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, 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...

Coast Guard, partners medevac mariners off Kauai

Coast Guard, partners medevac mariners off Kauai
MH-60 Seahawk helicopter File Photo (U.S. Navy photo by Seaman Cody M. Deccio) HONOLULU — The Coast Guard and Navy successfully rescued two mariners from the shores off Kilauea, Kilua, Thursday. A Navy Helicopter Maritime Strike Squadron 37 MH-60 Seahawk aircrew transported the mariners to Lihue airport where they were met by EMS. They were reported to be in stable condition. “This case highlights...

Coast Guard rescues swimmer off Kauai

Coast Guard rescues swimmer off Kauai
Coast Guard Station Kauai 45-foot Response Boat-Medium file photo by Petty Officer 1st Class Charly Hengen. HONOLULU — The Coast Guard rescued a swimmer who was swept out to sea off Ninini Beach, Sunday. A Coast Guard Station Kauai 45-foot Response Boat-Medium crew retrieved the swimmer and brought him to shore. There were no injuries reported. “This case is a good example of how important the...

Coast Guard, Kauai Fire Department successfully medevac boater off Kauai

Coast Guard, Kauai Fire Department successfully medevac boater off Kauai
A Station Kauai 45-foot Response Boat-Medium crew member stands tow watch as they tow the sailing vessel Isis back to Kauai, Hawaii, May 7, 2020.  (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Daniel Hogan) HONOLULU —The Coast Guard and Kauai Fire Department assisted a 70-year-old boater who was suffering symptoms of severe seasickness onboard the 32-foot recreational sailing vessel Isis 18...

Coast Guard seeks help identifying owner of adrift kayak off Anini Beach, Kauai

Coast Guard seeks help identifying owner of adrift kayak off Anini Beach, Kauai
The Coast Guard is seeking the public’s help identifying the owner of an adrift kayak found off Anini Beach, Kauai, January 27, 2020. HONOLULU — The Coast Guard is seeking the public’s help identifying the owner of an adrift kayak found off Anini Beach, Kauai, Monday morning. Coast Guard Sector Honolulu watchstanders issued an Urgent Marine Information Broadcast notice to mariners to keep a sharp...

Coast Guard searching for tour helicopter off Kauai’s Nā Pali Coast

Coast Guard searching for tour helicopter off Kauai's Nā Pali Coast
Coast Guard Air Station Barbers Point MH-65 Dolphin helicopter file photo by PA3 Luke Clayton HONOLULU — The Coast Guard is searching for seven people overdue aboard a tour helicopter on Kauai. The owner of an overdue tour helicopter contacted watchstanders at JRCC Honolulu at 6:06 p.m. Thursday. They stated the aircraft was due back at 5:21 p.m. from a tour of Kauai’s Napali Coast with one...

Coast Guard searching for suspected missing person off Kauai

Coast Guard searching for suspected missing person off Kauai
Coast Guard Air Station Barbers Point MH-65 Dolphin helicopter file photo by PA3 Luke Clayton HONOLULU — The Coast Guard, Kauai Fire and Ocean Safety are searching for Vladimir Sukhoparov, 58, off of the Kauai Beach Resort, Lihue, Sunday. “Mr. Sukhoparov was last seen on a run wearing black swim trunks,” said Petty Officer 2nd Class Leoan Concepcion, a Coast Guard Sector Honolulu watchstander....