HFD RESPONDS TO BOAT IN DISTRESS OFF OF KAENA POINT

The Honolulu Fire Department (HFD) received a 911 call at 6:25 p.m. for a boat in distress off of Kaena Point. Four units, including the HFD’s Air 1, staffed with 12 personnel, responded.

It was reported that a 19 foot sailing vessel was experiencing fuel issues and had stalled approximately two miles offshore from Kaena Point. The first HFD unit arrived on scene at 6:45 p.m., established command and investigated further. The 911 caller, who was on the vessel, said there were no injuries to the passengers, which included three adult males and one adult female.

Two Rescuers were transported via Air 1 to the vessel’s location. Upon arrival, one rescuer was inserted into the water, boarded the vessel and was able to get it started.

The HFD’s Rescue boat departed Haleiwa Boat Harbor, met up with the vessel and monitored its’ slow trek to the harbor. Shortly after, the United States Coast Guard arrived on scene, launched its’ boat and assumed monitoring of the vessel’s trek to the harbor.

All HFD resources on this incident were available by 8:53 p.m.

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