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The US Coast Guard cutter Kiska in Hilo Bay. Photo by Baron Sekiya | Hawaii 24/7

Coast Guard reopens ports in Hawaii, Kauai Counties as Olivia progresses

The Coast Guard Captain of the Port reopened commercial ports in Hawaii and Kauai Counties as of 9 a.m. Wednesday. Honolulu and Maui County port re-openings are dependent on the passage of Tropical Storm Olivia and assessments of any storm impacts. “One of the Coast Guard’s top priorities is the safety of life,” said Capt. […]

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The US Coast Guard cutter Kiska in Hilo Bay. Photo by Baron Sekiya | Hawaii 24/7

Coast Guard sets Kawaihae and Hilo Harbors to port condition ZULU

The Coast Guard Captain of the Port set port condition ZULU for the Hawaii and Maui, Honolulu County ports as of 8 a.m. Kauai County is expected to follow to port condition Zulu at 12 noon. All pleasure craft shall seek sheltered waters. The Captain of the Port is directing action by the maritime and […]

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The US Coast Guard cutter Kiska in Hilo Bay. Photo by Baron Sekiya | Hawaii 24/7

Coast Guard sets port condition YANKEE for Hilo and Kawaihae Harbors

The Coast Guard Captain of the Port set port condition YANKEE for Hawaii and Maui County ports as of 8 a.m. Sunday in advance of Hurricane Olivia. Honolulu and Kauai Counties remain in X-RAY status. Honolulu County will set port condition YANKEE at 6 p.m. Monday followed by Kauai County at 8 p.m. Monday. Hawaii […]

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The US Coast Guard cutter Kiska in Hilo Bay. Photo by Baron Sekiya | Hawaii 24/7

Coast Guard sets commercial port conditions to WHISKEY as Hurricane Olivia approaches

During Port heavy weather condition WHISKEY, gale force winds 39 mph are predicted to arrive within 72 hours. Ports Status is open to all commercial and recreational traffic. The public should monitor the progress and strength of the storm through local television, radio, and the Internet. Boaters can track its progress on VHF radio channel […]

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Young Brothers pier area at Hilo Harbor. Hawaii 24/7 File Photo

Coast Guard elevates Hawaii Island commercial ports to condition ZULU

Coast Guard sets port condition ZULU for Hawaii County, YANKEE for all other Hawaiian commercial ports ahead of Hurricane Lane Honolulu, HI Weather Forecast Office NWS Forecast Office Honolulu, HI Editors’ Note: Click on images to download high-resolution version. HONOLULU — The Coast Guard Captain of the Port set port condition ZULU for the Hawaii […]

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Hilo Harbor Pier 4 terminal.

Coast Guard elevates Hawaii Island ports to condition YANKEE

All pleasure craft shall seek sheltered waters. The Captain of the Port is directing action by the maritime and port community. All ocean-going vessels and barges 200 gross tons and above, without an approved application to remain in port, shall make preparations to depart port before the setting of port condition ZULU.

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US Coast Guard Cutter Joseph Gerczak. USCG Photo

Coast Guard sets Hawaii commercial ports to condition X-Ray ahead of Hurricane Lane

The Coast Guard Captain of the Port set port condition X-RAY for the Big Island ports and port condition WHISKEY for Oahu, Maui, Lanai, Molokai and Kauai ports as of 11 a.m. Monday in advance of Hurricane Lane. The public should monitor the progress and strength of the storm through local television, radio, and the […]

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Coast Guard investigating report of incident aboard lava tour boat off Hawaii Island

The Coast Guard is investigating a report of 12 people injured aboard a lava tour boat in Kapoho Bay, Big Island Monday. A Coast Guard investigator from Sector Honolulu is en route to investigate the incident. The safety zone currently stands at 300-meters (984 feet) with no exclusions.

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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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The 61-foot fishing vessel Princess Hawaii sinking over 400 miles northeast of Hawaii Island Sunday, March 25, 2018. Coast Guard Photo

Coast Guard locates eight people in life raft 400 miles north of Hawaii Island

A Coast Guard HC-130 Hercules aircrew from Air Station Barbers Point located a life raft with eight people aboard from the fishing vessel Princess Hawaii over 400 miles north of Hawaii Island, Sunday evening (March 25).

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US Coast Guard Cutter Joseph Gerczak. USCG Photo

Hawaii gets second of three 154-foot Coast Guard cutters

The Coast Guard Cutter Joseph Gerczak (WPC 1126), Hawaii’s second Sentinel-class cutter, was commissioned into service at Coast Guard Base Honolulu, Friday, March 9, 2018. Vice Adm. Fred M. Midgette, commander, Coast Guard Pacific Area, presided over the ceremony accepting the second of three 154-foot fast response cutters to be stationed in Hawaii. The cutter’s […]

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Coast Guard seeks mariner input for Pacific Seacoast study

The U.S. Coast Guard is seeking input from mariners for a study of navigation requirements in the Pacific Seacoast System. The Waterways Analysis and Management System study will review the short range Aids to Navigation system that covers American waterways from the Canadian border to the Mexican border and around Alaska, Hawaii and all U.S. […]

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The overturned 57-foot fishing vessel Jane, 110 miles southeast of Hawaii Island, Hawaii, Nov. 27, 2017. The six fishermen on board were rescued by the crew of the 70-foot fishing vessel VAK 2 and will be taken back to Hawaii where they will be met by emergency medical services and U.S. Customs and Border Protection. (U.S. Coast Guard photo/Released)

Six fishermen rescued 110 miles southeast of Hawaii Island

The Coast Guard, and good Samaritans rescued six fishermen from the 57-foot fishing vessel Jane, reportedly taking on water 110 miles southeast of the Big Island, Hawaii, Monday (Nov 27). The six fishermen were rescued by the crew of the 70-foot fishing vessel VAK 2 and are en route to Hawaii where they will be […]

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The Coast Guard is seeking the public’s help identifying the owner of an unmanned adrift, blue kayak off Maalaea Harbor, Maui, Oct. 22, 2017. Anyone with information that may help identify the owner of the kayak is asked to contact Sector Honolulu at 808-842-2600. (U.S. Coast Guard photo/Released)

Coast Guard seeks owner of kayak found off Maui Sunday (Oct 22)

The Coast Guard is seeking the public’s help identifying the owner of an unmanned and adrift blue kayak off Maalaea Harbor, Maui, Sunday. A 45-foot Response Boat-Medium boatcrew from Coast Guard Station Maui launched to search the area and Coast Guard Sector Honolulu issued an Urgent Marine Information Broadcast notice to mariners to keep a […]

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