Coast Guard lends expertise to Navy Coastal Riverine Force at RIMPAC

Coast Guard lends expertise to Navy Coastal Riverine Force at RIMPAC
PEARL HARBOR, Hawaii – Members of the U.S. Coast Guard, assigned to the Navy’s Coastal Riverine Force (CRF) are participating in Rim of the Pacific (RIMPAC) 2014 Exercise from June 26 to Aug. 1, in and around the Hawaiian Islands. The Coast Guard and Navy have a long history of cooperation within the CRF community. The joint structure of these units provides the Navy with operators who are...

Flares prompt rescue of sailboat aground off Waikiki

HONOLULU – Two mariners are safe after their sailboat ran aground and they fired two distress flares approximately 400 yards off Fort DeRussy at approximately 6:40 p.m., Monday. The Star of Honolulu contacted watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector Honolulu via VHF channel 16 after spotting two red flares. Two nearby 25-foot Response Boat-Small crews from Marine Safety and Security Team Honolulu diverted...

Search for missing U.S. Coast Guard aviator to continues

HONOLULU — Search crews from U.S. Coast Guard units in Hawaii continued the search for one of their own overnight Friday, Sept. 5. A Coast Guard HH-65 Dolphin rescue helicopter crashed Thursday night five miles south of Honolulu International Airport. Coast Guard search crews aboard the 87-foot patrol boat Kittiwake, aboard two HH-65s from Air Station Barbers Point and aboard two 25-foot small...