US Coast Guard Support to the Ka Molokai Makahiki
Submitted by Diane Roloson, Flotilla Commander, Flotilla 25, Molokai, USCG Auxiliary
The crew of the US Coast Guard Cutter Kittiwake, an 87 foot coastal patrol boat, stationed in Nawiliwili, Kauai is scheduled to participate in the Ka Molokai Makahiki Games this weekend. The Kittiwake's Commanding Officer, LtJG Gordon Hood , has indicated that the Kittiwake will be open for tours to Molokai residents on Saturday morning and afternoon starting on the hour at 9AM until 3PM. Please stop by the harbor and visit and learn more about the Coast Guard Ohana in Hawaii. Additionally, the 47 ft patrol boat and its crew from US Coast Guard Station Maui in Maalaea also expects to be here and participate in the games. The USCG participants in the Ka Molokai Makahiki are supported in part by your local Molokai US Coast Guard Auxiliary Flotilla. The flotilla is active in promoting recreational boating safety in Molokai through public education and vessel safety checks, completing projects in support of the State of Hawaii Harbors Dept and other state and federal agencies, and facilitating USCG mariner documentation and licensing. Call 553-5503 for more information about the auxiliary and its missions.