Sinking fishing vessel and crew arrive safely in Honolulu

Sinking fishing vessel and crew arrive safely in Honolulu
HONOLULU —The fishing vessel Pacifica moored safely in Honolulu Harbor Monday after taking on water approximately 144 miles north northeast of Oahu. The cause of the flooding was determined to be insufficient shaft packing in the stern tube, which allowed water to enter the vessel. The Coast Guard Cutter Kittiwake, an 87-foot patrol boat homeported here, escorted the vessel back to the Port of Honolulu. Watchstanders...

Rescue underway for vessel taking on water 144 miles from Oahu

Rescue underway for vessel taking on water 144 miles from Oahu
HONOLULU — The Coast Guard is assisting the crew of a sinking fishing boat 144 miles north northeast of Oahu, Sunday. Watchstanders at the Coast Guard Sector Honolulu Command Center received a distress call from the commercial fishing vessel Pacifica at 8:58 a.m., Sunday. The crew reported the vessel was taking on water at ten gallons per minute and was continuing to make way toward Oahu at 7 miles...