HONOLULU — A Coast Guard MH-65 Dolphin helicopter aircrew rescue a mariner aboard a disabled vessel off Reef Runway, Oahu, Saturday.
At 7:48 p.m., Saturday, Coast Guard Sector Honolulu watchstanders received reports regarding a 10-foot disabled vessel with one person aboard 1 nautical mile offshore of Sand Island. The reporting party stated that the mariner had no anchor or radio and that he had very little phone battery left.
The mariner’s phone battery ran out while attempting to gain communication with Sector Honolulu watchstanders.
Watchstanders issued an Urgent Marine Information Broadcast Notice to Mariners and deployed a MH-65 Dolphin SRR helicopter aircrew along with a Coast Guard Station Honolulu 45-foot Response Boat-Medium crew to assist.
The rescue helicopter aircrew members stated that the disabled vessel capsized shortly after rescuing the mariner who was reported to be in good condition.
The Coast Guard Sector Honolulu Command Center issued a hazard to navigation broadcast and is currently monitoring the situation.
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