On May 23, 2023, the Honolulu Fire Department (HFD) received a 911 call at 6:36 p.m.
for a boater in distress offshore of the Hawaii Kai area and responded with 4 units with
12 personnel. The first unit arrived at the onshore scene in the Port Lock area at 6:43
p.m to investigate and made visual contact of the disabled vessel. The visual
identification confirmed the boaters’ geolocation from their phone that plotted them
approximately one and one-quarter of a mile offshore of the Maunalua Bay boat ramp.

The caller, who was the lone occupant onboard the 19-foot vessel, reported he had lost
engine power but was anchored in place to prevent drifting. The HFD’s Rescue 1 boat
arrived at the ocean scene making contact with the vessel and boater at 7:00 p.m.
Rescue personnel boarded and confirmed that there were no injuries and rigged the
disabled vessel for towing. The HFD’s Rescue 1 boat towed it safely to the Maunalua
Bay Boat Ramp at 7:29 p.m.

All HFD personnel were accounted for with no reports of injuries.