Missing owner of vessel aground in Maui located

14th Coast Guard District NewsHONOLULU – The Coast Guard’s search for the owner of a grounded sailboat in Maui has been suspended after he was located safely ashore.

The search for Randy Perez was initiated after his 29-foot recreational sailing vessel, the Little Lady, was found aground south of Lahaina, Maui Monday morning. Coast Guardsmen in Sector Honolulu were able to contact a friend of the owner, who reported Perez was not in distress.

Pacific Environmental Corporation has been hired to assess and remove any quantity of hazardous material found aboard the vessel.

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