Coast Guard rescue crews medically evacuate ill fisherman

HONOLULU – U.S. Coast Guard crewmembers aboard an HH-65 Dolphin helicopter, from Coast Guard Air Station Barbers Point, Honolulu, medically evacuated an ill fisherman that was aboard the Coast Guard Cutter Rush, 150 miles southwest of Oahu, Thursday.

Coast Guard rescue crews launch to assist ill fisherman

HONOLULU — Crewmembers aboard the U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Rush, homported in Honolulu, are en route to assist an ill crewmember aboard a fishing vessel 500 nautical miles southwest of Oahu, Wednesday.

Cutter Rush returns to Honolulu after 100-day patrol and Shanghai visit

HONOLULU — The Honolulu-based U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Rush returned to home port here today from a three-month deployment to the Northwest Pacific and Asia.

Coast Guard Cutter Rush participates in Shanghai search and rescue demonstration

SHANGHAI — The Coast Guard Cutter Rush and crew participated in a search and rescue demonstration with Chinese vessels from East China Sea Rescue Bureau, Ministry of Transport, and the East China Sea Number One Flying Service in the Wusong Estuary River Nov. 5, 2009.

Coast Guard cutter returns from innovative South Pacific law enforcement patrol

HONOLULU — The crew of the U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Rush, a 378-foot high endurance cutter home ported in Honolulu, returned home last week after a ground-breaking six-week law enforcement patrol through the South Pacific.

U.S. Coast Guard to suspend search for missing pilot; releases identity

HONOLULU — U.S. Coast Guard search and rescue crews plan to suspend the search for a Coast Guard pilot missing after an HH-65 Dolphin helicopter crashed Thursday evening approximately five miles south of Honolulu International Airport. The pilot, Cmdr. Thomas Nelson, 42, of Staten Island, N.Y., went missing after the HH-65 crashed with three other crewmembers aboard during a training flight off...

UPDATE: Search continues for missing U.S. Coast Guard air crew member

HONOLULU — The U.S. Coast Guard continues to search the ocean south of Oahu today for one its own, a missing aviator from a Coast Guard HH-65 Dolphin helicopter which crashed Thursday. The search area extends 40 miles off shore and stretches 35 miles from Barbers Point to Diamond Head. Coast Guard and Honolulu Fire Department search crews have conducted more than 60 sorties, or missions, in the...

Search for missing U.S. Coast Guard aviator to continues

HONOLULU — Search crews from U.S. Coast Guard units in Hawaii continued the search for one of their own overnight Friday, Sept. 5. A Coast Guard HH-65 Dolphin rescue helicopter crashed Thursday night five miles south of Honolulu International Airport. Coast Guard search crews aboard the 87-foot patrol boat Kittiwake, aboard two HH-65s from Air Station Barbers Point and aboard two 25-foot small...

Former U.S. Coast Guard Officer Sentenced for Lying About Vessel Pollution

WASHINGTON — David G. Williams, a former Chief Warrant Officer in the U.S. Coast Guard and main propulsion assistant for the Coast Guard Cutter Rush, was sentenced in U.S. District Court in Hawaii for making a false statement to federal criminal agents investigating allegations of potential discharges of oil-contaminated waste from the cutter into the Honolulu Harbor, announced Ronald J. Tenpas,...