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, good Samaritan vessel rescue 21 from burning boat

 Coast Guard, good Samaritan vessel rescue 21 from burning boat
HONOLULU – Twenty-one people are safe after being rescued from a burning boat 230 miles south of Jarvis Island, Saturday. Watchstanders at the Joint Rescue Coordination Center received a distress alert from an emergency position indicating radio beacon (EPIRB) at 2 a.m. JRCC determined the EPIRB belonged to Kiribati-flagged, 140-foot fishing vessel Betty C. JRCC issued a safetynet broadcast to...

Coast Guard JRCC watchstanders coordinate Pacific rescue efforts

Coast Guard JRCC watchstanders coordinate Pacific rescue efforts
Story by Staff Sgt. Chris Hubenthal, Defense Media Activity – Hawaii News Bureau JOINT RESCUE COORDINATION CENTER, Hawaii – U.S. Coast Guard watchstanders operating out of the Joint Rescue Coordination Center coordinated a rescue operation after receiving a distress call May 2 at approximately 8:30 a.m. U.S. Coast Guardsmen Lt. Jason Hagen, JRCC command duty officer, Lt. Craig Dente, JRCC...

Coast Guard conducts long-range medevac

Coast Guard conducts long-range medevac
HONOLULU – The Coast Guard conducted a long range medevac of a mariner in distress from a fishing vessel in a remote region of the South Pacific Tuesday. Watchstanders at the Joint Rescue Coordination Center in Honolulu received a call from the vessel agent, Tri Marine Group, requesting assistance in transporting a crewmember to emergency medical services. A 36-year-old Panamanian man aboard the...