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Coast Guard Locates Derelict Vessel; No Skipper Found

The Coast Guard located and boarded a derelict sailing vessel Friday nearly 1,600 miles west of Oahu that was first reported missing from Honolulu in early October. Greg Stephanoff departed Ala Wai boat harbor on a possible voyage to Hanalei … Continue reading

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Polynesian Canoe to Sail Around Hawaii, then the World

Hokule’a is a full-scale replica of a wa’a kaulua, a Polynesian double-hulled voyaging canoe. Launched way back in 1975 by the Polynesian Voyaging Society, she is best known for her 1976 Hawai’i to Tahiti voyage performed with Polynesian navigation techniques. … Continue reading

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Missing Sailboat Found in the Pacific

A sailboat that went missing while en route from Hawaii to California has been found with a broken satellite phone, and relatively close to the islands, Coast Guard officials said. The sailing vessel Siesta had missed its scheduled radio contacts, … Continue reading

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Video of the Week: Dolphin Reaches Out to Diver for Help

An amazing video was captured Friday night in Hawaii of a dolphin reaching out to a human for help. It happened during a manta ray dive experience off the Big Island’s Kona International Airport. The group of snorkelers and divers heard … Continue reading

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Boat Damages Coral in Kaneohe Bay

It happened in Hawaii, but it could have been anywhere, and environmentalists are hopping mad. A 40-foot power boat that ran aground this week in Kaneohe Bay in Hawaii has destroyed 100 coral heads, according to researchers who visited the … Continue reading

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Fishermen Spot Huge Japanese Dock Floating Near Molokai

A floating menace could be the biggest piece of tsunami debris Hawaii has seen yet. Exclusive Hawaii News Now video shows a floating dock with Japanese writing on it.  It was last seen near Molokai. Two Maui fishermen got an … Continue reading

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Seven Rescued After Sailboat Sinks off Oahu

The Coast Guard rescued seven people after their yacht sank 29 miles off of Kaena Point, Oahu early Monday, August 13. The Coast Guard received a mayday call and distress signal from an emergency radio beacon on the 30-foot Cowabunga. The … Continue reading

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Three Cruisers, Including 9-Year-Old, Saved in Dramatic Rescue

West James beamed as he showed off a new entry in his journal. “I survived a dangerous rescue.” James, his father, and uncle were attempting their first voyage across the Pacific in a sailboat when rough seas damaged their boat … Continue reading

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The Boat That Sailed Itself

All they had to do was stay on board and they would have reached their destination in three weeks. But their skipper, badly injured when a freak wave hit the boat, was suspected to be suffering from severe internal bleeding. … Continue reading

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