Mayday broadcast off Oahu saves fisherman, tests new Coast Guard Rescue 21 system

HONOLULU – A fisherman is safe after his 48-foot boat capsized and sank approximately 15 miles south of Oahu at approximately 5:30 Sunday. The mariner was able to transmit a mayday call on VHF channel 16 which was received by Coast Guard search and rescue coordinators at Coast Guard Sector Honolulu. He was also able to active an Emergency Position Indicating Radio Beacon which transmitted his...