Coast Guard, Royal Australian Navy assist sailing crew in distress off Oahu

Coast Guard, Royal Australian Navy assist sailing crew in distress off Oahu
Coast Guard Station Honolulu 45-foot Response Boat-Medium file photo. HONOLULU — The Coast Guard and Royal Australian navy responded to a distress call from the crew of a demasted sailing vessel off Makapu’u Point, Saturday. A Coast Guard Station Honolulu 45-foot Response Boat-Medium crew towed the vessel to Kaneohe Bay. There were four boaters aboard the sailboat, and there are no reports of injuries. At...

Coast Guard, Navy respond to boat grounding off Niihau Island

Coast Guard, Navy respond to boat grounding off Niihau Island
An MH-60S Sea Hawk helicopter assigned to the “Black Knights” of Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron (HSC) 4 flies near the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70). (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Matthew Granito) HONOLULU – The U.S. Coast Guard and U.S. Navy responded Friday to a vessel in distress on the northern side of Niihau Island. A Coast Guard...

Coast Guard Cutter Bertholf makes Veteran’s Day Return from 144-day Multi-Mission Patrol

Coast Guard Cutter Bertholf makes Veteran’s Day Return from 144-day Multi-Mission Patrol
ALAMEDA – The Coast Guard Cutter Bertholf is scheduled to return home to Alameda, Calif., on Veteran’s Day Nov. 11, at 10 a.m., following a 144-day deployment. The nation’s first National Security Cutter set sail June 20 for Hawaii to participate in the world’s largest naval exercise, Rim of the Pacific 2012. RIMPAC’s mission is to increase interoperability between Pacific Rim armed forces...

Coast Guard rescue crews launch to assist ill fisherman

HONOLULU — Crewmembers aboard the U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Rush, homported in Honolulu, are en route to assist an ill crewmember aboard a fishing vessel 500 nautical miles southwest of Oahu, Wednesday.

Interoperability the Key for U.S. and Foreign Units Completing RIMPAC Exercises

By Lt. Brian Murphy HONOLULU – The U.S. Coast Guard participated in a search and rescue exercise with the U.S. Navy and South Korea and Japan Aug. 5 as part of Rim of the Pacific Exercises 2008, organized by the U.S. Navy. The three nation exercise, coordinated by the USS Lake Erie, took place approximately 80 miles south of Kauai. The Japanese Defense Forces vessel Haruna, the Republic of South...