U.S. and Japan strengthen capabilities through joint exercise

U.S. and Japan strengthen capabilities through joint exercise
Ships from the U.S. Coast Guard and Japan Coast Guard conducted exercises near the Ogasawara Islands of Japan, Feb. 21, 2021. The U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Kimball and Japan Coast Guard Ship Akitsushima, two of the respective services’ newest and most capable vessels, operated alongside helicopters and unmanned aerial vehicles to practice interdicting foreign vessels operating illegally inside Japanese...

Coast Guard medevacs mariner from Wake Island

Coast Guard medevacs mariner from Wake Island
Air Station Barbers Point HC-130 Hercules airplane photo courtesy of the Coast Guard Cutter Kimball SANTA RITA, Guam — The Coast Guard medevaced a 51-year-old crewmember from the 211-foot Japanese-flagged fishing vessel Shoyo Maru 1,501 miles east of Guam on Wake Island, Tuesday. An Air Station Barbers Point HC-130 Hercules aircrew successfully transported the man from Wake Island to awaiting emergency...

Coast Guard Cutter Kimball joins search for missing mariner off Guam

Coast Guard Cutter Kimball joins search for missing mariner off Guam
Coast Guard Cutter Kimball file photo by Chief Petty Officer Sara Muir HONOLULU — The crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Kimball (WMSL 756) has joined the search for a missing mariner from the fishing vessel Miyamaru No. 18, 722 miles southwest of Guam. The mariner was last seen Sunday when he was witnessed attempting to swim between fishing vessels. Since then a search consisting of good Samaritans...

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.