Four rescued from disabled boat off Kaneohe Bay

Photo: Courtesy U.S. Coast Guard District 14 Hawaii

Four adults are safe after being rescued from a disabled boat approximately 12 miles northeast of Kaneohe Bay Monday afternoon.

At 3:14 p.m., Coast Guard Sector Honolulu was patched in to a call from the Honolulu Fire Department that a 19-foot Boston Whaler suffered an unknown engine casualty and was adrift. An individual aboard the vessel was able to contact the fire department via cell phone.

A response boat dispatched from Coast Guard Station Honolulu towed the vessel into Kaneohe Bay where it was safely moored at Heeia Kea Pier.

The vessel was boarded and issued a warning for expired flares.

The Coast Guard advises all mariners to ensure they have all necessary safety equipment aboard and that it is in working condition, including flares, life jackets and a working VHF radio.

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