Motor vessel connected to U.S. sanctions violations departs American Samoa

Motor vessel connected to U.S. sanctions violations departs American Samoa
HONOLULU — Following a five-month stay in the port of Pago Pago, American Samoa, the 580-foot motor vessel Wise Honest, a 17,061-ton, single-hull bulk carrier ship connected to U.S. sanctions violations departed under tow Monday. This action comes after an investigation by the Department of Justice and the sale of the ship in a Southern District of New York Federal Court-directed auction. The Coast...

Coast Guard rescues 3 divers off coast of Maui

Coast Guard rescues 3 divers off coast of Maui
Coast Guard Station Maui 45-foot Response Boat -Medium file photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Rob Lester HONOLULU — The Coast Guard rescued three divers who lost contact with their vessel and became stranded approximately 30 miles northeast of Kahului, Maui, Monday. “These were seasoned divers who became lost after diving for an extended amount of time,” said Lt. Megan Bowis, command center...

Coast Guard continues response to Miss Emma fire, vessel sunk

Coast Guard continues response to Miss Emma fire, vessel sunk
Coast Guard Air Station Barbers Point aircrews and Coast Guard surface assets respond to a vessel fire aboard Miss Emma about 8 miles off Ko’Olina, Oahu, Sept. 17, 2019.  (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Ensign Brandon Horacek) HONOLULU — The Coast Guard continues to respond to an incident aboard the commercial fishing vessel Miss Emma off Oahu, Wednesday. “We’re pleased there was no loss of...

Coast Guard rescues 7 mariners from vessel on fire off Oahu

Coast Guard rescues 7 mariners from vessel on fire off Oahu
The crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Joseph Gerczak (WPC 1126) recovers a liferaft from the fishing vessel Miss Emma about eight miles off Ko’olina, Oahu, Sept. 17, 2019.  (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Lt. James Provost) HONOLULU — Six crew and an NOAA observer are safe following a Coast Guard rescue eight miles off Ko’Olina, Tuesday. “We are so pleased to have this crew safe in less...

Coast Guard, State of Hawaii respond to grounded sailboat on Oahu

Coast Guard, State of Hawaii respond to grounded sailboat on Oahu
Petty Officer 3rd Class David Sellman, a marine science technician with Sector Honolulu, and Adam Teekell, a responder from the State of Hawaii Department of Health, assess the grounded sailing vessel Kuuliealoha II off Makapu’u Beach, Hawaii, Sept. 14, 2019. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 1st Class Joe McCollum) HONOLULU — The Coast Guard and Hawaii State representatives are responding...

Coast Guard seeks public’s help identifying owner of surfboard found off Diamond Head

Coast Guard seeks public’s help identifying owner of surfboard found off Diamond Head
The Coast Guard is seeking the public’s help identifying the owner of a blue, 6-foot surfboard found about 100 yards off Diamond Head, Sept. 8, 2019. (U.S. Coast Guard courtesy photo) HONOLULU — The Coast Guard is seeking the public’s help identifying the owner of a blue, 6-foot surfboard found approximately 100 yards off Diamond Head, Sunday. A Coast Guard Air Station Barbers Point MH-65 Dolphin...

Coast Guard rescues 6 aboard foundering canoe off Oahu

Coast Guard rescues 6 aboard foundering canoe off Oahu
The Coast Guard, Honolulu County Fire Department and Ocean Safety first responders rescue six paddlers aboard a sinking canoe off Black Point near Diamond Head, Hawaii, Aug. 18, 2019.  (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Fireman Olga Davis) HONOLULU — The Coast Guard, Honolulu Fire Department, and Ocean Safety Lifeguard Services rescued six paddlers aboard a sinking canoe off Diamond Head, Sunday. There...

Hawaii welcomes third Sentinel-class Coast Guard cutter

Hawaii welcomes third Sentinel-class Coast Guard cutter
Coast Guard Cutter William Hart file photo by Chief Petty Officer Sherri Eng HONOLULU — The Coast Guard Cutter William Hart (WPC 1134) arrived in Honolulu Harbor Saturday becoming the third 154-foot Fast Response Cutter (FRC) homeported in Hawaii. The FRCs are some of the newest Coast Guard vessels to come on-line, replacing the aging patrol boat fleet currently in use. The FRCs represent the Coast...

Coast Guard responds to vessel collision 20 miles southeast of Oahu

Coast Guard responds to vessel collision 20 miles southeast of Oahu
Coast Guard Cutter Kittiwake file photo HONOLULU — The Coast Guard responded to a collision of two vessels approximately 20 miles southeast of Oahu, Wednesday. Commercial fishing vessel, Helen, reportedly collided with the Italian-flagged Liquid Propane Gas tanker, Pertusola, carrying 2,300 metric tons of propane. At 1:52 p.m., Coast Guard Sector Honolulu watchstanders received a report from the...