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Six fishermen survive after vessel sinks off Maui
Written by Associated Press   
Tuesday, 02 April 2013 11:51

HONOLULU (AP) — Authorities say six fishermen have survived the sinking of their vessel off Maui.

The Coast Guard says the problem began Monday when a 43-foot charter fishing vessel began taking on water about two miles off the coast of Kahoolawe.

The agency received a call from the captain saying the boat was sinking and passengers were putting on lifejackets. The six people then climbed into a life raft.

The Coast Guard launched a response boat from the station in Maui. It also notified other mariners in the area that the fishing vessel was in need of assistance.

A recreational vessel responded and rescued the passengers and crew. They were brought to the harbor. No one was seriously injured.

Authorities have not yet determined what caused the vessel to start taking on water.


Copyright 2013 The Associated Press.

 

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