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2 People Rescued From Disabled Watercraft off Maui

January 6, 2022, 12:31 PM HST
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The U.S. Coast Guard and Maui County Fire Department on Thursday rescued two mariners aboard a disabled watercraft off Pe‘ahi, on the north shore of Maui.

Both mariners were reported to be in good condition.

At 11 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 5, Coast Guard Sector Honolulu received reports about a disabled watercraft 2 nautical miles north of Pe’ahi. A friend of the two mariners reported receiving a text message stating the watercraft was having engine issues and the two people aboard were requesting Coast Guard assistance.

The Coast Guard issued an urgent information broadcast notice to mariners and deployed a Dolphin helicopter, HC-130 Hercules and Coast Guard Cutter Oliver Berry crews to assist. Maui County Fire Department also dispatched ground crews and a fire boat in response.

The disabled watercraft was located at 3:15 a.m. today, Jan. 6, by the Dolphin helicopter crew, who vectored in the Maui County fire boat to tow the mariners back to shore. The watercraft was towed back to the Maliko boat ramp while the Hercules aircrew provided overhead support.

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