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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.

Crews search for missing freediver off the Kohala Coast Tuesday (Nov 13)

Coast Guard and Hawaii County Fire Department crews are searching for a missing free diver off Kohala, Big Island, Tuesday. “We are currently searching for Guy Hermogila,” said Sam Gardner, a Sector Honolulu search and rescue coordinator. “It was reported to us he was last known to be free diving off Black Point, Kohala, last […]

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The Coast Guard, with an embarked disaster medical assistance team, conducted a medical evacuation of an ill 37-year-old woman from Hilo to Honolulu in the early morning Oct. 20, 2018. Personnel at the Coast Guard Joint Rescue Coordination Center received a request from the Hawaii State Department of Health Hawaii County late Oct. 19 to transport the woman to a higher level of medical care. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Lt. Eric Ferree/Released)

Coast Guard medevacs woman from Hilo to Honolulu aboard HC-130 aircraft

The Coast Guard HC-130 Hercules aircrew, with an embarked Kalawao Rescue Medical Assistance Team, took the woman aboard in Hilo and safely transferred her to awaiting emergency medical personnel at Barbers Point. They then further transferred her to Queens Medical Center for treatment.

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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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