Tag: Federated States of Micronesia

Not your typical Coast Guard operation

Cutter Washington

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.

The Black Pearl of the Pacific

Sequoia offshore

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.

A 12-year journey home

Petty Officer 2nd Class Kensley Raigeluw and his father Lorenzo reunite. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Joshua Tobosa. 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

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15 rescued after stranded on a Pacific island

Stranded survivors

A group of 15 people, missing for three days, were spotted linking hands together to spell out “S.O.S.” as a Navy P-3 Orion long-range search aircraft passed over the small, uninhabited atoll. The atoll of Fanano is part of the Murilo Atoll, which comprises a small portion of the Federation States of Micronesia. U.S. Navy

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