Coast Guard urges public in Guam to prepare for heavy weather

Coast Guard urges public in Guam to prepare for heavy weather
SANTA RITA, Guam — The Coast Guard is urging the public to prepare for the onset of heavy weather expected to impact the Marianas Islands early Thursday. Tropical Depression 10W is expected to generate sustained winds of 35 knots (40 mph) throughout Guam. Mariners and beachgoers should monitor the progress and strength of the storm through newspapers, the internet and local television, radio stations...

Cutter Assateague CO assumes helm of cutter Kiska after decommissioning in Guam

Cutter Assateague CO assumes helm of cutter Kiska after decommissioning in Guam
Coast Guard Cutter Kiska file photo APRA HARBOR, Guam — Lt. Evin Moses took the helm from Lt. George Shepherd as commanding officer of Coast Guard Cutter Kiska (WPB 1336) during a change of command ceremony at Naval Base Guam, Friday. Moses graduated from the United States Coast Guard Academy in 2012 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Marine and Environmental Science. His initial assignment was...

Coast Guard prepares ports of Saipan, Tinian for heavy weather

Coast Guard prepares ports of Saipan, Tinian for heavy weather
SANTA RITA, Guam — In preparation for the arrival of Tropical Depression 16W the Coast Guard Captain of the Port for Guam has established port heavy weather condition x-ray for the ports of Saipan and Tinian effective at 9 p.m. Chamorro Standard Time Saturday. In accordance with Title 33, Code of Federal Regulations, Part 160.111(c), the COTP orders all commercial vessels to prepare to complete cargo...

Diver with severe decompression sickness medevaced from remote atoll

Diver with severe decompression sickness medevaced from remote atoll
APRA HARBOR, Guam – A diver suffering from severe decompression sickness was successfully medevaced from Chuuk Atoll to Guam by the Coast Guard Wednesday. Watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector Guam received a medevac request Monday from Chuuk State Hospital for a 51-year-old American male suffering from severe decompression sickness. A Coast Guard flight surgeon, a naval dive medical officer and...

Cutter Sequoia completes 80-day multi-mission patrol in Pacific

APRA HARBOR, Guam – The crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Sequoia arrived back in Guam after an 80-day deployment, Friday. The crew of the Sequoia began their journey by working aids to navigation in Saipan. After completing their work in Saipan, the crew made the 3,797-mile journey to Honolulu. Once there the crew completed their bi-annual Tailored Ship Training Availability cycle with Navy and Coast...

Coast Guard reopens ports in wake of tsunami

USCG File PhotoGUAM – U.S. Coast Guard Sector Guam rescue crews worked through the night Friday and into the morning Saturday to close, assess, and reopen the ports of Guam, Saipan, Tinian, and Rota after devastating earthquake in Japan, Friday. Crews verified the waterways were safe for use and reopened all major ports for boating traffic within two-and-a-half hours of sunrise Saturday. Damage...

Coast Guard suspends search for two missing Guam fishermen

USCG file Photo GUAM — The Coast Guard has suspended the search for two fishermen reported missing near First Beach, Ipan, Talofofo, Guam Tuesday. The Coast Guard notified the family members and officially suspended its active searches for Joseph Castro, 25, and Evan Paulino, 26 at 6 p.m. pending any further developments. Coast Guard Rescue Coordination Center Guam watchstanders coordinated...

Coast Guard and Navy coordinate to rescue diver

An MH-60 Helicopter from Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron 25HONOLULU – Search and rescue coordinators from Coast Guard Sector Guam partnered with crewmembers from the Navy Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron-25 to save a missing diver off the eastern coast of Rota, near Alaguan Bay, Guam, Thursday. Coast Guard Sector Guam received a call Thursday from the Saipan Emergency Management Office concerning a...

Coast Guard suspends search for man swept from beach in Saipan

HAGATNA, Guam — The Coast Guard suspended their search Friday evening for an individual who was swept off-shore Wednesday afternoon near Tank Beach, Saipan. Search and rescue coordinators at Coast Guard Sector Guam received a distress call at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday informing them of a 24 year-old male who was swept off shore by a wave. Search and rescue coordinators contacted Navy Helicopter Sea Combat...