USCG, Navy, Hawaii First Responders Complete SAREX

USCG, Navy, Hawaii First Responders Complete SAREX

Members of the U.S. Coast Guard and local and regional first responders in late May conducted a pair of search and rescue exercises in Hawaii. Coast Guard Sector Honolulu organizes the annual exercise to review alert and response procedures and improve coordination on search and rescue events. The exercises began in Hilo, Hawaii with asset open houses at Hilo International Airport and the Port of Hilo, and included mock searches for a kayaker at Hilo Bayfront Beach Park and a second open-water exercise off Kawaihae. Participants in this year's SAREXs in Hawaii also included members of Coast Guard Sector Honolulu…
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Disney Cruise Line to Resume Sailing in Hawaii After Agreeing to COVID Protocols

Disney Cruise Line to Resume Sailing in Hawaii After Agreeing to COVID Protocols

Disney Cruises has become the fifth cruise line to sign with the Hawaii Department of Transportation Harbors Division to resume sailing in the region. Disney Cruise Line joins Royal Caribbean Cruise LTD, World Residences at Sea, Carnival Cruise Line and Norwegian Cruise Lines in inking port agreements that they would commit to follow health and safety protocols in alignment with the CDC’s COVID-19 Program for Cruise Ships in order to operate in the state. As of May 5, cruise ship vaccination status threshold is 90% of passengers, according to CDC. CDC says cruise lines capable of carrying over 250 persons…
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Matson Inc. Announces New Leadership Roles

Matson Inc. Announces New Leadership Roles

Honolulu-based Matson has announced that five employees will take on new leadership roles within the company.  Vic Angoco, Matson’s senior vice president, Pacific, will become senior vice president, Alaska, starting on July 1. He will take over for Bal Dreyfus, who is retiring.  Angoco, who will be based in Anchorage, currently oversees the company’s Hawaii, Guam, Micronesia and South Pacific operations and brings 32 years of maritime experience. He started with Matson in 1996 as operations manager on Guam, before moving on to various leadership roles in Guam and Hawaii.  “As difficult as it is to replace an executive with…
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