U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Washington recently visited Ulithi Atoll to deliver humanitarian supplies and teach locals about safe boating practices. Washington, a 110-foot patrol boat out of Guam, delivered rice, rainwater collectors, school books, clothing and outboard boat engines. These supplies were much needed on the small islands that make up the atoll, as the ship that normally delivers cargo to the atoll has been unable to make the voyage for almost a year due to mechanical problems.
As America wakes to start the day, Coast Guard Cutter Sequoia, a 225-foot buoy tender homeported in Apra Harbor, Guam, is already plowing through the seas of the Western Pacific Ocean. In keeping with the traditions of America’s Coast Guard, Sequoia sailed the Pacific performing aids to navigation, law enforcement and search and rescue missions. In addition to these missions however, Sequoia took on a few extra, including: collecting scientific data; assisting a village’s rebuilding efforts; teaching boating safety; and delivering humanitarian aid supplies to native Pacific Islanders.
Located 430 miles south of Guam in the Western Pacific Ocean, is a small, coral atoll made up of 22 islands called Woleai. Part of the Federated States of Micronesia, the atoll’s inhabitants are isolated from the rest of the [...]
The Pacific Islands is a beautiful place to be out on the water. But when things go wrong, the vast ocean presents challenges to search and rescue resources. With limited means of communication across these small islands, mariners must have [...]