Coast Guard supports U.S. Pacific Fleet navigation initiatives in Federated States of Micronesia

Coast Guard supports U.S. Pacific Fleet navigation initiatives in Federated States of Micronesia
The crew of Coast Guard Cutter Sequoia (WLB 215) hosts Ambassador Robert Riley, U.S. ambassador to the Federated States of Micronesia, on a visit of opportunity while in Yap May 7, 2019.  (U.S. Coast Guard photo courtesy USCGC Sequoia) HONOLULU — The U.S. Coast Guard conducted an aids-to-navigation and waterways assessment in the Federated States of Micronesia in support of improved maritime safety...

Coast Guard patrols Micronesian waters in support of Operation Rai Balang 2019

Coast Guard patrols Micronesian waters in support of Operation Rai Balang 2019
Coast Guard Cutter Sequoia file photo by Chief Petty Officer Sara Mooers HONOLULU — Two U.S. Coast Guard cutters crews and a long range HC-130 patrol aircraft crew recently completed combined operations with shipriders from the Federated States of Micronesia (FSM) as part of the Forum Fisheries Agency (FFA) Operation Rai Balang 2019 to combat illegal fishing across Oceania. For three weeks, the Coast...

U.S., Federated States of Micronesia conduct bilateral engagement

U.S., Federated States of Micronesia conduct bilateral engagement
Following a bilateral meeting, Rear Adm. Kevin Lunday, commander Coast Guard 14th District, and the Honorable Secretary Lorin Robert, FSM Department of Foreign Affairs participate in a wreath-laying in the Chuuk Lagoon, Feb. 18, 2019. (Photo courtesy U.S. Embassy Kolonia) HONOLULU — Continuing Coast Guard commitment in the Indo-Pacific Region, Rear Adm. Kevin Lunday joined the U.S. Delegation lead...

Coast Guard safely medevacs 4 people to Guam following plane crash off Chuuk

Coast Guard safely medevacs 4 people to Guam following plane crash off Chuuk
Coast Guard Air Station Barbers Point C-130 Hercules aircraft file photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Tara Molle HONOLULU – An HC-130 Hercules aircrew from Coast Guard Air Station Barbers Point, Oahu, with a Deployed Medical Assistance Team successfully evacuated four people to Guam Sunday after a plane landed in the water approximately a quarter of a mile off the airport runway in Weno, Chuuk, Federated...

Coast Guard, Navy complete joint OMSI patrol in Pacific Ocean

Coast Guard, Navy complete joint OMSI patrol in Pacific Ocean
PACIFIC OCEAN (March 28, 2018) Members from U.S. Coast Guard and the Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Michael Murphy (DDG 112) visit, board, search and seizure team board a foreign-flagged fishing vessel during an Oceania Maritime Security Initiative (OMSI) boarding mission. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Jasen Morenogarcia/Released) HONOLULU — The Coast...

Multi-agency, International partners rescue 2 from uninhabited island in Pacific

Multi-agency, International partners rescue 2 from uninhabited island in Pacific
EAST FAYU ISLAND, Micronesia (Aug. 25, 2016) A pair of stranded mariners signal for help by writing “SOS” in the sand as a U.S. Navy P-8A Poseidon aircraft crew from Patrol Squadron (VP) 8 flies over in support of a Coast Guard search and rescue mission. (U.S. Navy photo) Apra Harbor, Guam — Two mariners who were stranded on an uninhabited Pacific island in Chuuk State, Federated States...

Coast Guard rescues 4 fishermen from overdue skiff in Micronesia

Coast Guard rescues 4 fishermen from overdue skiff in Micronesia
HONOLULU — The Coast Guard rescued four fishermen from an 18-foot skiff 61 miles west southwest of Fais Island, in the Federated States of Micronesia, Monday. The crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Assateague (WPB 1136) located the skiff, brought the fishermen aboard and is currently en route Falalep Island with the skiff in tow. “This case illustrates the importance of our partnerships in the...

Listening to the deep

Listening to the deep
Story by Petty Officer 2nd Class Tara Molle HONOLULU – We know more about the surface of the moon and Mars than we do about the ocean’s seafloor. With water encompassing 63.78 million square miles, the oceans cover 70 percent of the Earth’s surface, with the world’s largest body of water, the Pacific Ocean, covering roughly one third. The Pacific also boasts the deepest trenches, specifically...

Coast Guard, Navy help search for overdue skiff

Coast Guard, Navy help search for overdue skiff
SANTA RITA, Guam — The Coast Guard along with the Navy and Federated States of Micronesia are searching for an overdue skiff with two people aboard in the vicinity of Kosrae, Federated States of Micronesia, Saturday. Crewmembers at Coast Guard Sector Guam received a report Wednesday from the Deputy Chief of Mission at the United States Embassy in Pohnpei, that a 57-year-old male and a 49-year-old...