Coast Guard celebrates Flag Day alongside American Samoa leaders

Coast Guard celebrates Flag Day alongside American Samoa leaders
Rear Adm. Kevin Lunday, commander Coast Guard 14th District, joins acting Governor Lemanu Mauga and first lady Cynthia Moliga April 17, 2019, to celebrate the 119th anniversary of American Samoa becoming a U.S. territory, also known as Flag Day. (Photo courtesy Lydia Faleafine-Nomura) PAGO PAGO, American Samoa — On Wednesday, those in American Samoa celebrated the 119th Flag Day commemorating the...

Coast Guard, Maui Fire Department assist vessel taking on water off Maui

Coast Guard, Maui Fire Department assist vessel taking on water off Maui
Coast Guard Station Maui and Maui Fire Department responders assist in dewatering a recreational vessel, Lahaina, Maui, April 12, 2019. (U.S. Coast Guard photo courtesy of Martine Safety Team Maui/Released) HONOLULU — The Coast Guard and Maui Fire Department assisted the crew of a 22-foot recreational vessel taking on water near Lahaina, Friday. A Coast Guard Station Maui 45-foot Response Boat-Medium...

Coast Guard, good Samaritans searching for missing mariner off Oahu

Coast Guard, good Samaritans searching for missing mariner off Oahu
Coast Guard Station Honolulu 45-foot Response Boat-Medium file photo. HONOLULU — The Coast Guard and good Samaritans are searching for a mariner who fell overboard 24 miles south of Oahu, Sunday. Multiple air and surface Coast Guard crews are searching with assistance from three good Samaritan crews. Servicemembers from Navy Helicopter Maritime Strike Squadron (HSM) 37 have also been requested. Sector...

Coast Guard responds to vessel taking on water off Lanai

Coast Guard responds to vessel taking on water off Lanai
A Station Maui 45-foot Response Boat-Medium crew and good Samaritans respond to a catamaran after it reportedly struck a rock off Lanai, March 9, 2019. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Fireman Andrew Sprinkle) HONOLULU — The Coast Guard and good Samaritans assisted the crew of the 63-foot catamaran Kaulana after it reportedly struck a rock off Manele Bay, Saturday morning. A Coast Guard Station Maui 45-foot...

Coast Guard, Honolulu Fire Department locate missing kayaker off Oahu

Coast Guard, Honolulu Fire Department locate missing kayaker off Oahu
Coast Guard Cutter Joseph Gerczak file photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Matthew West HONOLULU — The Coast Guard and Honolulu County Fire Department located a 56-year-old male kayaker who went missing near Haleiwa Beach Park, Monday evening. The missing kayaker had made his way to shore after becoming separated from his friend. Good Samaritans reported seeing a kayaker leaving the water who matched...

Coast Guard conducts 2 medical evacuations in 2 days throughout Main Hawaiian Islands.

Coast Guard conducts 2 medical evacuations in 2 days throughout Main Hawaiian Islands.
A Coast Guard HC-130 Hercules aircrew delivers a 35-year-old man suffering from sepsis in Hilo, Hawaii, Feb. 20, 2019.  (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Lt. Eric Ferree) HONOLULU — The Coast Guard conducted two joint medical evacuations in last two days throughout Main Hawaiian Islands. Wednesday, the Coast Guard and Hawaii Disaster Medical Assistance Team (DMAT) personnel conducted a medical transport...

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, local authorities respond to vessel taking on water in American Samoa

Coast Guard, local authorities respond to vessel taking on water in American Samoa
HONOLULU — The Coast Guard and local authorities are responding to a report of a passenger-ferry taking on water in Pago Pago, American Samoa, Saturday. Members of the Coast Guard Marine Safety Detachment American Samoa are working with local authorities and salvors to address the situation. The vessel is currently moored to the main pier and attended by a tugboat. “This is unexpected and unfortunate”...

Coast Guard seeks to identify owner of adrift kayak near Lanikai, Oahu

Coast Guard seeks to identify owner of adrift kayak near Lanikai, Oahu
The Coast Guard is seeking the public’s help identifying the owner of an uncrewed, adrift kayak found approximately 100 yards off Bellows Beach near Lanikai, Oahu, Feb. 10, 2019. HONOLULU — The Coast Guard is seeking the public’s help identifying the owner of an uncrewed, adrift kayak found approximately 100 yards off Bellows Beach near Lanikai, Oahu, Sunday. An MH-65 Dolphin helicopter crew...