Rescue stories

U.S. Coast Guard Sees Honey Cutter Crew Safely To Honolulu

by IERCC Duty Officer on September 12, 2015

HONOLULU — The Coast Guard safely delivered the two-man crew of the sailing vessel Honey Cutter to Honolulu on Saturday.

A Coast Guard Station Honolulu 45-foot Response Boat-Medium crew escorted the vessel under its own auxiliary power into Keehi Lagoon from just off Honolulu, following a multiday tow beginning 450 miles northeast of Oahu by good Samaritans aboard the fishing vessel Capt. Kenneth and then the crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Galveston Island.

Watchstanders at the Coast Guard command center in Honolulu received an International Emergency Response Coordination Center relayed report of an SOS activation from a GPS device registered to the master of the Honey Cutter at 11:43 a.m. Wednesday. The initial message indicated the vessel had suffered a keel fracture and was taking on water at a rate of 2 gallons per hour. On board pumps were keeping up with the flooding.

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South Carolina Man and Son Rescued

by IERCC Duty Officer on July 20, 2015

From: Sweetwater County’s Online News Source - Rock Springs — Sweetwater County deputies, Eden-Farson Fire Department emergency responders, and a search aircraft worked together to locate and rescue a South Carolina man and his son in a remote area in northern Sweetwater County Wednesday afternoon.

According to Sweetwater County Sheriff Mike Lowell, Richard Kendrick, 54, of Greenville, South Carolina, and his 19-year-old son, whose name was not available at press time, have been traveling through several western states on a two-week back country trip riding dual-sport motorcycles.

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