Three mariners rescued after five days adrift in Pacific

Three mariners rescued after five days adrift in Pacific
HONOLULU – Three fishermen are safe after drifting for five days without food. The fishermen were located 80 miles off Tarawa Wednesday. The three men, 30, 20 and 20, departed Tarawa Friday in a 17-foot boat on a fishing trip when they encountered engine trouble about five miles from shore. The vessel was not equipped with oars or paddles and the men attempted to break off portions of the boat to...

Coast Guard aircrew locates missing mariners

Coast Guard aircrew locates missing mariners
HONOLULU – A Coast Guard HC-130 Hercules aircraft crew from Air Station Barbers Point located the three missing mariners approximately 110 miles southwest of Tarawa, the Republic of Kiribati, at 3:30 p.m., Thursday. The aircrew located the 16-foot, white and blue skiff on radar within a search area approximately 2,531 miles from Honolulu. The Hercules crew dropped a canister filled with food, water,...

Coast Guard assisting in search for missing fishermen

Coast Guard assisting in search for missing fishermen
ONOLULU – The Coast Guard is assisting the Republic of Kiribati in the search for three fishermen on a skiff in the vicinity of Tarawa, Wednesday. The white and blue 16-foot skiff has three men aboard, two of them 55 years old and one 20-year old. The 16-foot skiff crew was transiting from Maiana Island to Tarawa Monday at approximately 2 p.m., Hawaiian Standard Time. The crew was reported overdue...

Coast Guard searching for missing mariner

HONOLULU – A Coast Guard aircrew piloting an HC-130 Hercules is searching for a man aboard a missing seven-foot aluminum skiff in the vicinity of Betio Island, Tarawa, Republic of Kiribati, Tuesday. Watchstanders in Joint Rescue Coordination Center Honolulu received a request from Rescue Coordination Center Nadi for assistance in searching for the 24-year-old mariner, Sunday. According to the report,...

Rescue crews search for 6 missing from Tarawa

USCG File Photo by Petty Officer Michael De NysHONOLULU – A Coast Guard search and rescue crew from Air Station Barbers Point has joined the search for six young people missing in an outrigger canoe in the Pacific Ocean Tuesday. Aboard the canoe were two men, age 19, four girls ages eight, nine, 12 and 14. The canoe was collecting palm leaves for roofing off the west coast of Tarawa. They were last...