Mariner en route Molokai after being lost at sea

Hawaii-Pacific Coast Guard News
HONOLULU — A mariner and his 25-foot sailing vessel are being towed to Molokai after spending 12 days lost at sea.

Ron Ingraham is currently aboard Coast Guard Cutter Kiska, a 110-foot Island-class patrol boat home ported in Hilo, en route Kaunakakai, Molokai, with his sailing vessel Malia in tow. Kiska is expected to arrive in Molokai Wednesday at approximately 8 a.m.

Once arriving at Kaunakakai, a 45-foot Response Boat-Medium crew from Coast Guard Station Maui will relieve Kiska taking Ingraham aboard and taking the sailboat in to moorage.

Coast Guard Cutter Rush, a 378-foot high endurance cutter home ported in Honolulu, arrived on scene Tuesday at 5 p.m. to relieve the Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Paul Hamilton (DDG 60) and took Ingraham aboard until Kiska arrived.

Once on-scene, the Kiska brought Ingraham aboard and took the sailboat in a stern tow.

Ingraham, 67, who had been missing since Nov. 27 was found alive and uninjured aboard his 25-foot sailing vessel Malia 64 miles south of Honolulu, Tuesday.

Ingraham was last heard from when he placed two mayday calls Nov. 27, saying his vessel was in danger of sinking 46 miles west of Kailua-Kona.

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