Coast Guard continues searching for missing man off American Samoa

Coast Guard continues searching for missing man off American Samoa
PAGO PAGO, American Samoa – Coast Guard and local agencies continue to search for a man who went missing in a plane crash near Pago Pago Tuesday night. Search efforts for 58-year-old Babar Suleman continued throughout the day and suspended Thursday night due to decreased visibility. The search resumed Friday morning and will continue throughout the day. The Coast Guard Joint Rescue Coordination...

Search and rescue tech. Oceania

Search and rescue tech. Oceania
by Petty Officer 2nd Class Eric J. Chandler A human silhouette is outlined by the light of a cell phone, as theatre patrons shift their attention towards the disturbance. The user’s eyes scan messaging with expression of concern, reading of a boating accident and a lone mariner’s single call for help. This story begins as a first responder moves towards the green exit sign, departing his liberty...

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...

Search continues for missing fisherman off Oahu’s south shore

HONOLULU – Coast Guard and Honolulu Fire Department crews continue to search for an overdue mariner aboard a 19-foot white and green pleasure craft reported overdue from a fishing trip off the southern coast of Oahu Sunday. Kon Wai Young, a 53-year-old local fisherman, reportedly went out on a fishing trip aboard his vessel Saturday. When he failed to return at sunset family members searched the...