Coast Guard buoy tender assists disabled vessel off Hilo, Hawaii

googletag.cmd.push(function() { googletag.display('div-gpt-ad-1461251439213-0'); }); HILO, Hawaii– At approximately 12:40 p.m., Monday, March 23, 2009, the crew of the U.S. Coast Guard cutter Kukui received a radio call from a vessel requiring assistance in the vicinity of Hilo Harbor on the Big Island of Hawaii.