HONOLULU — A diver is recovering this morning after crewmembers aboard a 45-foot Response Boat-Medium from Coast Guard Station Honolulu rescued her approximately one mile south of Kewalo Basin on O’ahu Wednesday.
Watchstanders at the Sector Honolulu Command Center received a request for Coast Guard assistance via VHF Channel 16 from the charter vessel Moemac for a 71-year-old female diver in distress.
The Moemac crew were commencing CPR, but the vessel was disabled and unable to transit back to shore. The RB-M crew was nearby and diverted to assist. The crew arrived on scene, brought the patient aboard and administered CPR during the transit back to shore.
The patient was safely transferred to awaiting EMS at Kewalo Basin and then taken to Straub Hospital.
The diver is reported as stable and recovering.
The charter vessel Snoopy V towed Moemac in to Kewalo Basin. The Response Boat-Medium and its crew are capable of conducting a variety of missions in the near shore waters of Hawaii. The RB-M is one of the Coast Guard’s newest assets.