Hawaii Sen. Daniel Inouye, Lt. Gov. James Aiona, and Pacific Fleet Commander Adm. Gary Roughead joined past and current crew members of USS Honolulu (SSN 718) to bid farewell to the nuclear-powered attack submarine at a ceremony April 15, at Naval Station Pearl Harbor. Keynote speaker, U.S. 7th Fleet Commander Vice Adm. Jonathan Greenert, who commanded Honolulu from 1991 to 1993, said the submarine performed exceptionally well throughout its career. “She was consistently the most reliable ship in the squadron, whatever squadron she was in," he said. "Her complex systems always worked well…even the anchor on this ship always worked.” Inouye said Honolulu, and all other Los Angeles-class submarines, have served the Navy in a variety of roles. “These submarines constituted the front lines during the Cold War," he said. "Today, they continue to operate...putting SEALs (Sea, Air, Land) ashore, collecting intelligence, and taking care of our strike forces.” “USS Honolulu demonstrates how important Pearl Harbor is and how important the submarines are and how much we rely upon them,” Inouye added. Praising the efforts of her crew that have served for more than 20 years, Aiona cited the submarine Honolulu as a valuable asset to the community and the country. “For the past two decades, this nuclear-powered attack submarine has proudly served our nation and her namesake city Honolulu," he said
U.S. Coast Guard Cutter 'Jarvis' returns to homeport Honolulu, after completing the final patrol of 40 years in service. The Jarvis holds the distinction of being the first Coast Guard cutter to be commissioned in Hawaii, and has called Honolulu home since being commissioned Aug. 4, 1972. The cutter is named after Captain David H. Jarvis, who led an expedition to rescue 300 whalers stranded off Barrow Point, Alaska in 1897.
Members of the U.S. Coast Guard, NOAA, and the University of Hawaii's Sea Grant Program have just returned from a joint mission to remove thousands of pounds of deadly marine debris from the Northwest Hawaiian Islands. The Coast Guard Cutter Walnut, a 225-ft. buoy tender home ported in Honolulu, departed on Aug. 22 for a 1,000 mile trip to the remote islands of Pearl and Hermes Atoll. Their goal was to remove as much lethal marine debris as possible
Cunard Line's flagship Queen Elizabeth 2 received a score of 92 from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Vessel Sanitation Program. A satisfactory score is 86. The vessel, which was inspected yesterday in Honolulu, Hawaii, had received a failing score earlier this month from the CDC due to defiencies that were then immediately rectified by the line. According to Pamela Conover, Cunard's president
With less than a year until its first trip between islands, Hawaii Superferry has moved operations into high gear. According to the Honolulu Advertisers, while ferry officials were making preparations to move into their new 10,000-sq. ft. office space at Restaurant Row and start hiring what will eventually be about 300 employees, critics were equally busy making plans to delay the July 1, 2007, startup date of ferry operations
According to reports, the U.S. Coast Guard said today that it has dispatched one of its cutters to Nawiliwili Harbor, where protesters have blocked the arrival of the Hawaii Superferry at Kaua'i. A Coast Guard spokesman said the Coast Guard also has sent a 25-ft. inflatable boat to respond to protesters. The Hawaii Superferry's 350-ft. vessel the Alakai was approaching the harbor when it was turned away by the Coast Guard due to hundreds of protesters at the site.
The U.S. Coast Guard and other federal agencies are investigating a security threat made against the cruise ship Legend of the Seas. A handwritten note threatening acts of terrorism was found in a ladies rest room on the ship, which was then diverted from a planned call in Hilo to an anchorage near Sand Island, offshore from Honolulu.
A 20-year-old woman is facing two counts of terrorism-related charges after allegedly penning threatening notes aboard Royal Caribbean’s Legend of the Seas. As a result of the notes, the Legend of the Seas sailing was interrupted for federal investigation of the vessel and to question its 2,400 passengers and crew members. The Legend of the Seas was diverted from its planned destination of Hilo, Hawaii on April 23, to an anchorage located off of Oahu, Hawaii.
The US Coast Guard proposes to establish a permanent 500-yard moving security zone around the US Forces vessel SBX-1 during its periodic transits of the Honolulu Captain of the Port Zone. This permanent zone, to be activated for enforcement during actual transits, would replace the temporary security zones that have been utilized for prior transits. Comments on the proposal should be submitted by February 6. 73 Fed. Reg. 1133 (HK Law).
The Coast Guard Foundation, a non-profit organization committed to the education, welfare and morale of all Coast Guard members and their families, announced today its Annual Tribute to the United States Coast Guard’s Fourteenth District will take place on Thursday, March 12, 2009 in Honolulu, Hawaii. Honoring local Coast Guard members who protect coastline shores from the Hawaiian Islands to Guam, the gala’s Chairman is Mr
The same NOAA weather and climate satellites that accurately tracked Hurricane Sandy’s path in October also played a key role in rescuing 263 people in 111 emergencies in the United States and surrounding waters in 2012. Since NOAA’s seven operational satellites circle the
USS Monitor, famous for its role in the first battle of ironclads during the American Civil War, was designed by Swedish-born John Ericson and built in 118 days in Brooklyn, N.Y. beginning Oct 25, 1861. Less than two weeks after its Feb
Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering company Guido Perla and Associates, Inc. (GPA) announced the completion on time and within budget of a major renovation of the fireboat Chief Seattle at Vigor Marine in Everett, Washington.
A human silhouette is outlined by the light of a cell phone as theater patrons shift their attention toward the disturbance. The user’s eyes scan messaging with expression of concern, reading of a boating accident and a lone mariner’s single call for help
U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood announced $9.98 million in grants to 15 small shipyards throughout the United States to pay for modernizations which will increase productivity and help the country’s small shipyards compete in the global marketplace.
Stonington, Conn. – The Coast Guard Foundation, a non-profit organization committed to the education, welfare and morale of all Coast Guard members and their families, announced today that its 10th Annual Tribute to the United States Coast Guard’s (USCG) Fourteenth District will take
We recently spent some time with Bill Clifford, President, BAE Systems Ship Repair, to discuss his views How did you come to your current position? Clifford I currently serve as the president of BAE Systems Ship Repair and have been in this position since 2008
A fisherman is safe after his 48-foot boat capsized and sank approximately 15 miles south of Oahu thanks to USCG Rescue 21 System The mariner was able to transmit a mayday call on VHF channel 16 which was received by Coast Guard search and rescue coordinators at Coast Guard Sector Honolulu
AMVER participating container ship 'Horizon Reliance' rescues elderly yachtsman 1,000 miles off shore The Amver participating ship Horizon Reliance rescued an 81 year old male from his sailboat four months after the ship rescued three Canadians in another daring Pacific rescue.
The 'Carl Vinson' Carrier Strike Group fulfilled a new mission: patrol and secure protected fishing areas in the southern Pacific While that mission is routine to the Coast Guard, it was the first time an aircraft carrier was involved in fighting illegal fishing in Oceania
Largest US tug and barge holding company unites family of companies under single powerful brand. America's largest coastal tug and barge operator is taking a new - but widely recognized - name: Foss Marine Holdings, Inc.
Horizon Lines' vessels receive 2011 Jones F. Devlin Awards for safety from Chamber Of Shipping Of America, honored for dramatic February rescue Horizon Lines, Inc., one of the nation's leading domestic ocean shipping companies, has received recognition from the Chamber of Shipping of America
Chinese Maritime Safety Administration ship 'Haixun 31' to be hosted by US 14th Coast Guard District in Honolulu Harbor. The Haixun 31 will be escorted into Aloha Tower is to be met 4, September 2012, by a parade of ships that will include the Coast Guard Cutter Galveston Island and the
Bill Clifford, president of Norfolk-based BAE Systems Ship Repair, has received the prestigious Frank C. Jones Award, presented by the American Society of Naval Engineers. Clifford was honored by his peers today at the annual Fleet Maintenance and Modernization Symposium held in Virginia Beach.
The 20-by-6-foot skiff, covered in barnacles, was found floating northeast of Maui by the crew of the 'F/V Zephyr' who towed it in and cleaned it up. On the heels of Hawaii’s first confirmed report of Japan tsunami debris, NOAA and its partners are already examining the second confirmed