Coast Guard cutter Kukui returns to home port after five-month maintenance period

HONOLULU — The day after Thanksgiving, the crew of the U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Kukui, home ported here in Honolulu, returned home after spending five months in San Francisco for a major maintenance overhaul.

Coast Guard helps return remote Johnston Atoll to natural state

by Ensign Matthew Romano, Coast Guard Cutter Kukui JOHNSTON ATOLL, Pacific Remote Islands Marine National Monument – For the past two weeks, the crew of the Honolulu-based U.S. Coast Guard cutter Kukui spent time discontinuing mariner aids to navigation at remote Johnston Atoll.

Coast Guard buoy tender Kukui to hold change-of-command ceremony

HONOLULU — A change-of-command ceremony is scheduled for the Honolulu-based U.S. Coast Guard cutter Kukui at 10 a.m., Friday, April 10, 2009, at the Coast Guard Integrated Support Command on Sand Island.

Coast Guard boards vessel believed to be fishing illegally in Northwestern Hawaiian Islands

HONOLULU — U.S. Coast Guardsmen aboard a buoy tender and a C-130 long-range aircraft from Honolulu documented the crew of a vessel believed to be illegally fishing in the protected waters of the Papahanaumokuakea Marine National Monument this past weekend.

Coast Guard removes 4 tons of debris from Kure Atoll in Northwestern Hawaiian Islands

HONOLULU — Crewmembers aboard the U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Kukui last week removed four tons of nets and debris from Kure Atoll in the Northwestern Hawaiian Islands.

Three Taiwan Long-Liners Caught Fishing In Northern Marianas EEZ

Pacific Magazine reports that Three Taiwan fishing boats were caught illegally fishing in the Exclusive Economic Zone of the Northern Marianas, the Saipan Tribune reports. The long-line fishing boats were spotted by a U.S. Coast Guard cutter patrol plane on August 12. Five vessels were spotted, three of which were actively fishing. Another fishing boat was transiting the EEZ, and a fifth was “loitering,”...

Coast Guard Continues to Lead Search for Downed B-52 Crew

HAGATNA, Guam — The U.S. Coast Guard today continued to lead a search for surviving crew members of a U.S. Air Force B-52 bomber which crashed yesterday 25 miles northwest of Apra Harbor, Guam. Coast Guard Sector Guam small boats recovered the remains of two crew members yesterday, but a massive joint-agency search continues. On scene in a 900-square mile search area are crews with two Coast...

Coast Guard Cutter Marlin change of command Thursday

FORT MYERS BEACH, Fla. (D7 Public Affairs) – The Coast Guard Cutter Marlin, homeported in Fort Myers Beach,will host a change of command ceremony at 10 a.m. Thursday, at Coast Guard Station Fort Myers Beach, located at 719 San Carlos Drive, in Fort Myers Beach. Capt. Joseph A. Servidio, commander of Coast Guard Sector St. Petersburg, Fla., will preside over the ceremony as Lt.j.g. Jeffery D....