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The Cospas-Sarsat satellite system uses a combination of different satellites to detect and locate emergency beacons. The satellites relay the distress signals from the emergency beacons to a network of ground stations and ultimately to the U.S. Mission Control Center in Suitland, Maryland. The USMCC processes the distress signal and alerts the appropriate search and rescue authorities to who is in distress and, more importantly, where they are located. U.S. Coast Guard graphic

Coast Guard recognizes 406 MHz Day, emergency locator beacon awareness

The Coast Guard recognizes 406 MHz Day and the importance of the use of emergency positioning indicating radio beacons in our maritime environment to save lives, Friday (April 6).

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Simulated casualty Cpl. Brad Rosati, a navigation aids technician with Air Traffic Control maintenance, Marine Corps Air Station Kaneohe Bay, climbs into the rescue basket of a Coast Guard Eurocopter HH-65 Dolphin helicopter during a joint-service aircraft mishap drill over Kaneohe Bay, Hawaii, Oct. 18. The drill simulated a CH-53D Sea Stallion helicopter crash over water, and allowed the joint-service team to exercise standard operating procedures for air and waterborne rescue operations.

Coast Guard suspends search for missing man near Ka‘alu‘alu Bay in Ka‘u

The Coast Guard suspended the active search Friday for a man in the water in the vicinity of Ka’alu’alu Bay on the Big Island. Shane Romena, 48, remains missing. “Our sincerest condolences go out to Romena’s family and friends during this difficult time,” said Senior Chief Brian Wear, a command duty officer at Coast Guard […]

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Simulated casualty Cpl. Brad Rosati, a navigation aids technician with Air Traffic Control maintenance, Marine Corps Air Station Kaneohe Bay, climbs into the rescue basket of a Coast Guard Eurocopter HH-65 Dolphin helicopter during a joint-service aircraft mishap drill over Kaneohe Bay, Hawaii, Oct. 18. The drill simulated a CH-53D Sea Stallion helicopter crash over water, and allowed the joint-service team to exercise standard operating procedures for air and waterborne rescue operations.

Search underway for missing fisherman near Kaalualu Bay in Ka‘u

Fire and Coast Guard crews spent a second day searching for a missing fisherman Tuesday (July 4) near the coastline of Ka‘alu‘alu Bay. The search resumed at daybreak with ground crews searching the shoreline areas, dive teams searching the water near the area where the fisherman fell into the ocean.

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A Coast Guard C-130 aircraft orbits over Hilo during the tsunami warning.

Coast Guard suspends search for sailor and boat lost in Pacific

The Coast Guard suspended the active search Thursday for a solo-sailor aboard the 36-foot sailing vessel Celebration last reported 1,800 miles southeast of Hilo, Hawaii. Richard Carr, 71, remains missing.

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Search on for possible missing fisherman in Hilo Bay near break wall

The Coast Guard and Honolulu County Fire Department are searching for a possible missing fisherman near the break wall in Hilo on the Big Island, Wednesday (Dec 14). Coast Guard aircrews from Air Station Barbers Point aboard an MH-65 Dolphin helicopter and an HC-130 Hercules airplane have been launched in addition to the USCGC Galveston […]

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Spirit of Kona aground and sinking fronting Kailua Estates subdivision near Old Kona Airport Park Sunday, July 24, 2016. Photo via USCG

Boat ‘Spirit of Kona’ runs aground and sinks near Old Kona Airport Park

The vessel reportedly has a maximum pollution potential of 600 gallons of diesel fuel aboard, commercial batteries and 19.5 gallons of hydraulic and lube oils.

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The mother of Sidney Uemoto checks on her daughter following her daughter's rescue nine miles off Kona, Hawaii, July 15, 2016. Uemoto and David McMahon were both rescued by a Coast Guard MH-65 Dolphin helicopter crew following an expansive joint search by Navy, Royal New Zealand air force, U.S. Air Force and Coast Guard crews. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Lt. Cmdr. Kevin Cooper)

Survivors of plane ditched off Kona are rescued Friday morning (July 15)

Plane crash survivors rescued at 11:35 a.m. Friday (July 15) about nine miles north of the Kona International Airport about a mile and half offshore.

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Coast Guard, Navy responding to report of downed aircraft

The Coast Guard and Navy responded Thursday (July 14) to a report of a downed aircraft off the Kona Coast. Searching late Thursday were HC-130 Hercules airplane crews and MH-65 Dolphin helicopter crews from Air Station Barbers Point with a Navy MH-60R helicopter crew from the USS Chung Hoon (DDG-93).

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Search for missing diver off Puako suspended Saturday (Feb 20)

The Coast Guard and Hawaii County Fire Department suspended the search Saturday for missing 69-year-old Diana Wolking presumed swept out to sea while diving near Puako Beach, Big Island.

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Search underway for missing diver off Puako

The Coast Guard and Hawaii County Fire Department are searching for a missing diver off Puako Beach, Big Island, Wednesday. Missing is 69-year-old Diana Wolking. Wolking was last seen wearing a black rash guard, black and white bikini bottom with a scuba tank and black fins. An MH-65 Dolphin helicopter crew from Air Station Barbers […]

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Coast Guard seeks owner of green kayak found off Kapoho Bay

The Coast Guard is seeking the public’s help in identifying the owner of an adrift green kayak spotted 19 miles southwest of Kapoho Bay, Big Island, Tuesday. The kayak remains adrift at this time, to be recovered later as crews continue their existing searches. Anyone with information that may help identify the owner of the […]

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US Coast Guard Marine Protector class 87-foot coastal patrol boat 'Ahi' out of Honolulu, Hawaii

Search is suspended for missing freediver off Kohala Coast

The Dolphin helicopter crew arrived on scene and located a submerged dive light, but it was undetermined if the diver was in the area of the light when it was sighted. Hawaii County Fire Department divers have since recovered the light and a fishing spear, but the diver remains missing.

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Crew members aboard Coast Guard Cutter Kiska pose with a distressed kayaker rescued from sea approximately 19 miles northeast of Kohala, Big Island, Jan. 14, 2015. The 38-year-old man left Maui en route Big Island when he became lost and called for assistance using his cell phone. Photo courtesy USCG

Coast Guard rescues kayaker paddling from Maui to Big Island lost in vog

The kayaker was en route Big Island from Maui when he reportedly lost sight of the island due to volcanic smog and drifted off course.

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Teen still missing after Hapuna cliff jumping at Hapuna

Hawaii 24/7 Staff A teenager remained missing late Monday after jumping Sunday from a cliff at Hapuna Beach Park. The 13-year-old boy, wearing a black shirt and tan shorts, with friends when he reportedly jumped off a 15-foot cliff and never resurfaced. At 10:21 a.m. Sunday, county fire crews notified the Coast Guard Sector Honolulu […]

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