Coast Guard, local agencies respond to vessel fire in American Samoa

Coast Guard, local agencies respond to vessel fire in American Samoa
HONOLULU — The Coast Guard is working with the American Samoa Department of Homeland Security and local agencies to respond to a fire aboard a fishing vessel in the port of Pago Pago, America Samoa Wednesday. The vessel was towed offshore to limit the impact to the port and residents of American Samoa. Additional Coast Guard responders and resources are en route and will work with the port partners,...

Coast Guard teams-up with Rotary Club of Kapolei against illiteracy in American Samoa schools

HONOLULU—Rotary Club of Kapolei and Coast Guard Air Station Barbers Point members will be delivering books and computers to schools in American Samoa to improve literacy and education at schools in American Samoa Wednesday. The Rotary Club collected more than 7,000 books to donate to schools throughout American...

American Samoa Coast Guard unit receives regional excellence award

SAN DIEGO – Marine Safety Detachment American Samoa received the Admiral John B. Hayes Award for Unit Excellence during the Coast Guard Foundation’s 26th Annual Pacific Area awards dinner in San Diego, Aug. 3, 2011. The awards dinner was held to recognize specific acts of outstanding heroism, leadership and mission achievement performed in the Pacific region. Information from the Coast Guard Foundation...

Coast Guard responds to grounded vessel near Matuu Bay

Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA – Coast Guardsmen from Marine Safety Detachment American Samoa responded to a grounded fishing vessel in the vicinity of Matuu Bay at 5:30 a.m., Thursday. The fishing vessel Inja ran aground on a reef approximately 100 yards offshore while returning from a fishing trip. Another ship in the area witnessed the grounding and notified the Coast Guard. The vessel’s owner has...

Rotary Club of Kapolei and Coast Guard team-up against illiteracy in American Samoa schools

Books and computers are loaded onto a C-130 for transfer to American Samoa. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer Angela Henderson. HONOLULU – Rotary Club of Kapolei and Coast Guard Air Station Barbers Point members will be delivering books and computers to schools in American Samoa to improve literacy and education at schools in American Samoa Wednesday. The Rotary Club collected more than...

Coast Guard crews participate in oil spill exercise near Keehi Lagoon

HONOLULU — U.S. Coast Guard crews from around the country participated in the first ever joint Boom Deployment Course here Friday near Keehi Lagoon.