Coast Guard completes all temporary moves of navigation aids in Hawaiian harbors

Coast Guard completes all temporary moves of navigation aids in Hawaiian harbors
HONOLULU — The Coast Guard completed all temporary moves of aids to navigation in four of the main Hawaiian Islands commercial harbors Saturday, assisting the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers with dredging operations. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ hopper dredge Essayons conducted maintenance dredging in March and April starting in Nawiliwili, and then at Kalaeloa (Barbers Point), Hilo,...

Coast Guard rescues mariner from vessel taking on water off Niihau, Hawaii

Coast Guard rescues mariner from vessel taking on water off Niihau, Hawaii
HONOLULU — The Coast Guard rescued a 64-year-old man from a vessel taking on water six miles east of Niihau, Saturday. A 45-foot Response Boat-Medium crew from Coast Guard Station Kauai towed the 33-foot fishing vessel safely to Port Allen after it was located by an HC-130 Hercules airplane crew from Coast Guard Air Station Barbers Point. At 10:02 a.m., watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector Honolulu...

Coast Guard to temporarily move navigation aids for dredging of Hawaiian harbors

Coast Guard to temporarily move navigation aids for dredging of Hawaiian harbors
HONOLULU — The Coast Guard is scheduled to temporarily move aids to navigation in four of the main Hawaiian Islands commercial harbors to assist the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers with planned dredging operations beginning this week. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ hopper dredge Essayons will conduct maintenance dredging in March and April starting in Nawiliwili this week, and then at...

Coast Guard rescues mariner aboard damaged sailboat off Kauai

Coast Guard rescues mariner aboard damaged sailboat off Kauai
The master of the 28-foot sailing vessel Hula Hoop stands at the dock in Port Allen following a rescue at sea  Oct. 10, 2015. (U.S. Coast Guard photo courtesy Coast Guard Sector Honolulu) HONOLULU — The Coast Guard rescued a mariner aboard the damaged sailing vessel Hula Hoop off Kauai, Sunday. A Coast Guard 45-foot Response Boat-Medium from Coast Guard Station Kauai towed the 28-foot sailing catamaran...

Search for missing diver ends after body recovered near Nawilliwilli

Search for missing diver ends after body recovered near Nawilliwilli
HONOLULU — The Coast Guard’s search for a missing diver ended when a body was located 23 miles southeast of Nawilliwilli, Friday. A commercial tug transiting from Kauai to Oahu noticed a strobe light at 5:20 a.m. Friday, which was attached to JJ Jackson’s bouyancy control device. Jackson was not with the equipment. The location of the dive gear prompted a redirection of assets into...

Coast Guard seeking public’s help in locating owner of boat found adrift near Kilauea Lighthouse

Coast Guard seeking public's help in locating owner of boat found adrift near Kilauea Lighthouse
HONOLULU — The Coast Guard is searching for a possible missing person approximately one mile offshore from Kilauea Lighthouse, Kauai, Tuesday. Watchstanders at the Coast Guard Sector Honolulu Command Center received notification from a good Samaritan at 1:20 p.m. of an adrift white inflatible boat. There are no missing persons or distress reports in the area. The Coast Guard is searching for a possible...

Coast Guard Station Kauai rescues two sailors off Kauai

Coast Guard Station Kauai rescues two sailors off Kauai
HONOLULU – Two sailors are safe and receiving medical care after a late night injury off Kauai prompted a call for help to the Coast Guard Tuesday. At 8:06 p.m., watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector Honolulu Command Center received a distress call on VHF Channel 16 from an individual aboard a 50-foot sailing vessel eight miles southwest of Port Allen, Kauai. The master of the sailing vessel Morning...

Coast Guard searching for possible missing kayaker near Kauai

Coast Guard searching for possible missing kayaker near Kauai
HONOLULU — The Coast Guard is searching for a possible missing kayaker approximately half a mile northeast of Kilauea Point on the north shore of Kauai, Saturday. Watchstanders at Coast Guard Station Kauai received a call at 11:11 a.m. from a good Samaritan on shore stating that she noticed an unmanned, adrift yellow kayak in the area. The Coast Guard is searching for a possible missing kayaker...

Rescue crews find missing fisherman safe off Kauai

Rescue crews find missing fisherman safe off Kauai
HONOLULU — A fisherman who spent the night off the coast of Kauai is safe after Coast Guard rescue crews located him five miles off of Kapa’a, Kauai, Thursday. Watchstanders at the Coast Guard Sector Honolulu command center received a call at 8:30 p.m., Wednesday, from a man reporting that his friend was overdue on his 14-foot Boston Whaler. The 61-year-old fisherman departed from the Waikaea...