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.