USCG Searching for Mariner off Hawaii

Maritime Activity Reports, Inc.

April 24, 2015

U.S. Coast Guard rescues one, searching for another mariner off Lanai
 
The U.S. Coast Guard (USCG) rescued one man and is still searching for another after the 34-foot fishing vessel Munchkin ran aground on the rocks about one half a miles west of Lanai, Hawaii 12:12 a.m. today.
 
An MH-65 Dolphin helicopter crew from Coast Guard Air Station Barbers Point located and recovered one survivor in the water about 3:20 a.m. today. The survivor was taken to Memorial Hospital on Maui.
 
The Coast Guard Cutter Kiska, a 45-foot Response Boat-Medium response from Station Maui and the MH-65 Dolphin helicopter crew continue to search for the second man who is still missing.
 
Current on-scene weather conditions are 10 mile per hour winds with 3-4 foot seas.
 
Watchstanders at Sector Honolulu received a Mayday over VHF Channel 16 call from the fishing vessel Munchkin at 12:12 a.m. stating they ran aground and had two people aboard the vessel off of Lanai.
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