New Class of Coast Guard Ships to Continue Hawaiian Watch
Coast Guard Sector Honolulu command center watchstanders are called to action by an urgent request for assistance. A shipâ€™s captain reports his 24-foot charter vessel, the Mellow Yellow, is disabled six miles east of the Big Island of Hawaii with two people aboard. The crew of Coast Guard Cutter Kiska launches as they have done so many times before.
Fighting through 8 to 10-foot seas and 20-knot winds, Chief Petty Officer Jacob Buckley, a crewmember aboard the 110-foot Island-class patrol boat, noted conditions... more