fisherman off Maui
Coast Guard Cutter Kittiwake file photo HONOLULU — The Coast Guard suspended the search for a missing fisherman 80 miles north of Hana, Maui, late Tuesday. “We extend our condolences to the friends and loved ones affected by this tragedy,” said Petty Officer 1st Class William Cusic, a Coast Guard Sector Honolulu watchstander. “Our crews worked diligently, but unfortunately there has been no...

Coast Guard suspends search for missing swimmer off Kauai

Coast Guard suspends search for missing swimmer off Kauai
Coast Guard Cutter Joseph Gerczak file photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Matthew West HONOLULU — The Coast Guard suspended the search for a swimmer missing off Lydgate Beach, Kauai, Monday evening. Darall Pascua, 55, remains missing. “We express our deepest sympathy to the Pascua family and friends,” said Senior Chief Petty Officer Dustin Costa, a command duty officer at Coast Guard Sector Honolulu....

Coast Guard, Navy searching for fisherman off Maui

Coast Guard, Navy searching for fisherman off Maui
MH-60 Seahawk helicopter File Photo (U.S. Navy photo by Seaman Cody M. Deccio) HONOLULU — The Coast Guard with assistance from the Navy is searching for a fisherman overboard from a vessel 80 miles north of Hana, Sunday. “We are currently searching for a crewmember of the fishing vessel Kawaiola who reportedly fell overboard 80 miles off Maui,” said Petty Officer 1st Class Tyler Peterson, a Coast...