Coast Guard and AMVER partners assists vessel taking on water

HONOLULU — Coast Guard search and rescue crews here and Automated Mutual Assistance Vessel Rescue partners are assisting a vessel taking on water approximately 475 miles north of Kauai.

Coast Guard watchstanders at the Joint Rescue Coordination Center here received a distress call at 6:30 a.m. from the captain of the fishing vessel, Tany Rose, who reported the engine room was taking on water.

A Coast Guard aircrew from Air Station Barbers Point launched an HC-130 Hercules aircraft at 7:45 a.m. to establish communications and drop water pumps to the Tany Rose. JRCC search and rescue coordinators immediately issued a radio broadcast asking for any AMVER vessels in the area to assist. The crew of the container ship Csav Rahue responded to the call at 7:30 a.m.

The Csav Rahue crew will arrive on scene approximately 11:35 a.m. The aircrew will remain on scene until the Csav Rahue arrives.

The weather conditions were reported to be 15-knot winds and six to 10-foot seas.

No injuries have been reported.

AMVER, sponsored by the United States Coast Guard, is a unique, computer-based, and voluntary global ship reporting system used worldwide by search and rescue authorities to arrange for assistance to persons in distress at sea. With AMVER, rescue coordinators can identify participating ships in the area of distress and divert the best-suited ship or ships to respond.

For more information about AMVER, please visit www.amver.com

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