Coast Guard, partners conduct mass rescue tabletop exercise in Saipan

Coast Guard, partners conduct mass rescue tabletop exercise in Saipan
U.S. Coast Guard Station Apra Harbor participates in a coordinated a Mass Rescue Operations (MRO) exercise for emergency responders in Saipan, Sept. 18, 2019. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Sector Guam) SAIPAN, Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands — U.S. Coast Guard Sector Guam coordinated a Mass Rescue Operation (MRO) tabletop exercise for emergency responders in Saipan, Sept. 18. The day-long...

Coast Guard, local partners save 2 from disabled vessel off Guam

Coast Guard, local partners save 2 from disabled vessel off Guam
A Coast Guard Station Apra Harbor 45-foot Response Boat – Medium. USCG File Photo SANTA RITA, Guam — The Coast Guard, Guam Fire Department, and U.S. Navy rescued two people by locating and towing their disabled vessel into Hagåtña Boat Basin, Tuesday. “This is a great example of the importance of local agency training and partnerships,” said Petty Officer 1st Class Brandon Kuechenberg,...

75 Years of Guam Liberation and the U.S. Coast Guard

75 Years of Guam Liberation and the U.S. Coast Guard
Members of Coast Guard Sector Guam and USCGC Sequoia (WLB 215) participate in the annual Liberation Day parade in Guam, July 21, 2019. This is the 75th observance of Liberation Day. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Auxiliarist David Lau) SANTA RITA, Guam — Sunday marked the 75th anniversary of the liberation of Guam, and the U.S. Coast Guard was there alongside partners and allies to commemorate this auspicious...

Coast Guard recovers aircraft parts off Guam

Coast Guard recovers aircraft parts off Guam
A 45-foot Response Boat-Medium crew from Station Apra Harbor responded to a call from the Port Authority of Guam Police to recover aircraft debris about 400-yards offshore in the ocean at the beginning of the seawall in Piti, Guam, May 19, 2019.  (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Station Apra Harbor) SANTA RITA, Guam — The U.S. Coast Guard responded to another report of an aircraft part located in...

Coast Guard responds to busy holiday weekend in Hawaii and the Pacific

Coast Guard responds to busy holiday weekend in Hawaii and the Pacific
HONOLULU — The Coast Guard responded to several cases in the Hawaiian Islands, American Samoa and Guam over Presidents Day weekend. The cases range from a passenger-ferry taking on water in American Samoa to vessels in distress in Hawaii and Guam and beachgoers swept out to sea off Maui. The Coast Guard handles around 900 cases annually in the region. “Our crews are always ready to respond to any...

Coast Guard Sector Guam assessing storm damage after Typhoon Mangkhut hits Mariana Islands

Coast Guard Sector Guam assessing storm damage after Typhoon Mangkhut hits Mariana Islands
Coast Guard Station Apra Harbor 29-foot Response Boat-Small file photo by Auxiliarist David Lau. SANTA RITA, Guam — Coast Guard personnel are underway assessing the waterways to assess storm damage and port conditions after Typhoon Mangkhut impacted Guam and the Mariana Islands, late Monday night. Personnel from Coast Guard Sector Guam, Coast Guard Station Apra Harbor and the Coast Guard Pacific...

Coast Guard kicks off National Safe Boating Week 2018

Coast Guard kicks off National Safe Boating Week 2018
Guam Lt. Governor Tenorio signs a proclamation to mark the start of National Safe Boating Week 2018 with Capt. Matt Chase, commander, Coast Guard Sector Guam, Senior Chief Richard Marston, officer-in-charge, Coast Guard Station Apra Harbor, and with members of the Coast Guard Auxiliary, and Guam Police Department at their side in Guam, May 18, 2018.  (U.S. Coast Guard photo) HONOLULU — The annual...

Enlisted persons of the year recognized for Coast Guard 14th District

Enlisted persons of the year recognized for Coast Guard 14th District
Rear Adm. Vincent Atkins and Master Chief Petty Officer Edward Lewis recognize Petty Officer 2nd Class Tara A. Molle as the 14th Coast Guard District’s active duty enlisted person of the year. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by David C. Livingston) HONOLULU – Petty Officer 2nd Class Tara A. Molle was recognized as the 2017 active duty enlisted person of the year, and Petty Officer 1st Class Mark G. Camacho...

Coast Guard, Navy, fire rescue respond to kayaker in distress on Guam

Coast Guard, Navy, fire rescue respond to kayaker in distress on Guam
US Navy MH-60 file photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Zachary DiPadova SANTA RITA, Guam — Two men are safe in Guam following a coordinated rescue by the Navy, Guam Fire Rescue and the Coast Guard, Monday. A Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron Two Five MH-60 Seahawk helicopter crew located and hoisted the two men from the rocks near the shoreline south of Pagat Caves and brought them safely...