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Big Isle losing its only Coast Guard cutter

  • COURTESY U.S. COAST GUARD

    The Oliver Berry, one of three 154-foot fast-response cutters costing $65 million each to be stationed at Sand Island on Oahu, is scheduled to arrive this month.

  • COURTESY U.S. COAST GUARD

    The Coast Guard cutter Kiska is leaving Hilo for its new homeport, Guam.

The Coast Guard cutter Kiska is scheduled to pull out of Hilo Harbor for good Saturday en route to its new home in Guam, leaving Hawaii island with only two Coast Guard personnel and prompting concern over how open-water searches and rescues there will be conducted. Read more

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