Coast Guard, partners search for missing snorkeler off Maui

Coast Guard, partners search for missing snorkeler off Maui
Coast Guard 45-foot Response Boat -Medium file photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Rob Lester HONOLULU — The Coast Guard, Maui Fire Department, and Ocean Safety are searching for a missing snorkeler off Maui, Friday. The 60 year-old female snorkeler was last seen approximately 75-yards off of Keawakapu Beach, Maui, Thursday, while snorkeling with her husband. At 1:00 p.m., Thursday, Sector Honolulu...

Port Security Grant Program ensures supply chain resiliency

Port Security Grant Program ensures supply chain resiliency
HONOLULU – Federal grant money, approximating $3.5 million, has been awarded to several entities throughout Hawaii, Guam and American Samoa through the 2022 Port Security Grant Program (PSGP), a little known yet critical federal program that ensures supply chain resiliency within the Hawaiian Islands, Guam, Mariana Islands, and American Samoa. The PSGP is one of four grant programs under the Department...

Coast Guard, partners work together for Hawaii port security

Coast Guard, partners work together for Hawaii port security
Recently partner agencies identified a shipment of 13,449 pounds of unpermitted fireworks with an estimated street value of 2.7 million dollars. The full cargo has since been properly destroyed in an appropriate disposal facility. HONOLULU — Coast Guard inspectors with several federal and state agencies joined forces to conduct a Multi-Agency Strike Force Operation (MASFO) in August to increase port...

Coast Guard Sector Honolulu holds change of command

Coast Guard Sector Honolulu holds change of command
Capt. Kirksey (right), relieves Capt. Avanni (left) as commander of Sector Honolulu while Rear Adm. Michael Day (middle), commander, U.S. Coast Guard Fourteenth District, presides during a change of command ceremony at Coast Guard Base Honolulu, June 21, 2022.  (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class David Graham) HONOLULU — Coast Guard Sector Honolulu held a change of command ceremony...

Coast Guard rescues mariner off Oahu before vessel capsizes

Coast Guard rescues mariner off Oahu before vessel capsizes
A U.S. Coast Guard Air Station Barbers Point aircrew rescues a mariner moments before his disabled vessel capsizes off Oahu, Hawaii, June 11, 2022.  (Video capture courtesy of U.S. Coast Guard Air Station Barbers Point) HONOLULU — The Coast Guard rescued a mariner aboard a disabled vessel off Reef Runway, Saturday. The disabled vessel was located by an Air Station Barbers Point MH-65 Dolphin helicopter...

Coast Guard hold search and rescue exercises on Island of Hawaii

Coast Guard hold search and rescue exercises on Island of Hawaii
An Air Station Barbers Point MH-65 Dolphin helicopter crew retrieves a mannequin representing the missing person during a Search and Rescue Exercise (SAREX) on the Island of Hawaii, May 20, 2022.  (U.S. Coast Guard photo courtesy of U.S. Coast Guard Sector Honolulu) HONOLULU — The Coast Guard, Navy, Hawaii Fire Department, Hawaii Police Department, Ocean Safety and other responders successfully...

Coast Guard assists disabled sailboat off Oahu

Coast Guard assists disabled sailboat off Oahu
The crew of the Coast Guard Cutter William Hart assisted one mariner and two dogs aboard the disabled 32-foot sailboat Wind Rush north of Oahu, May 9, 2022.   (U.S. Coast Guard photo courtesy of Ian Callahan) HONOLULU — The crew of the Coast Guard Cutter William Hart assisted one mariner and two dogs aboard the disabled 32-foot sailboat Wind Rush north of Oahu, Monday. The Wind Rush was disabled...

Coast Guard, partners searching for missing hiker off Oahu

Coast Guard, partners searching for missing hiker off Oahu
Coast Guard Station Honolulu 45-foot Response Boat-Medium file photo. HONOLULU — The Coast Guard, Honolulu Police Department, Ocean Safety, and Honolulu Fire Department are searching for missing hiker Chase Ingalls in the vicinity of Makapu’u Lighthouse, Monday. Ingalls is described as being 23-years-old, 6 feet, 1 inch tall, with brown hair. Anyone with information is requested to contact Coast...

Coast Guard assists 4 mariners 180 miles off Hawaii

Coast Guard assists 4 mariners  180 miles off Hawaii
The crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Jospeh Gerczak assists four mariners aboard the disabled 38-foot sailing vessel Shyska 180 nautical miles off Hawaii Island, April 13, 2022. (U.S. Coast Guard photo courtesy of the Coast Guard Cutter Joseph Gerczak) HONOLULU — The crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Joseph Gerczak assisted four mariners aboard the disabled 38-foot sailing vessel Shyska 180 nautical miles...