Coast Guard coordinates multiple rescues in Micronesia

Coast Guard coordinates multiple rescues in Micronesia
HONOLULU — The Coast Guard and partner agencies responded and assisted in several rescue cases within the Federated States of Micronesia over a two week period. The rescue cases all involved overdue vessels in and around Weno, Chuuk State and Pohnpei with multiple agencies assisting in the search efforts. “These types of situations are what we prepare for,” said Lt. Cmdr. Andrew Williams, a Joint...

Coast Guard searching for skiff off Federated States of Micronesia

Coast Guard searching for skiff off Federated States of Micronesia
Coast Guard Air Station Barbers Point HC-130 Hercules aircraft file photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Tara Molle. SANTA RITA, Guam — The Coast Guard, Federated States of Micronesia first responders, and good Samaritans are searching for an overdue 24-foot skiff with 6 people aboard off Lukunor Atoll, Chuuk State, Saturday. An Air Station Barbers Point HC-130 Hercules aircrew has been deployed to the...

Coast Guard conducts repatriation flights to Federated States of Micronesia

Coast Guard conducts repatriation flights to Federated States of Micronesia
Passengers fly aboard an Air Station Barbers Point HC-130 Hercules fly from Guam to the Federated States of Micronesia as part of a repatriation flight, May 13, 2021.  (U.S. Coast Guard video courtesy of U.S. Embassy Kolonia) SANTA RITA, Guam — An Air Station Barbers Point HC-130 Hercules aircrew conducted two flights repatriating Federated States of Micronesia citizens and delivering U.S. and foreign...

Coast Guard, partners rescue 5 mariners in the Federated States of Micronesia

Coast Guard, partners rescue 5 mariners in the Federated States of Micronesia
A Coast Guard Air Station Barbers Point C-130 Hercules aircrew deploys a SAR kit with food, water and handheld radios to a 23-foot skiff. U.S. Coast Guard photo HONOLULU — Coast Guard, Air Force, and Federated States of Micronesia responders rescued five mariners in the vicinity of Houk Island, Chuuk, Friday. The crew of the merchant vessel Hoegh Brasilia rescued the mariners, missing since Tuesday,...

Coast Guard, partners rescue mariners from island in Federated States of Micronesia

Coast Guard, partners rescue mariners from island in Federated States of Micronesia
The U.S. Coast Guard, Air Force, Royal Australian Navy, and Federated States of Micronesia (FSM) responders rescued three stranded mariners from the island of Pikelot, Yap, Aug. 3, 2020. The stranded mariners were located by an Air Force 506th Air Expeditionary Aerial Refueling Squadron KC-135 Stratotanker crew from Andersen Air Force Base that found the mariners after seeing their S.O.S signal on...

Coast Guard, partners rescue adrift mariner off Micronesia

Coast Guard, partners rescue adrift mariner off Micronesia
Coast Guard Air Station Barbers Point C-130 Hercules aircraft file photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Tara Molle SANTA RITA, Guam — The Coast Guard, Navy, Air Force, and Federated States of Micronesia Police rescued an adrift mariner off the Lukunor Atoll in the Mortlock Islands of Chuuk, Federated States of Micronesia, Friday. “Our good working relationship with our partners in the region was vital...

Coast Guard observes 75th anniversary of Ulithi Liberation alongside partners in FSM

Coast Guard observes 75th anniversary of Ulithi Liberation alongside partners in FSM
At the invitation of the U.S. Embassy in Kolonia, USCGC Kiska (WPB 1336) attend a remembrance ceremony Sept. 23, 2019, for the 75th anniversary of the liberation of Ulithi from Japanese Forces during WWII. Along with the USNS Vadm K. R. Wheeler (T-AG 5001), Kiska’s crew anchored in Ulithi Atoll, part of Yap State in the Federated States of Micronesia and conducted community outreach, transported...

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...