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Coast Guard Pulls 1 Mariner, 2 Dogs Aboard Disabled Vessel to Shore

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PC: U.S. Coast Guard

The crew of the Coast Guard Cutter William Hart assisted one mariner and two dogs aboard the disabled 32-foot sailboat Wind Rush north of O‘ahu, Monday.

The Wind Rush was disabled with fouled sails, rigging, and an inoperable motor five miles off Ka‘ena Point. The William Hart crew towed the vessel 10 miles back to Waianae Boat Harbor. The mariner was suffering from a hand injury and is reported in good condition.

At 6:14 a.m, Coast Guard Sector Honolulu watchstanders received a report from the mariner aboard the Wind Rush stating his vessel was disabled off Ka‘ena Point.

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The mariner stated he had been adrift for 12 hours and was managing his drift, but was not able to maneuver and was out of food and water. He was also suffering from an injury to his hand and was unable to work the vessel’s rigging.

Coast Guard Sector Honolulu watchstanders issued a Marine Assistance Request Broadcast and launched the William Hart to assist.

Once on scene the William Hart’s crew took the vessel in tow and brought the vessel back to port.

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