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...

Search continues for missing mariner off Hawaii

HONOLULU – The Coast Guard and Navy continue to search for a recreational boater aboard a 36-foot sailboat who departed Kauai Dec. 17 and was expected to arrive on Oahu Dec. 18. Coast Guard Sector Honolulu personnel were notified at 3:15 p.m. Saturday that 66 year-old Ira Foreman was missing. Foreman’s wife made the notification and explained that her husband departed Port Allen, Kauai late in...

Coast Guard searching for missing swimmer off Kauai

USCG file photoHONOLULU – Crewmembers from Coast Guard Station Kauai and Coast Guard Air Station Barbers Point are searching for a missing swimmer off the coast of Hanakapiai Beach, Kauai, Thursday. Coast Guard search and rescue coordinators at Sector Honolulu received a call from members of the Kauai Fire Department requesting assistance in locating a male tourist, last seen wearing dark-colored...

Coast Guard crews rescues 3 after vessel capsizes off Kauai

HONOLULU – Coast Guard crews rescued two people from a capsized vessel and one person from the break wall, one mile south of Nawiliwili Harbor, after their vessel overturned about 3 a.m., Friday. Search and rescue coordinators from Coast Guard Sector Honolulu received a distress call via channel 16 from the captain of the 25-foot pleasure craft at approximately 2:30 a.m. Coordinators then relayed...

Coast Guard aircrew rescues stranded mariner

HONOLULU – The Coast Guard rescued a stranded mariner from a rocky shoreline on Kauai after he was reported missing Sunday.