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...

Coast Guard rescues three divers off Maunaloa Bay, Hawaii

Coast Guard rescues three divers off Maunaloa Bay, Hawaii
A 45-foot Response Boat-Medium crew from Coast Guard Station Honolulu located and recovered the men from the water. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Fireman Logan Breskin) HONOLULU — Coast Guard crewmembers rescued three divers off Maunaloa Bay, Monday. A 45-foot Response Boat-Medium crew from Coast Guard Station Honolulu located and recovered the men from the water and towed their disabled, 20-foot Wellcraft...

Coast Guard conducts medevac off Kauai

Coast Guard conducts medevac off Kauai
Coast Guard Air Station Barbers Point MH-65 Dolphin helicopter File photo HONOLULU — The Coast Guard successfully medevaced a 37-year-old Filipino crewmember off a tuna longliner 80-miles north of Kauai, Sunday. “Our trained crews and hoist-capable aircraft are vital to ensuring mariners reach a higher level of medical care quickly,” said Petty Officer 2nd Class Ashley Gray, a communication...

Coast Guard, partners recover section of downed jet off Oahu

Coast Guard, partners recover section of downed jet off Oahu
The tail section of a privately-owned Hunter Hawker aircraft is salvaged in the waters off Honolulu, Jan. 8, 2018.  (U.S. Coast Guard photo courtesy of Chief Warrant Officer Russ Strathern) HONOLULU — Personnel from the Coast Guard and the State of Hawaii oversaw local salvor’s recovery of a section of the fuselage from a Hawker Hunter aircraft, downed initially in December, off Honolulu, Tuesday. “Using...

Coast Guard rescues 4 in 2 separate cases Sunday

Coast Guard rescues 4 in 2 separate cases Sunday
Coast Guard Station Maui 45-foot Response Boat-Medium file photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Amanda Levasseur HONOLULU — Coast Guard crews diverted from training exercises to conduct two separate rescues off Hawaii, Sunday. These events range from a medevac of a snorkeler to the rescue of passengers from a capsized vessel. A Coast Guard Station Maui 45-foot Response Boat-Medium crew medevaced a snorkeler...

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,...