Coast Guard reopens ports in wake of tsunami

USCG File PhotoGUAM – U.S. Coast Guard Sector Guam rescue crews worked through the night Friday and into the morning Saturday to close, assess, and reopen the ports of Guam, Saipan, Tinian, and Rota after devastating earthquake in Japan, Friday. Crews verified the waterways were safe for use and reopened all major ports for boating traffic within two-and-a-half hours of sunrise Saturday. Damage...

Coast Guard in Guam suspends search for missing swimmer in Saipan, coordinates rescue of 2 hikers

GUAM – Coast Guard Sector Guam suspended their search and rescue operation Saturday in Saipan for a swimmer who was reported missing at noon, Friday offshore off the Aqua Resort. Upon notification of the missing swimmer on Friday, Sector Guam’s search and rescue coordinators requested assistance from the Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron 25, Saipan’s Department of Public Safety-Boating Safety...

Coast Guard crews modernize aids to navigation in Tanapag Harbor, Saipan

TANAPAG HARBOR, Saipan – The crew of the U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Sequoia, a 225-foot buoy tender homeported in Guam, completed a recent modernization of Saipan’s aids to navigation.