Coast Guard seeks help identifying owner of adrift kayak off Anini Beach, Kauai

Coast Guard seeks help identifying owner of adrift kayak off Anini Beach, Kauai
The Coast Guard is seeking the public’s help identifying the owner of an adrift kayak found off Anini Beach, Kauai, January 27, 2020. HONOLULU — The Coast Guard is seeking the public’s help identifying the owner of an adrift kayak found off Anini Beach, Kauai, Monday morning. Coast Guard Sector Honolulu watchstanders issued an Urgent Marine Information Broadcast notice to mariners to keep a sharp...

Coast Guard, partner agencies to conduct SAR exercise off Kauai, Thursday

Coast Guard, partner agencies to conduct SAR exercise off Kauai, Thursday
Coast Guard 45-foot Response Boat -Medium file photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Rob Lester) HONOLULU — The Coast Guard, Kauai Fire Department, Ocean Safety and Lifeguard Services and Kauai Police Department are scheduled to conduct a search and rescue exercise off Poipu, Kauai, Hawaii, Thursday. The exercise will take place on the water and in the air off Poipu with Coast Guard and local agencies...

Coast Guard rescues hikers from Na Pali Coast Trail, Kauai

Coast Guard rescues hikers from Na Pali Coast Trail, Kauai
HONOLULU – Two hikers are safe after being stranded overnight on the Na Pali Coast Trail and writing “SOS” in the sand of Kalalau Beach, Kauai. The hikers were hoisted to safety by an MH-65 Dolphin helicopter crew from Coast Guard Air Station Barbers Point and transported to awaiting EMS at Lihue Airport. They are reported to be in stable condition. The Dolphin crew was conducting training...

Coast Guard reopens port of Nawiliwili, Kauai

Coast Guard reopens port of Nawiliwili, Kauai
HONOLULU — The Coast Guard Captain of the Port reopened the port of Nawiliwili, Kauai, Sunday after finding no apparent obstructions in the water or hazards to safe navigation. On Friday evening, Tug Moana Holo and its deck barge Maka Ala ran aground near the entrance to Nawiliwili Harbor. During dive operations of the barge Maka Ala Sunday, a 30 by 15 foot skeg was discovered missing. To ensure...

Coast Guard closes port of Nawiliwili due to debris

Coast Guard closes port of Nawiliwili due to debris
HONOLULU — The Coast Guard Captain of the Port closed the port of Nawiliwili, Kauai, Sunday due to a possible obstruction in the water. On Friday evening, Tug Moana Holo and its deck barge Maka Ala ran aground near the entrance to Nawiliwili Harbor. During dive operations of the barge Maka Ala Sunday, a 30 by 15 foot skeg was discovered missing. A skeg is similar to a rudder, but is a fixed extension...

Coast Guard seeking public’s help in locating owner of boat found adrift near Kilauea Lighthouse

Coast Guard seeking public's help in locating owner of boat found adrift near Kilauea Lighthouse
HONOLULU — The Coast Guard is searching for a possible missing person approximately one mile offshore from Kilauea Lighthouse, Kauai, Tuesday. Watchstanders at the Coast Guard Sector Honolulu Command Center received notification from a good Samaritan at 1:20 p.m. of an adrift white inflatible boat. There are no missing persons or distress reports in the area. The Coast Guard is searching for a possible...

Coast Guard seeking information about disabled Napali Coast boater

Coast Guard seeking information about disabled Napali Coast boater
HONOLULU – The Coast Guard is seeking the public’s help in identifying two boaters who were seen in a possible distress situation off Kalalau Beach, Kauai Monday. The Coast Guard Sector Honolulu Command Center received a call at 6:30 p.m. from a concerned hiker who observed two people in a small inflatable boat with an outboard engine striking a reef just off the beach. The boaters then attempted...

54-year-old fisherman rescued after 230 pound Ahi capsizes his boat near Port Allen, Kauai

54-year-old fisherman rescued after 230 pound Ahi capsizes his boat near Port Allen, Kauai
HONOLULU — A 54-year-old man was rescued from his capsized vessel approximately 10 miles southwest of Port Allen, Kauai, Friday. Rescued was Anthony Wichman of Koloa, Kauai. Coast Guard Sector Honolulu received a distress call at 7:41 a.m., from Wichman’s spouse notifying watchstanders that her husband’s 14-foot Livingston boat was capsized south of Port Allen. Wichman was fishing in...

Coast Guard and AMVER partners assists vessel taking on water

HONOLULU — Coast Guard search and rescue crews here and Automated Mutual Assistance Vessel Rescue partners are assisting a vessel taking on water approximately 475 miles north of Kauai.