Honolulu Based Cutter Walnut to help with Gulf Oil Spill

HONOLULU — The crew of Coast Guard Cutter Walnut is deploying to the Gulf of Mexico to assist in the Deepwater Horizon oil spill response today.

Coast Guard Cutter Walnut returns home after two-month patrol

HONOLULU — The crew of the U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Walnut, a 225-foot Juniper-Class buoy tender, arrived in Honolulu Wednesday after a two-month long multi-mission patrol.

Coast Guard buoy tender crew collects 32 tons of marine debris from Northwestern Hawaiian Islands

HONOLULU — While many Americans enjoyed their 4th of July holiday with picnics and parties, the crew of the U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Walnut and some federal government partners continued an effort to clean up the ocean and reefs of the Northwestern Hawaiian Islands.

Hawaii-based Coast Guardsmen to receive Navy League award

HONOLULU — Six members from the Fourteenth Coast Guard District here will be honored by the Honolulu Council Navy League during the 48th Annual Honolulu Navy League’s Sea Service Awards luncheon at the Hale Koa Hotel Friday at 11:30 a.m.

Coast Guard crewmembers conduct aids to navigation work in American Samoa

ABOARD U.S. COAST GUARD CUTTER WALNUT — The crew of U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Walnut is scheduled to begin routine maintenance to aids to navigation in American Samoa Tuesday. The Walnut’s crew will work on the islands of Ta’u and Ofu Tuesday and will provide annual maintenance to fixed and floating aids in the port of Pago Pago and the island of Tutuila for the remainder of the week.

Coast Guard, Cook Islands Ministry of Fisheries seize shark fins

HONOLULU — U.S. Coast Guard boarding team members seized 15 pounds of shark fins aboard a fishing vessel in the Cook Islands Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ) Thursday at approximately 5 p.m.

Hawaii-based buoy tender to conduct multi-mission patrol in French Polynesia

ABOARD THE USCGC WALNUT – After a 2,500-mile trip, the crew of the U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Walnut will conduct vital maritime safety and security missions throughout the French Polynesia region. The Cutter’s crew is scheduled to arrive in Papeete, Tahiti, Thursday.

Environmental enforcers of the Northwestern Hawaiian Islands

by Petty Officer 3rd Class Michael De Nyse When people think of Hawaii, some think of pristine beaches, crystal-clear waters and tropical marine life. What some might not realize is the important role the U.S. Coast Guard has protecting 12.2 million square miles of Hawaiian waters and everything living in it.