Boater one week overdue on voyage from Kauai to Oahu

14th Coast Guard District NewsHONOLULU – The Coast Guard is searching for a recreational boater aboard the 36-foot sailboat Arcturus who departed Kauai Dec. 17 and was expected to arrive on Oahu Dec. 18 but has not been heard from.

Coast Guard Sector Honolulu personnel were notified at 3:15 p.m. Saturday that 66 year-old Ira Foreman was missing. Foreman’s wife made the notification and explained that her husband departed Port Allen, Kauai late in the morning Dec. 17 and was expected to arrive at Keehi Lagoon, Oahu Dec. 18.

An HC-130 Hercules airplane search crew from Coast Guard Air Station Barbers Point was launched at 7 a.m. Sunday to search for the missing mariner.

The sailboat Arcturus is described as having a white hull, white sails, no name on the transom and four portholes on both sides of the cabin.

Anyone with any information regarding Mr. Foreman’s whereabouts is urged to contact Sector Honolulu at 808-842-2600.

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