Coast Guard releases findings of investigation into fatal 2008 rescue helicopter crash

HONOLULU — The U.S. Coast Guard released the results of its investigation here today into the loss of an HH-65 Dolphin rescue helicopter from Coast Guard Air Station Barbers Point approximately five miles south of Honolulu International Airport Sept. 4, 2008.

Good Samaritan saves two, starts tow of distressed vessel

HONOLULU — A Good Samaritan who responded to a fellow mariner’s distress call received some assistance from two U.S. Coast Guard vessels to make it back into port Monday.

Coast Guard small boat crew rescues stranded divers in high winds off Ewa Beach, Oahu

HONOLULU — A crew aboard a U.S. Coast Guard 47-foot motor lifeboat plucked three people from the water after their 14-foot pleasure craft capsized while they were diving two miles off Ewa Beach, Oahu, at approximately 10 a.m. Sunday.

U.S. Coast Guard to suspend search for missing pilot; releases identity

HONOLULU — U.S. Coast Guard search and rescue crews plan to suspend the search for a Coast Guard pilot missing after an HH-65 Dolphin helicopter crashed Thursday evening approximately five miles south of Honolulu International Airport. The pilot, Cmdr. Thomas Nelson, 42, of Staten Island, N.Y., went missing after the HH-65 crashed with three other crewmembers aboard during a training flight off...

UPDATE: Search continues for missing U.S. Coast Guard air crew member

HONOLULU — The U.S. Coast Guard continues to search the ocean south of Oahu today for one its own, a missing aviator from a Coast Guard HH-65 Dolphin helicopter which crashed Thursday. The search area extends 40 miles off shore and stretches 35 miles from Barbers Point to Diamond Head. Coast Guard and Honolulu Fire Department search crews have conducted more than 60 sorties, or missions, in the...

Coast Guard Identifies Air Crew of Downed HH-65 Rescue Helicopter

HONOLULU — The U.S. Coast Guard has identified three air crew members who lost their lives on a Thursday-evening training flight five miles south of Honolulu International Airport. The Coast Guard is continuing a search for the fourth crewmember. Co-pilot Lt. Cmdr. Andrew Wischmeier, rescue swimmer Petty Officer 1st Class David Skimin and flight mechanic Petty Officer 2nd Class Joshua Nichols...

Three killed in Coast Guard helicopter crash, one remains missing

HONOLULU —  Coast Guard spokesman Lt. John Titchen says that three members of the crew of an HH-65 helicopter from Air Station Barbers Point were killed when their helicopter crashed in waters about five miles south of Honolulu last night.  Another crewmember remains  missing. The helicopter crashed at 8:15 p.m. Thursday as the crew was conducting search and rescue drills with a 47-foot motor...

Coast Guard, Honolulu Fire Department Rescue 4 Off Maili Point, Oahu

HONOLULU (CG Public Affairs) – The U.S. Coast Guard responded Thursday morning to a distress call from four persons aboard a 19-foot pleasure craft approximately two miles off Maili Point, Oahu. The boat sank and all four persons are safely ashore. The four boaters called for help at 9:48 a.m. via cell phone and reported their boat was taking on water after it had been swamped by a wave. An air...