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OR&R Hosts USCG Sector Honolulu Incident Management Team at Inouye Regional Center in Honolulu

AUGUST 19, 2019 — OR&R’s Emergency Response Division, with assistance from partners with the NOAA Pacific Services Center and NOAA Pacific Fisheries Science Center, hosted visitors from the U.S. Coast Guard (USCG) Sector Honolulu Incident Management Team at the Inouye Regional Center in Honolulu, Hawaii on August 14. 

Uniformed Coast Guard members look at a demonstration given by those not in uniform.
Dr. Donald Kobayashi with NOAA Pacific Fisheries Science Center explains activities in NOAA NMFS laboratories in the Inouye Regional Center (IRC) to USCG Sector Honolulu Incident Management Team visitors. Image credit: NOAA.

The USCG visitors met with NOAA personnel and learned about the various NOAA offices and activities in Hawaii and in the Pacific Islands generally. NOAA responsibilities and services with particular relevance to USCG activities in the Pacific Islands were emphasized. USCG and NOAA routinely support each other in a variety of activities ranging from OR&R’s scientific support to USCG during oil and chemical spill responses to USCG assistance to NOAA Fisheries with whale entanglement response and injured wildlife transport. USCG Sector Honolulu’s area of responsibility for marine oil spill and other incident response includes all the Hawaiian Islands and American Samoa. Pacific Services Center and NOAA Fisheries Service Center provided a facility tour during the visit. 

For more information, please contact Ruth.Yender@noaa.gov.

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USCG in uniform look at a display.
Captain Barry Choy, NOAA Liaison to U.S. Pacific Command, helps the NOAA Emergency Response Division Scientific Support Coordinator give a tour of the Inouye Regional Center in Honolulu, Hawaii to USCG Sector Honolulu Incident Management Team visitors. Image credit: NOAA.