Search and rescue partners respond to false activation of EPIRB on Saipan

Search and rescue partners respond to false activation of EPIRB on Saipan
A U.S. Navy MH-60S Knighthawk helicopter crew use a handheld Direction Finder on Saipan to home in on an Emergency Position Indicating Radio Beacon signal on Sept. 6, 2022.  (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Senior Chief Petty Officer Brian Koji). SANTA RITA, Guam — Multiple local, federal, and maritime partners responded to an Emergency Position Indicating Radio Beacon, or EPIRB, activating Saipan on...

U.S., Japan Coast Guards and Navy rescue fisherman off Guam

U.S., Japan Coast Guards and Navy rescue fisherman off Guam
fishing vessel Fukuichimaru No. 83 SANTA RITA, Guam — Members of the U.S. Coast Guard, Japan Coast Guard, and U.S. Navy rescued a mariner aboard a fishing vessel south of Guam. On Tuesday, June 7, 2022, U.S. Coast Guard Forces Micronesia/Sector Guam’s Joint Rescue Sub-Center (JRSC) received a report of a 55-year old male experiencing severe abdominal pain aboard the fishing vessel Fukuichimaru...

Coast Guard, Navy medevac crewmember from fishing vessel off Guam

Coast Guard, Navy medevac crewmember from fishing vessel off Guam
U.S. Navy Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron 25 MH-60 Seahawk helicopter file photo by Photographer’s Mate Airman James R. Evans SANTA RITA, Guam — The Coast Guard and Navy medevaced a 61-year-old crewmember from the 252-foot Taiwanese-flagged fishing vessel Sheng Hong 149 miles south of Guam, Friday. A Navy Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron 25 MH-60 Seahawk helicopter aircrew successfully hoisted...

Coast Guard, local partners save 2 from disabled vessel off Guam

Coast Guard, local partners save 2 from disabled vessel off Guam
A Coast Guard Station Apra Harbor 45-foot Response Boat – Medium. USCG File Photo SANTA RITA, Guam — The Coast Guard, Guam Fire Department, and U.S. Navy rescued two people by locating and towing their disabled vessel into Hagåtña Boat Basin, Tuesday. “This is a great example of the importance of local agency training and partnerships,” said Petty Officer 1st Class Brandon Kuechenberg,...

Coast Guard suspends active search for missing fisherman off Saipan

Coast Guard suspends active search for missing fisherman off Saipan
A Coast Guard Station Apra Harbor 45-fooot Response Boat – Medium.. USCG File Photo HONOLULU — The Coast Guard has suspended the active search for a missing fisherman who was reported overdue from a fishing trip off the eastern coast of Saipan, Thursday. Lito Aguilar, 50, remains missing. “Making the decision to suspend a search is never an easy one,” said Lt. Cmdr. Joshua Blocker, a command...

Coast Guard, Navy, DPS searching for fisherman off Saipan

Coast Guard, Navy, DPS searching for fisherman off Saipan
USCG File Photo HONOLULU — The Coast Guard is currently searching for a 50-year-old Filipino man who was reported overdue Wednesday from a fishing trip off the eastern coast of Saipan. Missing is Lito Aguilar. Watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector Guam Command Center received a report from a concerned neighbor at 6:56 p.m. Wednesday. The neighbor stated that Aguilar usually departs from Sugar Dock,...

U.S., New Zealand conduct international engagement near Guam

U.S., New Zealand conduct international engagement near Guam
APRA HARBOR, Guam — Coast Guardsmen and sailors from the U.S. Navy’s Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron – 25 (HSC-25), joined with members of the Royal New Zealand Navy in an international exchange off the coast of Guam Thursday. Prior to its scheduled port call in Guam, the frigate HMNZS Te Mana rendezvoused with the U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Assateague, and an SH-60 helicopter from HSC-25 in...

Coast Guard, Navy coordinating medical evacuation near Saipan

Apra Harbor, GUAM – The Coast Guard and U.S. Navy are preparing for a medical evacuation of an injured crewmember from a 570-foot cargo ship near Saipan, Sunday. The master of the motor vessel Sikyon contacted Coast Guard Sector Guam Saturday requesting a medical evacuation for a 57-year-old crewmember. The crewmember reportedly fell aboard the vessel and two days later began to develop other complications....

Coast Guard in Guam suspends search for missing swimmer in Saipan, coordinates rescue of 2 hikers

GUAM – Coast Guard Sector Guam suspended their search and rescue operation Saturday in Saipan for a swimmer who was reported missing at noon, Friday offshore off the Aqua Resort. Upon notification of the missing swimmer on Friday, Sector Guam’s search and rescue coordinators requested assistance from the Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron 25, Saipan’s Department of Public Safety-Boating Safety...