Motor vessel connected to U.S. sanctions violations departs American Samoa

Motor vessel connected to U.S. sanctions violations departs American Samoa
HONOLULU — Following a five-month stay in the port of Pago Pago, American Samoa, the 580-foot motor vessel Wise Honest, a 17,061-ton, single-hull bulk carrier ship connected to U.S. sanctions violations departed under tow Monday. This action comes after an investigation by the Department of Justice and the sale of the ship in a Southern District of New York Federal Court-directed auction. The Coast...

Coast Guard Cutter Joseph Gerczak arrives in American Samoa on patrol

Coast Guard Cutter Joseph Gerczak arrives in American Samoa on patrol
The crew of USCGC Joseph Gerczak (WPC 1126) prepare to moor at the port of Pago Pago, American Samoa, Aug. 3, 2019.  (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Chief Petty Officer Sara Muir) PAGO PAGO, American Samoa — The Coast Guard Cutter Joseph Gerczak (WPC 1126) arrived in the Port of Pago Pago, Saturday. The crew is participating in Operation Aiga to conduct fisheries law enforcement and strengthen partnerships...

Coast Guard completes pollution response efforts in American Samoa

Coast Guard completes pollution response efforts  in American Samoa
Chief Warrant Officer Bryan Anderson from Coast Guard Sector Honolulu prevention and local contractors conduct a visual assessment for any threats of pollution aboard the 88-foot commercial fishing vessel Chui Zai Fa No. 1 grounded about 300-yards off Leone Bay, American Samoa, Feb. 12, 2018.  (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Tara Molle) PAGO PAGO, American Samoa — The Coast Guard...

Coast Guard reopens Port of Pago Pago, American Samoa following Tropical Cyclone Amos

Coast Guard reopens Port of Pago Pago, American Samoa following Tropical Cyclone Amos
HONOLULU — The Coast Guard has reopened the Port of Pago Pago following the passing of Tropical Cyclone Amos through American Samoa, Saturday. The Captain of the Port, working with federal, territory and industry partners, verified that channels are clear, infrastructure is intact and aids to navigation are on station and working properly. Commercial traffic and port operations may be resumed. googletag.cmd.push(function()...