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...

Coast Guard locates Napali Coast boaters

Coast Guard locates Napali Coast boaters
HONOLULU — Two boaters who were in possible distress off Kalalau Beach, Kauai, were located safely ashore Tuesday. The Coast Guard Sector Honolulu Command Center received the initial report at 6:30 p.m. Monday from a concerned hiker who observed two people in a small inflatable boat with an outboard engine striking a reef just off the beach. The boaters then attempted to hand paddle their black...

Coast Guard seeking information about disabled Napali Coast boater

Coast Guard seeking information about disabled Napali Coast boater
HONOLULU – The Coast Guard is seeking the public’s help in identifying two boaters who were seen in a possible distress situation off Kalalau Beach, Kauai Monday. The Coast Guard Sector Honolulu Command Center received a call at 6:30 p.m. from a concerned hiker who observed two people in a small inflatable boat with an outboard engine striking a reef just off the beach. The boaters then attempted...

54-year-old fisherman rescued after 230 pound Ahi capsizes his boat near Port Allen, Kauai

54-year-old fisherman rescued after 230 pound Ahi capsizes his boat near Port Allen, Kauai
HONOLULU — A 54-year-old man was rescued from his capsized vessel approximately 10 miles southwest of Port Allen, Kauai, Friday. Rescued was Anthony Wichman of Koloa, Kauai. Coast Guard Sector Honolulu received a distress call at 7:41 a.m., from Wichman’s spouse notifying watchstanders that her husband’s 14-foot Livingston boat was capsized south of Port Allen. Wichman was fishing in...

Coast Guard suspends search for missing tourist near Kalihiwai Bay

Coast Guard suspends search for missing tourist near Kalihiwai Bay
HONOLULU – The Coast Guard suspended its search for a 62-year-old tourist at approximately 5 p.m. Tuesday. Coast Guard, Kaua’i County Fire Department, Kaua’i Police Department and Ocean Safety crews searched an area more than 750 square miles using aircraft, cutters, small boats and shore personnel. The man went missing after he and a second man were swept off the rocks and into...

Coast Guard assists Kauai fire and police departments in search for missing swimmer

Coast Guard assists Kauai fire and police departments in search for missing swimmer
HONOLULU – The Coast Guard is assisting Kauai fire and police departments in the search for a missing swimmer last seen near Ninini Beach, on the north side of Nawiliwili Bay Tuesday. Kauai fire and police departments began searching at approximately 8 p.m. Tuesday when the missing man’s vehicle was found at the beach.  Both shoreline and water searches have been conducted.  Information...

Coast Guard, Navy, local crews continue search for missing sailor

Coast Guard, Navy, local crews continue search for missing sailor
HONOLULU – The Coast Guard, U.S. Navy and local agencies, continue to search for a missing sailor off of Kaena Point, Friday. Friday’s search included the Coast Guard Cutters Walnut and Kiska as well as a 45-foot Response Boat-Medium from Station Honolulu, a 47-foot Motor Life Boat from Station Kauai, an MH-65 Dolphin helicopter and HC-130 Hercules airplane from Air Station Barbers Point. Crews...

Coast Guard responds to vessel taking on water

HONOLULU – Coast Guardsmen responded to a 186-foot University of Hawaii research vessel taking on water approximately 60 miles north of Turtle Bay, Friday. At 12:15 p.m., watchstanders in Coast Guard Sector Honolulu were notified by crewmembers of the Kilo Moana that their vessel was taking on water at a rate of 400 gallons per hour from a baseball-sized hole in the hull. The cause of the damage...