Coast Guard rescues multiple mariners on the west side of Molokai

14th Coast Guard District NewsHONOLULU — Rescue teams from Coast Guard Air Station Barbers Point, Coast Guard Station Honolulu and Maui Fire Department came to the aid of two different mariners on the west side of Maui Saturday.

The Coast Guard assisted boaters aboard a 20-foot recreational vessel taking on water and assisted two persons aboard a disabled jet ski. Honolulu based Coast Guard Search and Rescue Coordinators received a mayday transmission from the vessel’s crew at approximately 4:55 p.m. and a cell phone call from the disabled jet skiers at 5:49 p.m.

Rescue coordinators launched a Station Honolulu 45-foot Response Boat Medium rescue boat and an MH-65 Dolphin helicopter from Coast Guard Air Station Barbers Point to provide assistance to the disabled vessels. A Maui County Fire Department rescue boat was also dispatched to the scene to assist the boaters.

A rescue swimmer aboard the Dolphin was lowered to provide the boaters aboard the recreational vessel with a dewatering pump. With the pump aboard, the boaters were able to control the flooding and restart the vessel’s engines. The vessel was safely escorted to Kepuhi Bay by a Maui County Fire Department rescue boat.

With the recreational vessel underway to safety, the Air Station Barbers Point based helicopter and Station Honolulu rescue boat diverted to assist the disabled jet skiers. The helicopter arrived on scene and remained in the area until the Coast Guard rescue boat reached the jet ski’s location. The jet ski was towed to Kepuhi Bay, Molokai.

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