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Coast Guard and Army personnel are responding to a report of a downed Army UH-60 Black Hawk helicopter with five crew aboard approximately two miles west of Kaena Point, Oahu, Wednesday. Responding are: * HC-130 Hercules airplane aircrew from Coast Guard Air Station Barbers Point * MH-65 Dolphin helicopter aircrew from Coast Guard Air Station Barbers Point * Coast Guard Cutter Ahi (WPB 87364) and crew, an 87-foot patrol boat homeported in Honolulu * 45-foot Response Boat-Medium boatcrew from Coast Guard Station Honolulu * UH-60 Black Hawk helicopter aircrew from Wheeler Army Airfield * Shore patrol and a boatcrew from Honolulu Fire Department A debris field was spotted near Kaena Point by the Coast Guard Hercules and Army Black Hawk aircrews at 11:28 p.m. Tuesday. Responders are currently searching for the five missing aircrewmen. Watchstanders at the Coast Guard Joint Rescue Command Center in Honolulu received a call at 10:08 p.m. Tuesday from personnel at Wheeler Army Airfield stating they lost communications with one of their UH-60 Black Hawk aircrews. Watchstanders issued an urgent marine information broadcast and directed the launch of response assets. More information will be provided as it becomes available. To view the press release, visit: goo.gl/WNp57E
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SEALiously a great day in the office! Personnel from the Coast Guard 14th District, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration and The Marine Mammal Center have partnered to transport a rehabilitated monk seal from Kona to Honolulu aboard a Coast Guard HC-130 Hercules airplane Wednesday for further transport to her original home in the wild. "This is one of our 11 statutory missions and it's a great one because it's part of our living marine resources program and it allows us to be not only an enforcement arm for the protection of our natural resources but also to help with conservation," said Eric Roberts, marine resource specialist, Coast Guard 14th District. "This is a unique opportunity for the Coast Guard to play a part in the recovery of this critically endangered species." This collaboration has successfully rehabilitated and released more than 15 young Hawaiian monk seals and become a critical piece in the monk seal recovery plan now in its 10th year. The Coast Guard transports six marine mammals on average each year in conjunction with other missions such as necessary training flights. Read more here: goo.gl/mdHHDe
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Joint medevac... A 55-year-old crewman from the research vessel Kilo Moana arrived safely to Honolulu Tuesday following a joint medevac conducted by the Coast Guard and Navy 175 miles northeast of Kaneohe Bay. "This case illustrates the importance of our partnership with the Navy and the value of hoist capable helicopters to conduct medevacs so far offshore, allowing us to deliver mariners to a higher level of medical care in the shortest amount of time possible," said Lt. j.g. Tim Lae, of Coast Guard Joint Rescue Coordination Center in Honolulu. A Navy MH-60 Seahawk crew from HSM-37 Easyriders hoisted the crewman aboard and safely delivered him in stable condition to emergency medical personnel at Kaneohe Bay at 6:17 p.m. He was further transported by ambulance to Queens Medical Center. A Coast Guard HC-130 Hercules aircrew from U.S. Coast Guard Airsta Barbers Point flew cover and provided additional communications for the Seahawk crew. More: https://goo.gl/iAG7aV #SAR U.S. Pacific Command U.S. Navy United States Coast Guard U.S. Coast Guard Pacific Area U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) Department of Homeland Security RV Kilo Moana (T-AGOR-26) U.S. Pacific Fleet Commander, U.S. Third Fleet
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A final return home... Members of U.S. Coast Guard Airsta Barbers Point and the Defense POW / MIA Accounting Agency took great care in returning the remains, believed to be military personnel, to U.S. soil this week. These remains were identified by the DPAA team after 75 years in the Solomon Islands. Work by DPAA teams continues worldwide to locate fallen service members on battlefields and in cemeteries from multiple wars and conflicts with the ultimate goal of returning them to their families. The transfer these unidentified remains was conducted by the Coast Guard HC-130 Hercules crew following the observance of the 75th Anniversary of the Battle of Guadalcanal at Point Cruz. They were brought back to DPAA’s Oahu facility for further care and attempted identification. Of the 16 million Americans who served in World War II, more than 400,000 died during the war. Today more than 73,000 of those who died remain missing including 558 Coast Guardsmen. For more information on the DPAA program visit: http://www.dpaa.mil (U.S. Coast Guard photos by Petty Officer 2nd Class Tara Molle/Released) U.S. Pacific Command U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) U.S. Coast Guard U.S. Coast Guard Pacific Area Department of Homeland Security U.S. Marine Corps U.S. Army Pacific Marines U.S. Embassy - Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea #WWII #PacificBattles #Guadalcanal #Sacrifice #ServicetoNation
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Honor, respect, devotion to duty... Rear Adm. Donna Cottrell, Director of Joint Interagency Task Force West, salutes with fellow Coast Guardsmen after laying a a wreath during a memorial ceremony to commemorate the 75th Anniversary of Guadalcanal at U.S. Memorial Skyline Hill, in Honiara, Guadalcanal, Solomon Islands, Aug. 7. During World War II, the Coast Guard provided critical skill sets to combatant commanders delivering U.S. forces to island after island as they hopped across the Pacific. The Guadalcanal Campaign, also known as the Battle of Guadalcanal and codenamed Operation Watchtower was a military campaign fought between Aug. 7, 1942, and Feb. 9, 1943, on and around the island of Guadalcanal in the Pacific theater of World War II. It was the first major offensive by Allied forces against the Empire of Japan. As part of the ceremony, a row of crows from 1st class petty officers aboard the Coast Guard Cutter Munro (WMSL 755), were placed on Signalman First Class Douglas Munro's memorial, after a memorial service. Munro, the Coast Guard’s only Medal of Honor recipient, received the nation’s highest military award posthumously for his actions Sept. 27, 1942, at Point Cruz. Munro was the officer-in-charge of 24 Higgins boats engaged in the evacuation of a battalion of Marines, including Marine Corps Gen. Chesty Puller, who was a colonel at the time. Commandant of the Marine Corps Gen. Robert B. Neller, spoke and laid a wreath on behalf of the Marine Corps during the service. Read more about Munro at: https://goo.gl/mXLmNt (U.S. Coast Guard photos by Petty Officer 2nd Class Tara Molle/Released) #OTD #UltimateSacrifice #DevotiontoDuty #WWII #PacificBattles #CG227 U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) U.S. Pacific Command U.S. Marine Corps Pacific Marines
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We're so excited to be on Maui at the HCRA State Championships! Good luck to all the outrigger canoe paddlers. Interested in a career on the water? Come see us today! We are all from Hawaii and look forward to talking story with you. Or call 808-486-8677 if you are in Hawaii, Guam, American Samoa or the greater Pacific. #GoCoastGuard #WeAreHiring #Recruiting
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What could make a better day than celebrating the Coast Guard's 227th birthday on Aloha Friday?! Nothing! Today, shipmates from across the Coast Guard's 14th District got together with their families to soak up the beautiful Hawaiian sun and sand!
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This year marks the centennial of the Diamond Head Lighthouse! The Coast Guard has been standing the watch in Hawaii for over 100 years and Diamond Head Lighthouse has served as a beacon to bring mariners safely back into port!
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The Coast Guard continues to enforce the temporary Kamokuna Lava Delta Safety Zone for the navigable waters surrounding the Kilauea Volcano active lava flow entry into the Pacific Ocean on the southeast side of the Big Island, Hawai’i. More Here: goo.gl/P1HwSS
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Audio Available: The Coast Guard and crews from the Honolulu Fire Department rescued a man after his kayak began taking on water a half mile off Kaena Point today. "We can't stress enough the importance of having proper equipment and being prepared when out to sea", said Petty Officer 1st Class Ashley Labarr, a watchstander at Sector Honolulu. “This kayaker is a model example of being prepared. Having the radio and PLB with him made communications and locating him significantly faster and easier. Who knows how this case would have played out if he had neither. By using the beacon on the PLB we were able to locate him almost immediately upon arriving in the area, less than an hour after his distress call.” Read more Here: goo.gl/XEq32r
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We're in our second week to honor the Centennial of Diamond Head Lighthouse on Aug. 5! Reason II: What makes Diamond Head Light special? Ties to the original Hawaiians - The land has ties back to the pre-contact Hawaiians and was originally Royal Government land. Pacific Icon - It is an icon in the Pacific, being views from top of Diamond Head, to being the finish line for the Transpac Sailing Race to even being seen on the old AND new Hawaii Five-0 and other TV shows and movies! Still in operational use! - Locals still use it as a navigation point/reference whether surfing or boating. It is critical to safe navigation into the Port of Honolulu. Stay tuned next week when we share more information on the history of Diamond Head Lighthouse! (Historical photos circa 1960) #DHL100 #Centennial #ATON #CG227 #History
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Did you catch us on the news yesterday? Petty Officer 2nd Class Mark Litton from Coast Guard Station Honolulu spoke with KHON2 News on why it's so important for you to properly label your equipment. Click on the link to see the full interview! #operationpaddlesmart
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Strength in unity... July 21 marks the 73rd anniversary of Guam Liberation Day. Here's some great imagery shared by our fellow military crews from Andersen Air Force Base in Yigo, Guam from the Liberation Day parade. (Photos courtesy of Andersen Air Force Base, Guam) #Guam #LiberationDay --------------------------------------------------------------------------------- The men and women of Andersen Air Force Base are grateful to commemorate the 73rd anniversary of one of the greatest days in Guam's history - Liberation Day. This year's theme, "Strength in Unity," serves to remind us that peace was not just won here on July 21, 1944; it was won every single day that has passed in the 73 years solely because of the unassailable spirit ingrained in the citizens who have lived, fought and died here. We join the citizens of Guam and our fellow service members today to collectively reaffirm our responsibilities to ensure that freedom, peace and security reign on this island and throughout the Pacific Region for the next 73 years.
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Today we remember Lt. James Crotty who gave his life in service to his country and the Philippines 75 years ago. In World War II one Coast Guardsman stood with the Navy, Marines, Army and local armed forces in the Philippines to hold back the Japanese as they sought to overtake the Pacific. Crotty was a young lieutenant from Buffalo, New York, and a 1934 graduate of the Coast Guard Academy who helped command a Navy vessel, scuttled a submarine, swept mines, served as adjutant, led Marines and soldiers defending Corregidor and held the line to the last. Lt. Crotty is single handedly responsible for the inclusion of the Philippine Defense Battle Streamer adorning the Coast Guard ensign and should be widely known for his bravery, his willingness to serve his fellow man and his enduring positivity in the face of defeat, loss and ultimate sacrifice. #CG227 #CGWWII75 #PacificBattles #USCG #WWII #Valor #History #CGHeroes Read the full story: https://goo.gl/BMniDE U.S. Pacific Command U.S. Pacific Fleet U.S. Army Pacific Pacific Marines U.S. Coast Guard U.S. Coast Guard Pacific Area U.S. Coast Guard Academy U.S. Embassy, Manila Philippines Tanod Baybayin ng Pilipinas Bataan-Corregidor Memorial Foundation, Inc. Corregidor Historic Society American Battle Monuments Commission Manila American Cemetery
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In honor of the Centennial of Diamond Head Lighthouse, which is fast approaching on Aug. 5, we are sharing three reasons why Diamond Head is so unique and special to Oahu. Reason I: Lighthouses & the Coast Guard Why lighthouses? The two main purposes of a lighthouse are to serve as a navigational aid and to warn boaters of dangerous areas. Think of it as a traffic sign for the sea! The U.S. Lighthouse Service, also known as the Bureau of Lighthouses, was the agency of the U.S. government and the general lighthouse authority from the time of its creation in 1910 as the successor of the U.S. Lighthouse Board until July 7, 1939, when it was merged into the U.S. Coast Guard. It was responsible for the upkeep and maintenance of all lighthouses and light-vessels in the United States. How do aids to navigation help the Hawaiian way of life? The Hawaiian phrase for a lighthouse is 'hale ipukukui.' With the increased amount of commercial traffic calling at the Port of Honolulu, a lookout was established in 1878 on the seaward slopes of Diamond Head for spotting and reporting incoming vessels. John Charles Petersen, a mariner born in Sweden, was the first watchman at the station. After his arrival in Hawaii, Petersen married a local girl who sadly died just four months after the birth of their daughter Melika. 'Diamond Head Charlie' raised his daughter at the isolated station, where he served for 30 years until his death in 1907. Stay tuned for the next couple of weeks when we share more information on the history of Diamond Head Lighthouse! (Historical photos circa 1904 to 1906) #DHL100 #Centennial #ATON #CG227 #History
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"Semper Paratus" - It's our motto! It's important to be 'always ready' and always prepared. The Coast Guard successfully assisted the crew of the 25-foot pleasure craft Nohuli, safely towing the vessel back to shore after it became disabled and adrift approximately 17 miles north of Kahului, Maui, Sunday. "We can't stress enough the importance of having proper equipment and being prepared when out to sea", said Lt. Victoria Lacefield-Rodriguez, a command duty officer at Sector Honolulu. "The Nohuli crew's actions are a perfect example of being prepared. This tow was executed perfectly and without further incident by Station Maui, but in the event conditions worsened or something went wrong, having that EPIRB, extra provisions and any necessary medications put this crew in a position to be self sufficient until help arrived." Read more about this case, here: goo.gl/2WFjsQ #semperparatus
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Taking Monday to new heights! Check out this great photo of crewmembers from U.S. Coast Guard Airsta Barbers Point conducting vertical surface training in an MH-65 Dolphin helicopter over Makapu'u Point Lighthouse here on Oahu. Coast Guard crews conduct training in various locations around the islands to prepare for potential difficult search and rescue scenarios. #MakapuuLighthouse #alwaysready (U.S. Coast Guard photo/Released)
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Happy Aloha Friday! We hope the weekend brings you more amazing views like this one from the U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Oliver Berry.
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What's blue and white and red all over? ...another adrift kayak we found. The Coast Guard is seeking help identifying the owner of the found unmanned kayak about 30 yards off Kokololio Beach Park. Anyone with information that may help identify the owner of the kayak is asked to contact Coast Guard Sector Honolulu at 808-842-2600. It is recommended owner's of watersports equipment write their name and phone number on their gear. The Coast Guard offers free "If Found" decals to be placed in a visible location on small, human-powered watercraft through the Operation Paddle Smart program. The information on the sticker can allow response entities to quickly identify the vessel's owner and aid search and rescue planners in determining the best course of action. The stickers can be obtained for free at local harbormasters, through the Coast Guard Auxiliary, from Honolulu Sail and Power Squadron offices and at select marine retail and supply stores.
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**UPDATE: The owner of a dive float and flag found adrift and unmanned about 2 miles off of Sand Island Beach, Saturday, has been located safe ashore. The owner saw the post on Facebook and called the Coast Guard Sector Honolulu command center to confirm. He had been diving in the area when the gear got away from him.** ------------------------------------------------------------------------- If you follow our page, you more often than not have seen several posts regarding gear such as dive floats, paddle boards, body boards, kayaks, etc., found unmanned and adrift! It is strongly recommended to label gear with a name and contact number so that if found, we can attempt to reach you and find out if you're truly in distress. The Coast Guard offers free "If Found" decals to be placed in a visible location on small, human-powered watercraft through the Operation Paddle Smart program. The information on the sticker can allow response entities to quickly identify the vessel's owner and aid search and rescue planners in determining the best course of action. The stickers can be obtained for free at local harbormasters, through the Coast Guard Auxiliary, from Honolulu Sail and Power Squadron offices and at select marine retail and supply stores. Enjoy one of our Operation Paddle Smart PSA's and please share with your friends! #operationpaddlesmart #helpushelpyou
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Welcome to the Fourteenth Coast Guard District Honolulu, Hawaii

                                                                                                                                     

 

 

Mailing Address:

Commander Fourteenth Coast Guard District

300 Ala Moana Blvd, Room 9-204

Honolulu, HI 96850-4982

Phone:  1-800-818-8724


 History of the Fourteenth District

Revenue Cutter LogoThe Revenue Cutter Lawrence sailed into Honolulu Harbor Sept. 4, 1849, escorted by Native Hawaiians in outrigger canoes. This marked the beginning of the U. S. Coast Guard presence in the Pacific. For the next 90 years, cutters from the West Coast routinely plied Hawaii’s waters on patrols. In 1939, the Fourteenth Coast Guard District was established ashore in Honolulu with 230 personnel.

Today, more than 1,150 active duty, 150 reserve, 80 civilian, and 400 Auxiliary men and women make up the Fourteenth District, which boasts the Coast Guard’s largest area of responsibility. The district covers more than 12.2 million square miles of land and sea, with units on Oahu, Maui, Kauai, the Big Island, and in American Samoa, Saipan, Guam, Singapore and Japan.

The Fourteenth District’s boundaries of responsibility stretch from the Hawaiian Islands and across most of the Central and Western Pacific. The District Commander oversees 25 operational units ashore and afloat throughout the Pacific, which regularly perform missions in maritime safety, protection of natural resources, maritime security, homeland security, and national defense. In 1939, the Fourteenth District was comprised of one 327-foot cutter, two 125-foot patrol boats, two buoy tenders, five small boats and 64 aids to navigation. Today, the district boasts three 225-foot buoy tenders, four 110-foot patrol boats, two 87-foot coastal patrol boats, four small boat stations, two sector commands, an air station, a Far East command, five detachments and over 400 aids to navigation.


Emergency Contact Numbers  
District 14 Command Center (24x7) 1-800-331-6176 
District 14 Command Center Hotline (Recording)  (808) 535-3222
Sectors
Sector Honolulu (24x7) (808) 842-2600 
Sector Guam (24x7)  (671) 355-4910
Other Emergency Numbers
National Response Center  1-800-424-8802
Police/Fire/Ambulance Emergency  911