Coast Guard, partners rescue 8 from missing fishing vessel north of Palau

Coast Guard, partners rescue 8 from missing fishing vessel north of Palau
HONOLULU – The U.S. Coast Guard, U.S. Air Force and good Samaritans aboard the AMVER (Automated Mutual Assistance Vessel Rescue System) vessel Isl Star rescued eight mariners aboard the 60-foot Indonesian-flagged fishing vessel KM Aleluya (previously reported as Hallelujar) approximately 172 miles northwest of Palau, Tuesday. “This is a great example of why teamwork is so vital to search...

Coast Guard Cutter Alex Haley returns from 90-day North Pacific Guard patrol

Coast Guard Cutter Alex Haley returns from 90-day North Pacific Guard patrol
Coast Guard Cutter Alex Haley’s boarding team stands atop a 5.6 mile driftnet found aboard the fishing vessel Run Da in the North Pacific Ocean, June 16, 2018.  U.S. Coast Guard photo by Lt. Jerry Wong. KODIAK, Alaska – The crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Alex Haley returned to Kodiak Wednesday, following a 90-day deployment patrolling more than 18,000 nautical miles throughout the Pacific Ocean,...

Coast Guard hosts international exercise

PORT ANGELES, Wash. – The Coast Guard is hosting North Pacific Coast Guard Forum member nations at a multi-lateral, multi-mission exercise through Thursday, here and in Seattle.

U.S., Japan Guardians join forces for search and rescue exercise

Crews from the U.S. and Japan Coast Guard completed a rare but important multi-agency training exercise on the island of Oahu May 26. The exercise simulated the interaction between the two services during a rescue at sea and offered both agencies the opportunity to familiarize themselves with their counterparts’ operating procedures.