The US Coast Guard reports that three men were rescued after spending 24 hours battling the effects of Hurricane Julio aboard a disabled sailboat 414 miles northeast of Oahu Monday.
The 42-foot sailboat enroute from Stockton, Calif., to Honolulu, was dismasted and flooding with three passengers aboard.
The 661-foot Matson container ship Manukai safely embarked the three passengers at 7:52 a.m. Monday.
The container ship successfully shot a line to the sailboat’s crew and pulled the sailboat and crew alongside the ship. The passengers disembarked the sailboat and climbed a 30-foot ladder draped over the side of Manukai’s hull.
The Walkabout remains adrift. The Coast Guard has issued a warning notifying mariners of the hazard to navigation.