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    This #VeteransDay we were honored to spend time with Mitchell Lani and his family on Maui! Rear Adm Kevin Lunday,… https://t.co/CJADqXpfRQ
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    The Coast Guard suspended the search for a missing fisherman 80 miles north of Hana, Maui, late Tuesday. Responder… https://t.co/XRgKbiplPo
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    The Coast Guard suspended the search for a swimmer missing off Lydgate Beach, Kauai, Monday evening. Darall Pascua… https://t.co/xNzL4ubr4U
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    The @uscoastguard , Kauai Fire Department are searching for Darall Pascua who was last seen entering the water off… https://t.co/Oh9TsEtH4u
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    The Coast Guard is seeking the public’s help identifying operator of a grey, 10 to 12-foot inflatable boat anchored… https://t.co/UpXCuXLT35
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    Bravo Zulu to the crew from @USCG Station Honolulu who responded to a sinking vessel off Ewa Beach today! The boat… https://t.co/iuFPbQa9t2
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    Lilley located safe by Kauai PD! Kayak thought to have drifted from mooring. Public reminded name & contact numb… https://t.co/x8PjC3o1DW
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    .@USCG, Kauai Fire, & @OceanSafety808 searching for Terry Lilley, 64, off of the north shore of Kauai. Kayak found… https://t.co/zKX3KXfm2C
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    Happy 243rd birthday to our brothers and sisters in the @USNavy! We are honored to work along side such courageous… https://t.co/XLLWVXo3td
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    Lets hear it for the crews of the @USCG Cutter Oliver Berry (WPC 1124) and Hawaii County Fire Department for their… https://t.co/Fji0rmsBzj
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    Bravo Zulu to our @USCG aircrews at Air Station Barbers Point for their medevac yesterday of a mariner 82-miles off… https://t.co/ChsqLwz1rc
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    RT @USAmbNZ: Glad to welcome Rear Adm. Kevin Lunday, Commander of U.S. Coast Guard Fourteenth District, to NZ to continue close consultatio…
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    RT @USPacificFleet: #USSShoup visits Fiji on first stop of Oceania Maritime Security Initiative (OMSI) deployment: https://t.co/8P8LyBSzNs…
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    Bravo Zulu to @USCG auxiliarist Takako “Jean” Fukuhara and auxiliarist Reed Rohrer for flying an injured Red Foot… https://t.co/GAsksChoBM
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    We bid farewell and honor the life of #USCG Master Chief Petty Officer Melvin Kealoha Bell at the National Veterans… https://t.co/2mdFYdvJQs
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    A #USCG HC-130 aircrew safely evacuated 4 Fish and Wildlife personnel off of Johnston Atoll ahead of… https://t.co/4KBiIURtGD
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    RT @USCG: Are you ready? #MotivationMonday Watch the full video here: https://t.co/JnHF5su6Fz https://t.co/g9v3qVmodm
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    “The people of Guam & CNMI are resilient, and we are proud to be a part of this community,” said Capt. Chris Chase.… https://t.co/x9Qc4IEaMV
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    What is getting you off the ground and off to a good start this week? We love these views! We're… https://t.co/RAjWcA4YHr
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    Mahalo nui loa to the crew of HMAS Hobart, Australian Consulate-General Honolulu and our shipmates in the Navy for… https://t.co/VYuNDibHVL
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    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) and no entry approvals are being granted at this time. At approximately 6 a.m., Sector Honolulu watchstanders received an initial report from 911 of three crewmembers and three sightseers injured in an incident that occurred near a lava flow in Kapoho Bay aboard the tour boat Hot Shot. The vessel returned to Hilo harbor where awaiting emergency medical services were on standby to receive the injured. Upon arrival in Hilo, that number was revised to 12 total injured, three seriously and nine minor. The injuries reportedly range in severity with the worst being a broken leg. In response to increased lava activity in the area, the Coast Guard established a temporary safety zone March 2017. That zone was made permanent in May 2018 following a notice of proposed rulemaking. The zone was set with significant input and consultation from experts with the Hawaii Volcano Observatory, U.S. Geological Survey, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration and date from the University of Hawaii at Hilo Marine Science Department. The safety zone surrounds the lava flow and extends out 300-meters, although certain commercial and research vessels with licensed captains demonstrating experience operating in the region and carrying all required safety equipment were given special permission to approach up to 50 meters. Tour vessels are known to operate the area going back at least 20 years. For morning information on the zone please see the latest Marine Safety Information Bulletin at <a href="https://goo.gl/JuQ4vu" target="_blank">https://goo.gl/JuQ4vu</a>
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    The Coast Guard has suspended the search for possible mariners in distress near Kona Airport, Big Island, Saturday night after an approximate eight hour search following a mayday call. There are no reports of overdue swimmers or boaters in the area. The search was conducted by the U.S. Coast Guard, Hawaii County Fire Department, U.S.Navy and Royal Australian Navy. #" target="_blank">https://content.govdelivery.com/accounts/USDHSCG/bulletins/1fed512#</a>
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    The Coast Guard, Hawaii County Fire Department, United States Navy and Royal Australian Navy are searching for any signs of mariners in distress near Kono Airport on the Big Island after receiving a mayday call Saturday. It is requested that anyone who has information regarding the mayday call, found in the link below, to contact the Sector Honolulu command center at (808) 842-2600. #" target="_blank">https://content.govdelivery.com/accounts/USDHSCG/bulletins/1feb3a4#</a> RIMPAC HMAS Success U.S. Indo-Pacific Command Australian Consulate-General Honolulu
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    Good morning! Check out this news clip from KHON2 News this morning of Capt. Michael Long, commanding officer of Sector Honolulu, and Capt. Carl Riedlin, Coast Guard pilot and former commanding officer of U.S. Coast Guard Airsta Barbers Point, discussing effective and cost-efficient ways to safely enjoy the water.
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    Swinging into the new week... Any adrenaline junkies out there? How does this stack up? U.S. Coast Guard Airsta Barbers Point MH-65 Dolphin helicopter aircrews practice hoisting off Oahu’s south shore July 8, 2018. &#128247; U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Brandon Verdura. #alwaysready #viewfromouroffice #wearehiring U.S. Coast Guard U.S. Indo-Pacific Command
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    Aviation is proof that given, the will, we have the capacity to achieve the impossible. - Eddie Rickenbacker Congratulations to Capt. Frederick Reidlin on three successful years leading an incredible team in a diverse and challenging region. We wish him well as he goes to Coast Guard Headquarters to be Chief of Aviation Forces CG-711. Welcome, Capt. Andrew Eriks, the new commanding officer of U.S. Coast Guard Airsta Barbers Point! Rear Adm. Brian Penoyer, commander, Coast Guard 14th District presided over the ceremony. Air Station Barbers Point covers the Hawaiian Islands and the South Pacific. The unit has 240 personnel, four HC-130 Hercules airplanes, and three MH-65 Dolphin helicopters to perform a variety of missions including search and rescue, law enforcement, and marine environmental response. More: https://goo.gl/s7Zsfe &#128247; Petty Officer 3rd Class Matthew West #KnowYourMil #ReadyRelevantResponsive #CGAviation
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    Happy Aloha Friday! Hope you all enjoyed your Fourth of July. Thanks to our partners and all of you it was a safe and fun day with far fewer rescues needed than previous years. Looking at some good winds and and scattered showers into the weekend. Be safe out there, have a plan and comunications devices. Coast Guard, federal, and state agencies patrol the waters off Waikiki during Holiday Surge Operations for the Fourth of July. The crew of USCGC Joseph Gerczak (WPC 1126) and USCGC Kittiwake (WPB 87316) with an embarked Coast Guard Sector Honolulu boarding team and other units came together to ensure the safety of waterway users. (U.S. Coast Guard video by Petty Officer 3rd Class Matthew West/Released) #FourthofJuly #Ready
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    Happy Thursday! How’s your morning? Stay up late watching Fourth of July fireworks? We did! But mother nature gave us quite a show too. Sunset on USCGC Kittiwake (WPB 87316). (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 1st Class Liz Uitdenhowen/Released) #luckywelivehawaii #ready #wpblife
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    The hazardous conditions associated with Tropical Storm Maria, previously 10W, are no longer a threat to the port of Guam. Therefore, the Captain of the Port United States Coast Guard Sector Guam has reset Port Heavy Weather Condition (PHWC) Whiskey as of 2 p.m. Thursday. Accordingly, the port of Guam is now open to all commercial vessel traffic and cargo operations. Anyone with questions or concerns regarding this matter is asked to contact the Coast Guard Sector Guam Prevention Department at 671-355-4835. For general questions concerning the storm’s predicted track, speed, or intensity, please contact the National Weather Service at 671-472-0900.
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    Enjoying the 4th of July? Be safe and remember not to drink and drive a boat or leave your water toys at sea. The crews of the USCGC Kittiwake (WPB 87316) on the left and Cadet Chip Crowley and Petty Officer 2nd Class Jasper Lloyd aboard the USCGC Joseph Gerczak (WPC 1126) are patrolling off Waikiki to protect the safety of life at sea. (U.S Coast Guard photos by Petty Officer 2nd Class Bermudez and Petty Officer 3rd Class Matt West/Released)
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    Another strong showing by our team at the annual Walter J. Macfarlane Memorial Canoe Regatta hosted by the Outrigger Canoe Club in Waikiki! Our folks placed fourth out of six teams and beat our shipmates from the Navy Seals! Thank to our steers and the support of O&#39;ahu Hawaiian Canoe Racing Association for including the military in this prestigious event. Every 4th of July canoe paddlers from around Oahu join thousands of tourists at Waikiki Beach for the Outrigger Canoe Club’s annual Walter J. Macfarlane Memorial Canoe Regatta. The Macfarlane Regatta is the only wave race on the Oahu Hawaiian Canoe Racing Association schedule and is the oldest annual outrigger canoe race in the world, getting its start in 1943. The regatta is named after Walter J. Macfarlane, a part-Hawaiian Territorial Legislator, avid waterman, businessman and president of the Outrigger Canoe Club at the time of his death in June 1943. (U.S. Coast Guard photos/Released) (Historical photo courtesy Outrigger Canoe Club)
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    The Coast Guard is investigating the cause of a fishing vessel grounding off the Honolulu Airport, Wednesday. Coast Guard crews and salvors from Cates Marine responded to the grounding Wednesday morning, the vessel was successfully refloated, and the Coast Guard is investigating the cause of the grounding. About 30 minutes past midnight Sector Honolulu watchstanders received a report from the master of the Sea Goddess, an 83-foot Honolulu-based longliner, they were aground about 150-yards from the middle runway at Honolulu Airport with six people aboard. The case has also been referred to the State of Hawaii Department of Health - Hazard Evaluation and Emergency Response Office and the Hawaii DLNR (Department of Land and Natural Resources) for pollution and environmental assessment in the vicinity of the grounding. More: https://goo.gl/9kgW8W (U.S. Coast Guard photos) #MER #CoastGuard U.S. Indo-Pacific Command
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    As Tropical Depression 10W approached Guam the Captain of the Port U.S. Coast Guard Sector Guam has set Port Heavy Weather Condition X-ray and made recommendations for mariners in the region. Any vessel or facility operator desiring a Captain of the Port waiver must submit a written request. If you have questions or concerns, please call the Sector Guam Prevention and Compliance Department at 671-355-4835 or the Coast Guard command center at 671-355-4824. For more on port conditions visit: https://goo.gl/o9U5HR. The Coast Guard is urging the public to prepare for the onset of heavy weather expected to impact the Commonwealth of the Mariana Islands early Thursday. Tropical Depression 10W is expected to generate sustained winds of 35 knots (40 mph) throughout Guam. Mariners and beachgoers should monitor the progress and strength of the storm through newspapers, the internet and local television, radio stations and official accounts on social media. Boaters can monitor the progress of the storm on VHF channel 16. Small craft advisories and warnings are also broadcast on VHF channel 16. The Coast Guard is working closely with local and state first responder agencies. Once the storm begins to impact the islands, emergency responders may not be able to assist those in danger. The public is urged to heed all evacuation orders. Mariners should seek safe harbor and shelter. Additionally, mariners should secure their boats and boating equipment. Owners of large boats are urged to move their vessels to protected marinas where they will be less likely to break free of their moorings or to be otherwise damaged. Smaller boats should be pulled from the water and stored in a place that is not prone to flooding and is protected for high winds. Regardless of location, all loose items aboard vessels should be secured or removed. Visitors to Guam should heed all warnings from lifeguards and public health and safety officials. Although weather conditions may appear favorable, rip tides and high surf may impact beaches far in advance of the actual storm. Even the best swimmers can fall victim to strong storm-generated waves and currents. Swimmers are urged to stay clear of beaches until local officials say the water is safe. Near-shore waters may become contaminated due to runoff up to several days following a storm. For more storm info and the storm track visit http://www.prh.noaa.gov/guam/cyclone.php #Weather #preparedness #Guam
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    We have a couple of helm changes to report... Capt. Rasmussen has taken over for Capt. Sheppard at Coast Guard Base Honolulu. Across the Pacific, Capt. Louie has taken over for Capt. Boone at U.S. Coast Guard Activities Far-East. We appreciate the hard work of both leaders. Sheppard is headed to the Coast Guard Academy to guide our upcoming junior officers, while Boone is going to Headquarters to continue his good work in maritime investigations. #leadership #knowyourmil
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    Bravo Zulu to the team who ensured these six mariners arrived safely to their destination. U.S. Coast Guard Sector Guam coordinated the response with support from the Air Force at Andersen Air Force Base, Guam and the crew of Amver vessels. The vastness of the Pacific requires strong relationships with our partner agencies to provide the resources needed for such searches. #KnowYourMil U.S. Indo-Pacific Command
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    How’s your Thursday? Hang in there. The weekend is almost here! Air Station Barbers Point MH-65 Dolphin helicopter crews conduct cliff rescue training on Oahu June 27, 2018. Our crews train to be masters of their craft and always #ready. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Brandon Verdura/Released) #ViewFromOurOffice #TeamUSCG #CGAviation #KnowYourMil #luckywelivehawaii
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    Hope everyone is enjoying the sun! We want everyone to enjoy the summer weather, but we also want everyone to stay safe while out on the water. If you plan on taking your small children on the water, please make sure you choose the proper life jacket for their body and weight. Not all life jackets fit each child the same way. So be sure to test your life jackets to make sure they work correctly for your child. This excellent video from America&#39;s Boating Channel explains how to choose the right life jacket for your child. #summersafety #lifejackets #wearit
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    #WorldOceansDay! Through our work in marine safety, fisheries enforcement, and maritime policy, and with the help of our national, international and non-governmental partners we are committed to an active voice for the oceans and promote economic and environmental stability throughout the Pacific and Oceania. World Oceans Day has been celebrated unofficially since its original proposal in 1992 by Canada&#39;s International Centre for Ocean Development (ICOD) and the Ocean Institute of Canada (OIC) at the Earth Summit – UN Conference on Environment and Development (UNCED) in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. The Brundtland Commission, i.e., the World Commission on Environment and Development, provided the inspiration for a global oceans day. The 1987 Brundtland Report noted that the ocean sector lacked a strong voice compared to other sectors. At the first World Oceans Day in 1992, the objectives were to move the oceans from the sidelines to the center of the intergovernmental and NGO discussions and policy and to strengthen the voice of ocean and coastal constituencies worldwide. World Oceans Day was officially recognized by the United Nations in late 2008. World Oceans Day events are celebrated on 8 June, the closest weekend, the week, and the month of June. U.S. Coast Guard United Nations U.S. Indo-Pacific Command NOAA Fisheries Pacific Islands #WCPFC
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    Coast Guard crews are assisting Big Island residents... Members of the Coast Guard are working with outreach groups to support recovery efforts on the Big Island of Hawaii. Members of MSST Honolulu@ and the #CoastGuardSectorHonolulu Vessel Boarding and Security Team have been on the Big Island for over a week providing support. While conducting boating safety outreach and lava safety zone enforcement they have also donated time to volunteer efforts. Members dropped off donations in late May to the Hilo Salvation Army’s county designated donation center. The contributions from businesses on Oahu were transported intra-island by Air Station Barber’s Point and delivered by the MSST. Further outreach will be done by the crew of the #USCGCJosephGerczak (WPC 1126) this week at the designated thrift stores in Hilo and Kailua-Kona as well as the Pahoa Community Center. More to come… (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Ensign Eric Juback/Released) #community #HawaiiStrong #TeamUSCG U.S. Pacific Command The Salvation Army - Hawaiian & Pacific Islands Hawaii Red Cross
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    Summer is here, and we want to be on the water... The Coast Guard reminds all mariners and watersports enthusiasts to know before you go! A U.S. Coast Guard Station Maui 45-foot Response Boat-Medium crew responded to a report of two kayakers beset by weather about a mile south of Olowalu, Maui, Thursday at 1:32 p.m. They worked with our partners at Ocean Safety and Lifeguard Services to get both kayakers back to shore safely. Weather at the time was reported as east-northeast winds at 11 mph with seas less than a foot. We recommend checking the weather and objectively assessing your skill level before setting off into the open ocean. The water can look inviting but recognize the wind will use you and any exposed portion of your vessel or kayak as sail making it very difficult to navigate and return to shore. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Coast Guard Station Maui/Released)
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    Welcome to the Fourteenth Coast Guard District Honolulu, Hawaii

                                                                                                                                         

     

     

     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 14 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

        

     

     

     

    Mailing Address:
    Commander Fourteenth Coast Guard District

    300 Ala Moana Blvd, Room 9-204
    Honolulu, HI 96850-4982 

    Phone:  1-800-818-8724