Coast Guard officials in Honolulu said the crew of the missing vessel was found in no distress this morning nearly 500 miles northeast of Oahu.
The crew aboard the motor vessel Kristen Picer notified Coast Guard officials of the discovery around 8:55 a.m. and helped rescuers locate the Siesta.
The Siesta crew cited a malfunction in their satellite phone as the reason for the missed contact over the 12-hour communications schedule the crew had with friends in Honolulu.
The captain intends to continue on to San Pedro or Long Beach, without satellite communications, Coast Guard officials said.
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