Coast Guard aircrew locates missing mariners

Coast Guard aircrew locates missing mariners
HONOLULU – A Coast Guard HC-130 Hercules aircraft crew from Air Station Barbers Point located the three missing mariners approximately 110 miles southwest of Tarawa, the Republic of Kiribati, at 3:30 p.m., Thursday. The aircrew located the 16-foot, white and blue skiff on radar within a search area approximately 2,531 miles from Honolulu. The Hercules crew dropped a canister filled with food, water,...

Coast Guard assisting in search for missing fishermen

Coast Guard assisting in search for missing fishermen
ONOLULU – The Coast Guard is assisting the Republic of Kiribati in the search for three fishermen on a skiff in the vicinity of Tarawa, Wednesday. The white and blue 16-foot skiff has three men aboard, two of them 55 years old and one 20-year old. The 16-foot skiff crew was transiting from Maiana Island to Tarawa Monday at approximately 2 p.m., Hawaiian Standard Time. The crew was reported overdue...

Coast Guard searching for missing mariner

HONOLULU – A Coast Guard aircrew piloting an HC-130 Hercules is searching for a man aboard a missing seven-foot aluminum skiff in the vicinity of Betio Island, Tarawa, Republic of Kiribati, Tuesday. Watchstanders in Joint Rescue Coordination Center Honolulu received a request from Rescue Coordination Center Nadi for assistance in searching for the 24-year-old mariner, Sunday. According to the report,...

Coast Guard assists in rescue of fishermen lost at sea for 3 days

HONOLULU – A Coast Guard aircrew piloting an HC-130 Hercules aircraft assisted in the rescue of three fishermen who had been missing for three days and found approximately 100 miles west of Tarawa, Kiribati Thursday. Watchstanders in Coast Guard Joint Rescue Coordination Center Honolulu received an official request from the government of the Republic of Kiribati to assist in the search for the missing...

Rescue crews search for 6 missing from Tarawa

USCG File Photo by Petty Officer Michael De NysHONOLULU – A Coast Guard search and rescue crew from Air Station Barbers Point has joined the search for six young people missing in an outrigger canoe in the Pacific Ocean Tuesday. Aboard the canoe were two men, age 19, four girls ages eight, nine, 12 and 14. The canoe was collecting palm leaves for roofing off the west coast of Tarawa. They were last...

Coast Guard cutter returns from innovative South Pacific law enforcement patrol

HONOLULU — The crew of the U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Rush, a 378-foot high endurance cutter home ported in Honolulu, returned home last week after a ground-breaking six-week law enforcement patrol through the South Pacific.