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Happy Wednesday! The @USCG, @NOAA and @TMMC at Ke Kai Ola recently released the Hawaiian monk seal RH38 on Kaua’i… https://t.co/vPsuqOOCIA
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#NationalAviationDay is celebrated on Orville Wright's birthday. When the brothers built their plane we were there!… https://t.co/6eCSeDSUP5
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Bravo Zulu to the crews from @USCG Station Honolulu, Honolulu County Fire Department and Ocean Safety Lifeguard Ser… https://t.co/BYtMCFFlUD
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RT @nznavy: Two services, one goal. The crews of #HMNZSOtago & @uscoastguard Hawaii Pacific vessels Joseph Cerczak & Walnut, meeting up in…
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Happy #worldhelicopterday! 🌎🚁 Each year the helicopter industry comes together across the globe to celebrate these… https://t.co/uwRkQjx4Gc
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RT @NHC_Pacific: NHC is monitoring a trio of disturbances tonight in the eastern Pacific. The two farthest from Mexico have a low chance o…
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RT @SecBernhardt: Productive trip to the Pacific Islands this week with representatives from the @WhiteHouse, @StateDept, @INDOPACOM, @USCG
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We started the weekend by gathering up our lei and welcoming USCGC William Hart (WPC 1134) home! 🌺🤙 William Hart i… https://t.co/v4qySv4yJ6
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RT @INDOPACOM: Within five days of their first cocaine seizure, the crew of the pre-commissioned @USCG Cutter Midgett interdicted another l…
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Happy #alohafriday and welcome home Midgett! 🌺🤙 The USCGC Midgett (WMSL 757) arrived at its new homeport in Honolul… https://t.co/QFBviqVL0Q
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RT @FEMARegion9: It's Tsunami Preparedness Week in Guam! People in potentially affected areas should know how to protect themselves before…
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RT @USCGPACAREA: This is not déjà! Crews aboard the pre-commissioned @uscg Cutter Midgett seized more than 4,600#s of cocaine from a low-pr…
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The Coast Guard is seeking the public’s assistance identifying the owner of a 10-foot, white, fiberglass boat found… https://t.co/GUa7XIEGHY
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Anyone with info that may help id the owner of this kayak is asked to contact Sector Honolulu at 808-842-2600 The… https://t.co/kznH0Je0No
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The crew of the fishing vessel KM Aleluya are safe and sound in Palau! The rescue was a joint effort between the… https://t.co/DwJS0dRRAu
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Bravo Zulu to the crews from the @USCG , @usairforce and good Samaritans aboard the Amver vessel Isl Star who res… https://t.co/xeNjleJDP1
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The @USCG , @usairforce , and partners are searching for the 60-foot Indonesian-flagged fishing vessel Hallelujar a… https://t.co/jPeUfpGol6
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RT @usembassysamoa: The deck of #USCG Cutter Walnut and USCGC Joseph Gerczak was dashed on by Maritime students. Giving them a little peak…
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Happy Earth Day! Crewmembers from U.S. Coast Guard Airsta Barbers Point were out today cleaning up trash and debris from the nearby beach and roadways. The crew cleaned up almost 3.5 TONS of trash. 6,806 pounds to be exact! Thats more than three times the amount of trash they picked up last year! Marine Environmental protection is one of the U.S. Coast Guard's main missions and we are proud to be able to help keep our communities clean and enjoyable! #earthday2019 #protectwhatyoulove
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On Wednesday, those in American Samoa celebrated the 119th Flag Day commemorating the day they officially became a U.S. territory. Rear Adm. Kevin Lunday, commander Coast Guard 14th District, Command Master Chief Lori Fields, and Capt. Mike Long, commander Coast Guard Sector Honolulu, were on hand to participate and share in the festival events. "From the day in 1900 when the U.S. Navy first established a naval base here, to when these islands became a U.S. territory the same year, through World War II, to today, American Samoa has served as a position of strategic strength for U.S. security and prosperity. From Navy and Coast Guard ships that call on the port of Pago Pago for fuel and other logistics, to the fishers and canneries that harvest and process tuna and feed the world," said Lunday. American Samoans have served with distinction in the U.S. military around the world, defending our freedom and way of life in war and peace. The theme of the 2019 Flag Day celebration is To Prepare Our Youth for Future Challenges. "I applaud the focus," said Lunday. "Certainly young people today face many of the same challenges that we met when we stood in their shoes, a few years ago. Well, perhaps it was more like many decades ago. However, because of today’s increasingly complex world, young people today face more significant challenges in many ways than we did, perhaps problems we cannot even yet imagine. I am optimistic about the next generation. They inspire me daily by their strength and fearlessness. Also, we must prepare our youth for that challenging future. First by setting the example. Next by teaching them. Finally, by honoring our heritage to reinforce our values. So today, this celebration, is an integral part of that preparation." American Samoa is one of five U.S. territories including Guam, the Northern Mariana Islands, Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Virgin Islands. More: http://bit.ly/2GxgfkO 📷 courtesy Lydia Faleafine-Nomura and Lt. Victoria Lacefield-Rodriguez #Partnerships #FightFloatNavigate #FreeOpenIndoPacific #FlagDay American Samoa Government AmericanSamoa U.S. Coast Guard U.S. Indo-Pacific Command
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Establishing relationships while strengthening response capabilities. In an effort to develop techniques and procedures for real-world responses, Soldiers and Airmen from the Guam National Guard's 94th Civil Support Team and the Alaska National Guard's 103rd Civil Support Team, and Coast Guard members from U.S. Coast Guard Sector Guam collaborated in a maritime exercise aboard U.S. Naval Base Guam April 2. 📷 Guam National Guard #AlwaysReady #Partnerships @ Guam
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The Guam-based "Island Knights" Sailors of Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron (HSC) 25 rescued two local spear fishermen after their personal watercraft sank off the east coast of Guam Thursday. The men were able to battle the surf and traversed the jagged reef to shore, but were stranded on the cliff line with no avenue of rescue from shore or sea. U.S. Coast Guard Sector Guam notified HSC-25 of the incident and HSC-25 Search and Rescue, led by Lt. Cmdr. Sean Rice, successfully recovered the two men via airborne hoist and delivered them to U.S. Naval Hospital Guam. "This rescue highlighted the professionalism and efficiency of the Island Knight Team," said Rice. "We received the report during preflight for a scheduled flight event. Within minutes, our maintenance team had the aircraft ready for an expeditious launch. We were able to proceed to an accurate location provided by the squadron duty officer, where Petty Officer Medlin spotted the survivors within minutes of beginning the search. Lt. Ramos moved the aircraft into a stable hover, allowing Petty Officer Washington to deploy via hoist, rapidly recovering both survivors. They were attended to en route to Naval Hospital Guam by Petty Officer Bowen, where they were turned over a mere thirty minutes after launch." The incident was the 9th emergency call to HSC-25 by U.S. Coast Guard Sector Guam, the 4th in three weeks, and marks seven recoveries during search and rescue and medical evacuations in 2019. "I keep saying that I could not be prouder of the Sailors of HSC-25" said Commanding Officer, Cmdr. Frank Loforti. "But every week our Sailors take the squadron to a new level. We have the finest Sailors in the fleet, and I can't thank them enough for ensuring our aircraft are always ready!" HSC-25 provides a multi-mission rotary wing capability for units in the U.S. 7th Fleet area of operations and maintains a Guam-based 24-hour search and rescue and medical evacuation capability, directly supporting U.S. Coast Guard and Joint Region Marianas. HSC-25 is the Navy's only forward-deployed MH-60S expeditionary squadron. 📷 and story by U.S. Navy 7th Fleet Public Affairs #IslandKnights #AlwaysReady #Partners Joint Region Marianas
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On Friday, the 12th of April, Rear Adm. Kevin Lunday, the Commander of Coast Guard Forces in the 14th District, presided over the 2019 Enlisted Person of the Year Dinner. This event, hosted at the Hickam Officer's Club, on Hickman Air force Base, recognized the top 18 Coast Guard enlisted members (active and reserve) that serve in the INDO-PACOM region, spanning from the main Hawaiian Islands to Guam and Japan. Each member was recognized for their performance of duty while at the unit, along with various volunteer work performed off duty. We appreciate U.S. Pacific Command Senior Enlisted Leader Sgt. Maj. Spadaro joining us and lending his perspective. Machinery Technician 1st Class Wendelgass, from U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Oliver Berry (WPC 1124), stationed at Sand Island, Oahu, was the overall winner for the District 14 region Enlisted Person of the Year. BM1 Sayca Gray, previously of the Joint Interagency Task Force West as a law enforcement trainer to our Southeast Asian partners, and now a tactical coxswain with Coast Guard Station Honolulu was the overall winner for the District 14 region Reserve Enlisted Person of the Year. Their work to maintaining readiness and respond for Oliver Berry, JIATF West, and Station Honolulu along with foreign engagement in the Republic of the Marshall Islands, Indonesia, and Sri Lanka re-enforces the Coast Guard's commitment to the nation and the United States partnerships in Oceania. Bravo Zulu to all our petty officers for their work and dedication to the Coast Guard and the nation. Thank you to all our service organizations for their generous donations that made this dinner possible! Navy League of the United States, Honolulu Council USAA USO Hawaii GEICO . . . Overall Winners: 1. Active: MK2 Clayton Wendelgass USCGC Oliver Berry 2. Reserve: BM1 Sayca Gray Coast Guard Station Honolulu Unit Winners: 3. OS1 Stephen Woodbury 14th District 4. ME2 Eddy Crochetiere Sector Honolulu 5. MST1 Clifton Hendry Sector Guam - Active 6. MK2 Robbie Call Sector Guam - Reserve 7. YN2 Andre Vega Perez Base Honolulu 8. YN1 Andrea Marasigan Air Station Barbers Point 9. IS2 Elizabeth Brackin Cryptologic Unit Hawaii 10. MK2 Robert Shinagawa USCGC Walnut 11. SK1 Matthew Young Activities Far East 12. BM2 John Minton USCGC Kimball 13. ET1 Paul Bracy MSST Honolulu 14. FN Andrew Sprinkle Station Maui 15. BM3 Joshua Ruppel Station Honolulu - Active 16. BM1 Micah Kaneshiro USCGC Ahi 17. DC2 Christina Kimball USCGC Joseph Gerczak 18. MK2 Matthew Schmader USCGC Kittiwake . . 📷 PA2 Amanda Wyrick #WeAreD14 #Leadership #EPOY
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Today marks the 18th anniversary of Sexual Assault Awareness Month. Honolulu Mayor Kirk Caldwell presented the proclamation recognizing April as the month of observance for sexual assault awareness. As an organization, we continue to build partnerships and work with our community to change behaviors to cultivate response, intervention, prevention, and recovery of all people impacted by sexual violence. If you or someone you know is a survivor of sexual violence, you can call the National Sexual Assault hotline free and confidentially 24/7. 1-800-656-HOPE
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Happy Saturday! Recently during his State of the Coast Guard Address Admiral Karl Schultz, the commandant of the U.S. Coast Guard, said “We play a critical role ensuring an open, prosperous and inclusive world order. We are truly a locally based, nationally relevant and globally connected Coast Guard.” No where is that more apparent than in Oceania. Late last year the U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Munro became the first of the Coast Guard’s Legend-class National Security Cutters to visit Fiji and the Solomon Islands. During the patrol the Munro’s crew enforced Conservation and Management Measures established by the Western and Central Pacific Fisheries Commission (WCPFC) and worked with our partners in the region to cultivate and maintain our relationships and ensure a free and open Indo-Pacific. Other cutters from the Coast Guard’s Pacific inventory will continue to ply these waters, including the soon to be commissioned cutters U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Kimball and U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Midgett, both NSCs operating out of Honolulu as well as high endurance cutters from the West Coast. You can learn more about the Munro’s historic patrol here: https://bit.ly/2IxwFL5 📸 and story by Petty Officer 3rd Class Matthew West #ReadyRelevantResponsive U.S. Indo-Pacific Command U.S. Coast Guard Pacific Area
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Bravo zulu to the crews from U.S. Coast Guard Station Maui and the Maui Fire Department for their rescue of a 22-foot recreational vessel taking on water 8 miles off Lahaina, Maui, yesterday! A Station Maui 45-foot Response Boat-Medium crew and Maui Fire Department fire boat crew responded to the stricken vessel, assisted with dewatering and towed the vessel back to port. 📸 courtesy of Marine Safety Team Maui Story:https://bit.ly/2IsHZIq #ReadyRelevantResponsive #Teamwork
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Happy Thursday! Today we want to thank all of the ombudsman in the Coast Guard 14th District for the fantastic work they do. During a ceremony at Coast Guard Base Honolulu, Rear Adm. Kevin Lunday, commander, Coast Guard 14th District, recognized ombudsman from area for their dedication and efforts in supporting service members and their families. Ombudsman are trained individuals who act as information and referral specialist and are a crucial resource for families adapting to the military life. They also provide an invaluable connection between unit commands and families. Thank you again! #Ombudsman #CoastGuardFamily
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The Coast Guard is seeking the public's help to identify the owner of a green kayak found near Lahaina, Maui, Tuesday. The green Scrambler XT kayak was found approximately a quarter-mile off of the Mala Boat Ramp this afternoon. Anyone with information regarding the kayak are asked to contact Sector Honolulu at 808-842-2600. A Station Maui 45-foot Response Boat-Medium crew conducted a search of the area and Sector Honolulu watchstanders issued an Urgent Marine Information Broadcast notice to mariners requesting they keep a sharp lookout for signs of distress. There are currently no reports of missing persons in the area.
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Hello Tuesday... Here’s a sunrise from USCGC Oliver Berry (WPC 1124) while off Maui recently. The first of six Fast Response Cutters in District 14 (three in Hawaii, three in Guam), the vessel crews perform various Coast Guard missions which include but are not limited to PWCS (Ports, Waterways, and Coastal Security), Defense Operations, Maritime Law Enforcement (Drug/migrant interdiction and other Law Enforcement), Search and Rescue, Marine Safety, and environmental protection. Hawaii will receive the William Hart later this year and the arrival of the Guam-based cutters will follow. 📷Lt. j.g. Peter Driscoll #officeview #fightfloatnavigate #weared14 #patrol #luckywelivehawaii
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On Friday, an MH-65 Dolphin helicopter crew from U.S. Coast Guard Airsta Barbers Point flew to Molokai to participate in their DARE Day Rally. The crew, along with other local agencies, conducted a demonstration on how all our agencies work together and play key parts during some responses. This response was a simulated medevac. The kids were also able to check out the helicopter, try on some gear, and talk with the crew! The goal of Hawaii State Department of Education and Maui Police Department's DARE Day is to assist students in identifying potential career paths and help students develop personal and academic goals to keep them away from drugs and in school. #DARE #JustSayNo Go Coast Guard Honolulu
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Last week during the Pacific Partnership 2019 search and rescue exercise, the U.S. Coast Guard lead the two day SAREX field training exercise in the Marshall Islands working with Marshallese sea patrol and local police to evaluate casualty response to a simulated distress incident. The exercise aims to enhance the command, leadership and incident management capacity of local government agencies involved in disaster management and SAR operations, and allow partner nations the opportunity to integrate their skills sets as required. “It is important when working with partner nations and several different government organizations that everyone is speaking the same language and adhering to similar policies and procedures to ensure mission capability and sustainability,” said Royal Navy Capt. Paddy Allen, Pacific Partnership 2019 director of mission. 📷 LCDR Kevin Cooper #PacificPartnership #PP2019 #WeAreD14
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Safety and partnerships… As part of a larger preparedness initiative, the Coast Guard and partners conducted a three-day workshop in American Samoa focused on the long line tuna fishing fleet the first week in April. This event was a collaborative effort between federal and local authorities with the support of the industry. Spearheaded by the U.S. Coast Marine Safety Detachment with Port Administration, the DPS Police Commissioner, Marine Police, Fire Department, NOAA Fisheries, NOAA Office of Law Enforcement, DMWR Enforcement and the services of Mr. Raymond Medeiros, captain of the U.S, purse seiner Friesland came together to facilitate the event for the fleet. "Given the increased demand on America’s waterways and the Pacific, we must take a collaborative approach to vital issues like safety and compliance for an industry vital to the economy in American Samoa. The Coast Guard has a small footprint here, but through strong linkages and partnerships we can facilitate, safeguard, and advance maritime commerce while ensuring the safety of our local fleet,” said Frank Thomsen, assistant supervisor, U.S. Coast Guard Marine Safety Detachment American Samoa. Thomsen, along with Charlie Medlicott, the U.S. Coast Guard 14th District fishing vessel safety coordinator, focused the workshop on vessel navigation, firefighting, lifesaving, stability, communications, casualty reporting, pollution, and environmental protection and prevention. Following classroom portions, the group conducted drills in firefighting, man overboard, flooding, abandon ship, flare deployment and life embarkation from the water. The effort was in planning for several months coordinating with the fleet to determine when most of the 17 to 20 vessel fleet would be in port to take part. More than 30 fishers participated. More: http://bit.ly/AmSamFishers 📷 Krista Corry #MSD #CFVS #partnerships #tuna #freeopenindopacific #safety #MCSO @ American Samoa
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Did you know District 14 covers the Coast Guard’s largest area of responsibility which stretches from the Hawaiian Islands and across most of the Central and Western Pacific, to include the Republic of the Marshall Islands? Last week, Pacific Partnership 2019 and Republic of the Marshall Islands government officials began a three-day search and rescue exercise on Ebeye, the most populous island of Kwajalein Atoll in the Marshall Islands. Pacific Partnership aims to enhance host nation capability, build regional relationships and exercise a collective ability to respond to all hazards. 📷 LCDR Kevin Cooper #PacificPartnership #PP2019 #WeAreD14
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Gorgeous day on the water for training! This shot comes from the USCGC Kittiwake (WPB 87316) as they support their shipmates aboard the USCGC Walnut (WLB 205) conducting their annual Tailored Ship Training Availability off Oahu. Walnut is the fifth cutter in the Juniper-class 225-foot seagoing buoy tenders and is the second ship to bear the name. They are responsible for aids to navigation throughout the Pacific supporting maritime commerce. Kittiwake is an 87-foot patrol boat in Honolulu. As one of Sector Honolulu’s most versatile afloat assets, they provide support to over 50,000 square miles around the waters of the major Hawaiian Island Chain in the areas of Law Enforcement, Search and Rescue, and Living Marine Resources/Marine Protected Species. 📷 CS2 Tyler Ryan #competency #tsta #officeview #training #fightfloatnavigate #weared14
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Teamwork makes the dream work... On the same day the Island Knights were putting out fires in Guam, the team medevaced a cruise ship passenger in distress at sea! The Island Knights of Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron Two-Five (HSC-25) headed 50 miles off Guam's shores to medevac a passenger in need of urgent medical assistance aboard the cruise ship Ocean Dream, March 28. U.S. Coast Guard Sector Guam notified HSC-25 Tuesday a Bulgarian man aboard the Ocean Dream was experiencing a medical emergency and required a higher level of medical care. The Ocean Dream steamed closer to Guam and the alert crew launched at 3:30 p.m. Thursday. The HSC-25 Alert Search and Rescue led by Lt. Michael Sipah successfully retrieved the passenger in distress via airborne hoist and returned him to U.S. Naval Hospital Guam then reconfigured and launched to assist in a firefighting effort with Guam Fire Rescue on Nimitz Hill. “Ocean Dream turned into the wind, making the hoisting evolution seamless,"said Sipah. "My crew worked great together, AWS2 Lee was outstanding at the hoist, AWS3 Morgan handled the rescue litter on deck of Ocean Dream, and of course HM2 Derrick and Lt. Kumetz were phenomenal at stabilizing the patient from the time of being lowered, to the transfer at Naval Hospital Guam." The incident was the seventh emergency call to HSC-25 by U.S. Coast Guard Sector Guam and marks four recoveries during search and rescue and medical evacuations in 2019 to date. “Thursday demonstrated the excellence of the Island Knight team. Being able to safely transition from a medevac to firefighting from day into night and then to finish the evening with aerial gunnery training is a credit to the professionalism of the aircrews," said HSC-25 Commanding Officer, Cmdr. Frank Loforti. "Those homes are still standing today because of the strength of the interagency partnerships and the hard work of HSC-25's sailors to ensure our aircraft are always ready. I couldn't be prouder of the whole team." To read more, visit the Joint Region Marianas Facebook page. 📷 Joint Region Marianas #AlwaysReady #ForgedBytheSea #Partnerships
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***UPDATE*** The owner of the surfboard was identified and will be getting their board returned to them! Anyone missing a surfboard? Remember, when you label your gear with your name and phone number, not only do you have a great chance of getting your stuff back, but the information can allow responders to determine if someone is in distress more quickly. Anyone with information that may help identify the owner of the surfboard is asked to contact Sector Honolulu at 808-842-2600. more here: https://bit.ly/2FJgdoe
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Beautiful day offshore...just ask the crew of USCGC Kittiwake (WPB 87316). If you go out take supplies, communications gear (cell phone, radio, locator beacon), and tell someone where you are going. See you out there! 📷 CS2 Tyler Ryan #officeview #weared14 #safetyfirst #luckywelivehawaii
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Missing a kayak? The Coast Guard is seeking the public’s help identifying the owner of this yellow and red kayak that was found off Kalepolepo Beach Park, Maui, yesterday evening. There are currently no reports of missing persons in the area. Anyone with information that may help identify the owner of the kayak is asked to contact Sector Honolulu at 808-842-2600. The Coast Guard offers free “If Found” decals to mark gear or you write directly on it. The information on the sticker can allow responders to determine if someone is in distress more quickly and help get your equipment back to you. The labels 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. Similarly, if you lose kayaks, surfboard or safety equipment such as lifejackets, please report it to the Coast Guard to help our search and rescue specialists deconflict possible distress reports.
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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