Coast Guard responds to busy holiday weekend in Hawaii and the Pacific

Coast Guard responds to busy holiday weekend in Hawaii and the Pacific
HONOLULU — The Coast Guard responded to several cases in the Hawaiian Islands, American Samoa and Guam over Presidents Day weekend. The cases range from a passenger-ferry taking on water in American Samoa to vessels in distress in Hawaii and Guam and beachgoers swept out to sea off Maui. The Coast Guard handles around 900 cases annually in the region. “Our crews are always ready to respond to any...

Responders determine cause of flooding on vessel in American Samoa

Responders determine cause of flooding on vessel in American Samoa
HONOLULU — Responders have located and addressed the cause of flooding on the 145-foot passenger-ferry Sili in Pago Pago, Sunday. A salvage dive team located a two-inch diameter hole on the port side of the engineroom and applied a temporary patch. The vessel is no longer taking on water. Any pollution from the incident has been recovered or dissipated. Containment booms will remain in place, and...