Coast Guard concludes search for missing fishermen off Hawaii Island

Coast Guard concludes search for missing fishermen off Hawaii Island
Coast Guard Cutter Joseph Gerczak file photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Matthew West HONOLULU — The Coast Guard has concluded the search for two fishermen presumed to have been swept off the shore of Hawaii Island on Wednesday night. James Oyama, 62, and Jay Jara, 37, remain missing. “Pending any further developments, we’ve suspended the active search for these men,” said Cmdr. Benjamin Gates,...

Coast Guard, Hawaii County searching for missing fishers off Big Island

Coast Guard, Hawaii County searching for missing fishers off Big Island
Coast Guard Cutter Joseph Gerczak file photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Matthew West HONOLULU — The Coast Guard, Hawaii County Fire, and Hawaii County Police are currently searching for two fishers presumed swept off the shore of the Big Island Wednesday evening. Missing are James Oyama, 63, and Jay Jara Oyama, 37. “We are working cooperatively with Hawaii County to search the area,” said Charles...

Coast Guard, partners continue working to remove aground sailing vessel on Oahu

Coast Guard, partners continue working to remove aground sailing vessel on Oahu
Coast Guard, the State of Hawaii, and salvors are work to remove the sailing vessel Prelude aground near Kaimana Beach, Oahu, Hawaii, Feb. 12, 2020. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Chief Warrant Officer 1st Russ Strathern) HONOLULU — The Coast Guard, State of Hawaii, and salvors are working to remove the sailing vessel Prelude aground near Kaimana Beach, Wednesday. The owner has hired a private salvage...

Unlawful discharge of bilge waste leads to $1.75 million fine

Unlawful discharge of bilge waste leads to $1.75 million fine
HONOLULU — Bernhard Schulte Shipmanagement (Singapore) PTE LTD. (Bernhard), a vessel operating company, pleaded guilty today in federal court to one count of maintaining false and incomplete records relating to the discharge of bilge waste from the tank vessel Topaz Express, a felony violation of the Act to Prevent Pollution from Ships. U.S. District Judge Derrick K. Watson of the District of Hawaii...

Responders analyzing new strategies to move vessel grounded in Hilo Bay

Responders analyzing new strategies to move vessel grounded in Hilo Bay
Motor-sailing vessel Midway Island grounded off Hilo, Hawaii, February 5, 2020. (U.S. Coast Guard courtesy photo) HONOLULU — Responders are analyzing new strategies to move the 63-foot fishing vessel Midway Island, currently aground off Hilo, after inspectors discovered flooding within the boat, Monday. The U.S.-flagged vessel grounded Feb. 3, and the Coast Guard is continuing to work with the Hawaii...

Responders prepare to move vessel grounded in Hilo Bay

Responders prepare to move vessel grounded in Hilo Bay
Motor-sailing vessel Midway Island grounded off Hilo, Hawaii, February 5, 2020.  (U.S. Coast Guard courtesy photo) HONOLULU — Responders are working to refloat and move the 63-foot fishing vessel, Midway Island, currently aground off Hilo. The Coast Guard is working with the Department of Land and Natural Resources and contracted personnel to refloat the vessel on the incoming high tide and building...

Coast Guard suspends search for missing woman off Oahu

Coast Guard suspends search for missing woman off Oahu
Coast Guard Air Station Barbers Point MH-65 Dolphin helicopter file photo by PA3 Luke Clayton HONOLULU – The Coast Guard suspended their active search for the missing swimmer off Waimea Bay at 11:00 p.m., Sunday, before transferring the lead to Honolulu Fire Department who will attempt further location and recovery through Monday. Hanna Wänerskog, 20, remains missing. “This incident is...

Coast Guard continues search for missing swimmer off Waimea Bay

Coast Guard continues search for missing swimmer off Waimea Bay
Coast Guard Air Station Barbers Point MH-65 Dolphin helicopter file photo by PA3 Luke Clayton HONOLULU — The Coast Guard, working with local agencies, is continuing the search for 20-year-old Swedish national, Hanna Wänerskog, Saturday. Upon further investigation, responders now understand Wänerskog was standing on the beach with two other people when all three were overcome by a wave and swept...

Coast Guard, local agencies search for missing swimmer off Waimea Bay

Coast Guard, local agencies search for missing swimmer off Waimea Bay
Coast Guard Cutter Ahi file photo HONOLULU — The Coast Guard and local agencies are searching for a missing swimmer swept out to sea off Waimea Bay. “We are currently looking for Hannah Wänerskog, a 20-year-old Swedish National,” said Sam Gardner, Search and Rescue planner, Coast Guard Sector Honolulu. “We request all waterway users in the area to keep a sharp lookout for signs of distress...