Mariner rescued near Christmas Island

Mariner rescued near Christmas Island
HONOLULU — A mariner in distress was rescued by a container vessel in the North Pacific at 9 p.m. Monday. The crew aboard the container vessel Kota Wangi rescued a 58-year-old Australian mariner aboard the sailing vessel Folly II. The mariner was in good condition and was transiting from California to Christmas Island, in the Republic of Kiribati, when the vessel’s autopilot reportedly failed. After...