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The Coast Guard is searching for a possible missing kayaker approximately a quarter of a mile offshore from Mala Wharf, Maui, June 19, 2014. The Coast Guard advises the public to register and label all watercraft and equipment with contact information in order to quickly account for owners and prevent any unnecessary searches. (U.S. Coast Guard photo)
UPDATE: Owner of Unmanned Kayak Accounted For
June 19th, 2014 · 1 Comment · Comments Via Facebook (0) · Featured, Maui News
 

Coast Guard officials say the owner saw the local news reporting the discovery of the kayak, and said that the wind possibly carried it away from his sailing vessel moored at Māla Wharf in West Maui.


Maui County Lifeguard Keoki Pfaeltzer was awarded a Certificate of Valor by Capt. Shannon Gilreath, Coast Guard Sector Honolulu commanding officer and Maui Mayor Alan Arakawa in an award ceremony held at the Maui County Mayor's Office, May 30, 2014. Pfaeltzer was recognized for his efforts in rendering assistance to a distressed snorkeler off the shores of Ma'alaea Bay, Maui, June 14, 2013. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Lt. Kevin Cooper)
Maui Lifeguard Issued Certificate of Valor
June 2nd, 2014 · 3 Comments · Comments Via Facebook (0) · Maui News
 

The award was issued to Keoki Pfaeltzer for his efforts in rendering assistance to a distressed snorkeler off the coast of Māʻalaea Bay during an incident on June 14, 2013.


Molokini Crater. File photo by Wendy Osher.
Four Medevaced For Jellyfish Stings Near Molokini
March 25th, 2014 · 1 Comment · Comments Via Facebook (0) · Featured, Maui News
 

Coast Guard officials say the adult was in shock, and the three children sustained only minor injuries.


The Coast Guard is seeking the public's assistance after receiving a report of an unmanned adrift black and grey inflatable dinghy offshore approximately two and a half miles west of Kāʻanapali, Maui, March 10, 2014. The Coast Guard advises the public to register and label all watercraft and equipment with contact information in order to quickly account for owners and prevent any unnecessary searches. (US Coast Guard photo)
Unmanned Dinghy Located Adrift off Maui
March 10th, 2014 · 3 Comments · Comments Via Facebook (0) · Maui News
 

The Coast Guard is seeking public help in identifying the owner of an inflatable dinghy found unmanned and floating adrift about two and a half miles west of Kāʻanapali, Maui this morning.


Honolua Bay. File photo: Carlos Rock
Unmanned Kayak Found Found Adrift off Honolua Bay
February 1st, 2014 · 1 Comment · Comments Via Facebook (0) · Featured, Maui News
 

Crews are actively searching the area with an MH-65 Dolphin helicopter crew from Air Station Barbers Point in an effort to rule out the possibility of anyone in distress.


Grounded vessel at McGregor Point, Maui, Sept. 10, 2013.  Photo by Wendy Osher.
VIDEO: Coast Guard Investigating Grounded Vessel at McGregor Point
September 10th, 2013 · 11 Comments · Comments Via Facebook (0) · Featured, Maui News
 

Officials with the Pacific Whale Foundation say its grounded Ocean Odyssey vessel was removed from the rocky area near Papawai Point, Maui at approximately 8:30 this morning.


Coast Guard Station Maui at Maalaea, file photo by Wendy Osher.
UPDATE: Body of Missing Snorkeler Recovered off Kāʻanapali
August 8th, 2013 · 7 Comments · Comments Via Facebook (0) · Featured, Maui News
 

Maui police have since identified the body of a missing snorkeler found in waters off of West Maui this morning as Son Vo, 41, of Oakland California. Police have classified the incident as a miscellaneous fatality, and say there were no signs of criminal activity surrounding Vo’s death.


Photo courtesy US Coast Guard, Hawaii.
Help Sought in Locating Owner of Unoccupied Kayak
April 8th, 2013 · Comments Off · Comments Via Facebook (0) · Featured, Maui News
 

Authorities are reportedly seeking the public’s help in locating the owner of an unoccupied kayak found offshore of Maʻalaea Harbor this morning.


Kamaʻole Beach in Kihei. File photo by Sonia Isotov.
Three Kayakers Rescued at Sugar Beach
April 8th, 2013 · 1 Comment · Comments Via Facebook (0) · Maui News
 

Three Maui men are safe after they became separated from their kayaks while venturing into waters off the coast of Sugar Beach in North Kihei on Sunday, officials said.


Coast Guard Station Maui at Maalaea, file photo by Wendy Osher.
Six Rescued From Fishing Boat Near Kaho’olawe
April 1st, 2013 · 1 Comment · Featured, Maui News
 

Six people are safe after being rescued from a charter fishing boat that sank in about 1,200 feet of water off of Kahoolawe in Maui County on Monday afternoon, officials said


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