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Coast Guard rescues 15 mariners aboard disabled vessel participating in Transpac – Honolulu, Hawaii

Honolulu, Hawaii 2021-07-25 01:17:18 –

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File – On July 24, 2021, the Coast Guard crew rescued 15 sailors on a disabled 72-foot sailing vessel Lucky, 26 miles east of Makapuu Point, Oahu.

Honolulu (KHON2) — On Saturday, July 24, the US Coast Guard was on a sailing vessel participating in the 2021 Transpacific Yacht Race (Transpac), with the rudder disabled and the boat heading for Oahu. Rescue 15 sailors who drifted.

Coast Guard officials said the crew were rescued from the 72-foot sailing vessel “Lucky” about 26 miles east of Makapuu Point on Oahu.

According to the Coast Guard, the rudder was disabled on the ship, and crew members on board notified the Coast Guard’s Honolulu observer of the situation at 1:32 pm on Friday, July 23. According to Coast Guard officials, the sailors had safety devices, satellite phones and equipment, and reported no medical concerns.

File – Coast Guard Cutter Oliverbury (WPC1124) crew towed Lucky, a 72-foot sailing vessel, 26 miles east of Makapuu Point, Oahu, on July 24, 2021. (Photo of the US Coast Guard)

According to officials, the 72-foot sailing vessel was towed to Honolulu Harbor by the Coast Guard cutter Oliver Berry and the Station Honolulu Response Boat-Medium.

“The evolution of towing involves risks. Our crew is constantly training to make sure they are ready when needed. That training paid off last night. 30 With the wind of knots and the 10-foot sea, we were able to establish a tow with Lucky and safely return to Honolulu. “

Ensign Michael Maisenger, Head of Operations Oliver Berry

The Coast Guard determined that the crew were not in imminent danger and towed at 6:45 pm on Friday.

According to the Coast Guard, Oliver Berry and Lucky arrived off Honolulu on Saturday at 2:30 am.

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