Coast Guard continues annual operation Koa Kai off Island of Hawaii

Coast Guard continues annual operation Koa Kai off Island of Hawaii
Coast Guard File Photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Tara Molle HONOLULU — Operation Koa Kai ran through the month of November as a means to meet Sector Honolulu’s goal of increasing Coast Guard presence on the Big Island. Operation Koa Kai is an annual operation led by Coast Guard Sector Honolulu & Marine Safety and Security Team 91107 and ensures that recreational and commercial fleets continue...

Coast Guard rescues mariners aboard grounded vessel off Maui

Coast Guard rescues mariners aboard grounded vessel off Maui
Coast Guard crews rescued 6 mariners aboard the grounded sailing vessel Moana, approximately a half mile off of Oluwalu, Maui, Thursday.  HONOLULU — Coast Guard crews rescued 6 mariners aboard the grounded sailing vessel Moana, approximately a half mile off of Oluwalu, Maui, Thursday. The Moana was disabled due to running aground and crews from Coast Guard Station Maui 45-foot Response Boat-Medium...

Coast Guard suspends search for missing swimmer off Oahu

Coast Guard suspends search for missing swimmer off Oahu
Coast Guard Cutter Joseph Gerczak and Air Station Barbers Point HC-130 Hercules file photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Matthew West HONOLULU — The Coast Guard has suspended the active search for the missing swimmer off Oahu who was last seen Monday. The 24 year-old swimmer remains missing. “Since Monday our crews have worked closely with Ocean Safety, the Honolulu Fire Department and the Navy covering...

Coast Guard, partners search for missing swimmer off Oahu

Coast Guard, partners search for missing swimmer off Oahu
Coast Guard Cutter Joseph Gerczak and Air Station Barbers Point HC-130 Hercules file photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Matthew West HONOLULU — The Coast Guard, Honolulu Fire Department, and Ocean Safety are searching for a missing swimmer off Oahu, Tuesday. The 24 year-old male swimmer was last seen Monday wearing a black rash guard with blue and white swim trunks in the vicinity of Makapu’u Beach,...

Coast Guard, partners rescue mariner off Oahu after 6-day search

Coast Guard, partners rescue mariner off Oahu after 6-day search
Coast Guard Cutter Joseph Gerczak file photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Matthew West HONOLULU — Coast Guard and partner agencies have rescued Philip Grenz, the operator of the disabled sailing vessel Epic, approximately 310-nautical miles southwest of Oahu, Friday. The crew of the Coast Guard Cutter William Hart rescued Grenz, last seen Sept. 2, 2021, and is currently transporting him back to Oahu. Grenz...

Coast Guard, partners continue search for missing mariner off Kauai

Coast Guard, partners continue search for missing mariner off Kauai
Coast Guard Station Honolulu 45-foot Response Boat-Medium file photo. HONOLULU — Coast Guard crews and partners are searching for Philip Grenz, a 67 year-old male last seen departing Nawiliwili Harbor, Kauai, towards Haleiwa, Oahu, Tuesday. The mariner is operating the 42-foot sailing vessel Epic with a black-hull and teak deck. Multiple Coast Guard air and surface crews are searching with assistance...

Coast Guard rescues two kayakers off Maui

Coast Guard rescues two kayakers off Maui
A 45-foot Response Boat-Medium crew from Coast Guard Station Maui rescue a distressed kayaker off Maui, Sept. 2, 2021. (U.S. Coast Guard courtesy photo) HONOLULU The Coast Guard rescued two kayakers in distress a half nautical mile off Maalaea Harbor, Thursday. The crew of a Coast Guard Station Maui 45-foot Response Boat-Medium recovered the two kayakers and safely transported them back to the harbor. Both...

Coast Guard targeting illegal charters in Hawaiian Islands

Coast Guard targeting illegal charters in Hawaiian Islands
The U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Oliver Berry (WPC 1124) crew patrols off the coast of Maui. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Amanda Levasseur) HONOLULU — Operation Kapena Kohole brings Coast Guard and NOAA’s Office of Law Enforcement partners together to curtail illegal boat charters within the Hawaiian Islands throughout the month of September. The Coast Guard is dedicated to the...

Coast Guard, Kauai County to hold search and rescue exercise off Kauai

Coast Guard, Kauai County to hold search and rescue exercise off Kauai
Coast Guard Station Kauai 45-foot Response Boat-Medium file photo by Petty Officer 1st Class Charly Hengen. HONOLULU — The Coast Guard and County of Kauai are scheduled to conduct a search and rescue exercise (SAREX) off the southern coast of the island, Thursday. A SAREX is an exercise designed to evaluate notification and response procedures and identify shortfalls in communication and coordination...