Broken Forestay Sailboat Rescue in Hawaii by USCG

See the rescue of a 38-foot sailboat with a broken forestay off Honolulu. The crew made a distress call on VHF 16 and a 45-foot Coast Guard boat comes to the rescue of the sailing vessel on July 29, 2018.

Story by Petty Officer 3rd Class Matthew West
U.S. Coast Guard District 14 Hawaii Pacific

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“HONOLULU— The Coast Guard responded to a dismasted sailboat off Honolulu..
A Station Honolulu 45-foot Response Boat-Medium crew is currently towing the dismasted sailboat back to Ala Wai Boat Harbor…
Shortly after at 3:30 p.m., Sector Honolulu watchstanders received a distress call on VHF-FM Channel 16 from the crew of a 38-foot sailboat dismasted and disabled off Honolulu. A Station Honolulu RB-M crew deployed in response to the incident. The responders were able to assist the mariners to recover the mast and put the sailboat in tow.
The weather at the time the cases was reportedly winds of 15-mph and seas to 5-feet.
A Station Honolulu 45-foot Response Boat-Medium crew tows a dismasted sailboat back to Honolulu, July 29, 2018. The RB-M crew responded to a distress call made by the sailboat and were able to assist the mariners in getting the mast out of the water. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Fireman Triston Otto)
A Station Honolulu 45-foot Response Boat-Medium crew responds to a dismasted sailboat off Honolulu, July 29, 2018. The RB-M crew was able to assist the mariners and put the vessel in tow.” (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Fireman Triston Otto)
Sara Muir
03.12.2009
Video by Petty Officer 3rd Class Angela Henderson
(HONOLULU) — A U.S. Coast Guard HH-65 rescue helicopter crew from Air Station Barbers Point and a 47-foot motor lifeboat crew from Coast Guard Station Honolulu conduct a search and rescue demonstration in Honolulu Harbor on the island of Oahu, Hawaii, March 12, 2009.
(U.S. Coast Guard video/PA3 Angela Henderson)
02.16.2018
Video by Petty Officer 3rd Class Amanda Levasseur
U.S. Coast Guard District 14 Hawaii Pacific

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