Coast Guard responds to vessel collision 20 miles southeast of Oahu

Coast Guard Cutter Kittiwake file photo

HONOLULU — The Coast Guard responded to a collision of two vessels approximately 20 miles southeast of Oahu, Wednesday.

Commercial fishing vessel, Helen, reportedly collided with the Italian-flagged Liquid Propane Gas tanker, Pertusola, carrying 2,300 metric tons of propane.

At 1:52 p.m., Coast Guard Sector Honolulu watchstanders received a report from the vessel Helen’s captain via VHF radio channel 16 of the incident.

A U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Kittiwake (WPB 87316) crew and a 45-foot Response Boat-Medium crew from Coast Guard Station Honolulu reported on scene to assess the scene, verify vessel damages and any potential pollution.

No injuries or pollution have been reported.

The cause of the collision is under investigation.


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