Hawaii-based Coast Guard Units Conclude RIMPAC 2022 Participation 

A U.S. Navy Sailor directs Navy and U.S. Coast Guard Sailors to a U.S. Navy MH-60R Seahawk helicopter throughout flight operations throughout Rim of the Pacific 2022. U.S. COAST GUARD / Petty Officer third Class Taylor Bacon

PEARL HARBOR — 4 Hawaii-based Coast Guard models concluded operations contributing to the most important Coast Guard participation within the historical past of RIMPAC and returned to service of the residents of Hawaii and the Pacific area on Aug. 4, the Coast Guard 14th District stated in a launch. 

U.S. Coast Guard Cutters Midgett and William Hart, the Pacific Dive Locker, and Maritime Security and Safety Workforce Honolulu partnered with navy members from Australia, Peru, Republic of Korea, Canada, France and Japan all through the in-port and at-sea parts of the Rim of the Pacific 2022, which ran from late June to early August. The train marked a sequence of “firsts” for Coast Guard participation. 

Coast Guard Cutter Midgett performed a broad spectrum of operations with the Japan Maritime Self Protection Power Ship Izumo, the usChafee, USS Gridley, French Navy Frigate FS Prairial, and Peruvian Navy BAP Guise. The mixed staff of Midgett, William Hart, Izumo and USS Essex accomplished RIMPAC’s first mass rescue operation, efficiently partnering to search out, get better and supply medical help to 10 simulated individuals within the water. 

Following RIMPAC, Midgett’s crew will depart on a western Pacific patrol to construct on the regional partnerships demonstrated right here and conduct worldwide coaching and fisheries legislation enforcement. William Hart’s crew will conduct mandatory upkeep, full coaching, and resume their position as a standby search-and-rescue asset for vessels in misery within the waters round Hawaii, a task it shares with the opposite two quick response cutters in Honolulu, Cutter Joseph Gerczak and Cutter Oliver Berry. 

This 12 months’s RIMPAC featured the primary Coast Guard-led humanitarian help and catastrophe reduction train. The train examined reopening a harbor that had been struck by a simulated hurricane. A ship crew from Coast Guard MSST Honolulu partnered with underwater survey groups from the U.S. and Royal Australian Navies to conduct underwater scans of Honolulu Harbor to establish hidden hazards. After that, divers from the Coast Guard Pacific Dive Locker collaborated with divers from the U.S. Army and Republic of Korea Navy to take away the hazards and observe sustaining aids to navigation underwater. 

Following RIMPAC, the Pacific Diver Locker will concentrate on coaching and preparations for annual security inspections and supply assist to native Coast Guard belongings and aids to navigation missions.

“This was an unimaginable alternative to work alongside our companions within the Blue Pacific to strengthen {our relationships},” stated Coast Guard 14th District Commander Rear Adm. Michael Day. “Our means to return collectively for RIMPAC 22, in particular person, has helped reconnect inside and past the area. It’s by these connections and relationships that we’ll transfer ahead to bolster impactful engagement alternatives.”  


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