Responders hold successful search and rescue exercise in Guam

Responders hold successful search and rescue exercise in Guam
A Guam Fire Rescue crew and a U.S. Coast Guard Station Apra Harbor 45-foot Response Boat-Medium crew compare notes during an exercise in Tumon Bay on Aug. 11, 2022. (Guam Fire Rescue photo by Nick Garrido) SANTA RITA, Guam — The U.S. Coast Guard, Guam Fire Rescue, Guam Police Department, and the U.S. Navy conducted a successful search and rescue exercise (SAREX) in Guam, Aug. 10 – 11. “This is...

Coast Guard to hold search and rescue exercise off Tumon Bay

Coast Guard to hold search and rescue exercise off Tumon Bay
Coast Guard Cutter Frederick Hatch file photo by Ensign Luis Hofschneider SANTA RITA, Guam — The U.S. Coast Guard, Guam Fire Rescue, Guam Police, and the U.S. Navy will conduct a search and rescue exercise (SAREX) in Guam, Aug. 10 – 11. This year’s SAREX will entail a coordinated response to an overdue vessel off Tumon. It will include the deployment of floating mannequins and data marker buoys...

Coast Guard suspends search for overdue mariners off Guam

Coast Guard suspends search for overdue mariners off Guam
Coast Guard Cutter Oliver Henry file photo courtesy of Petty Officer 3rd Class Katherine Hays SANTA RITA, Guam — On Tuesday, the Coast Guard suspended the active search for Xiao Wei Quin and Yun Liu Red, who remain missing. The search began last Wednesday, when their 14-foot black Kodiak skiff was reported overdue while traveling between Saipan and Guam. At 4:16 p.m., Wednesday, July 21, Sector Guam...

Coast Guard responds to disabled watercraft off Guam

Coast Guard responds to disabled watercraft off Guam
A Coast Guard Station Apra Harbor 45-foot Response Boat – Medium. USCG File Photo SANTA RITA, Guam — The Coast Guard rescued two Jetski operators when one fell overboard, and the craft was disabled off Agat, Saturday. A Coast Guard Station Apra Harbor 45-foot Response Boat-Medium crew rescued the man from the water and towed the Jetski back to Agat Marina. There were no injuries reported. “Our...

Coast Guard rescues sailboater off Guam after vessel dismasted

Coast Guard rescues sailboater off Guam after vessel dismasted
Coast Guard Station Apra Harbor 29-foot Response Boat-Small. file photo by Auxiliarist David Lau. SANTA RITA, Guam — A 53-year-old boater is safe in Guam after the Coast Guard rescued him from his dismasted 14-foot catamaran in outer Apra Harbor, Sunday. A Coast Guard Station Apra Harbor 29-foot Response Boat-Small crew successfully placed the vessel in tow and brought it back to the Marinas Yacht...

Coast Guard Reservist receives Silver Star from Governor of Guam

Coast Guard Reservist receives Silver Star from Governor of Guam
Darren G. Apiag (left), a firefighter for Guam Fire Department and Coast Guard reservist receives the Silver Star award from the Governor of Guam, the Honorable Lourdes A. Leon Guerrero, on Oct. 10, 2019.  (Coast Guard Courtesy photo) ADELUP, Guam — A 15-year old boy fell 100 feet from the Jonestown overlook in into the water Oct. 8, 2019, and the Guam Fire Department was quick to respond to the...

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...