Unified Command concludes response operations after tug sinks off Oahu

Unified Command concludes response operations after tug sinks off Oahu
HONOLULU — The Coast Guard, Department of Health and responsible party Unified Command is transitioning from response operations to an ongoing monitoring and response readiness posture Sunday, after the 95-foot towing vessel Nalani, with 75,000 gallons of diesel fuel sank off Barbers Point Harbor, Oahu, Thursday in 2,200 feet of water. Shoreline and near-shore assessments indicate no sheening or...

Coast Guard establishes unified command to respond to tug sinking off Oahu

Coast Guard establishes unified command to respond to tug sinking off Oahu
HONOLULU — The Coast Guard, Department of Health and responsible party have established a Unified Command, Friday, in response to the 95-foot towing vessel Nalani that sank off Barbers Point Harbor, Oahu. An MH-65 Dolphin helicopter crew from Coast Guard Air Station Barbers Point conducted an initial overflight Friday morning of the sinking location and from Barbers Point, north to Nanakuli and...

11 people rescued after ship sinks off Oahu

11 people rescued after ship sinks off Oahu
HONOLULU — Eleven people are safe after a 95-foot towing vessel sank approximately two and half miles west of Barbers Point Harbor, Oahu, Thursday. Watchstanders at the Coast Guard Sector Honolulu command center received a call at 3:13 p.m., via VHF Channel 16 from the pilot aboard the towing vessel Nalani stating their vessel was taking on water and they were in danger of sinking. Coast Guard crew...