A woman is recovering at Maui Memorial Medical Center this morning after she severely injured her ankle Saturday. The 60 year-old woman slipped on a trail leading to the ocean above the Jaws surfing break at Peahi Bay.
The waves drew crowds to see some of the largest waves of the year. Maui Fire and Rescue crews responded at 12:41 p.m. Saturday. Kahalui Engine 1, Rescue 10 and Air-1 responded. Ground-based teams stabilized the woman. Air-1 flew the woman to a landing zone near Hana Highway where she was transported to the hospital.
APRA HARBOR, Guam – Twenty-four crewmembers are safe after abandoning ship approximately 440 miles west of Guam Monday.
At 8 a.m. Sunday, watchstanders at the Coast Guard Sector Guam Command Center received report of flooding from the 500-foot cargo ship Rich Forest.
The ship, carrying logs enroute to China, experienced flooding in the engine room and subsequent loss of propulsion. The Chinese crew reported the vessel was taking on 160 tons of water per hour and generators had failed.
Coast Guard watchstanders in Guam identified four merchant vessels to provide assistance under the Automated Mutual Assistance Vessel Rescue System.
The Coast Guard Cutters Assateague and Sequoia were deployed from Guam but were 18 hours away.
At 1:21 p.m., the Rich Forest’s crew entered life rafts and abandoned ship.
At 4:40 p.m., the AMVER Vessel CS Sunshine completed the rescue of all survivors from life rafts and safely brought them aboard without incident. The crew of the Rich Forest will be taken aboard the Assateague once it arrives on scene. The CS Sunshine will continue on to its next port of call in Japan.
The Rich Forest remains unpowered and adrift. The Coast Guard will be issuing a broadcast notice to mariners to warn any ships in the area of the hazard to navigation and to report the location of the adrift vessel.
AMVER, sponsored by the United States Coast Guard, is a unique, computer-based, and voluntary global ship reporting system used worldwide by search and rescue authorities to arrange for assistance to persons in distress at sea. With AMVER, rescue coordinators can identify participating ships in the area of distress and divert the best-suited ship or ships to respond. Prior to sailing, participating ships send a sail plan to the AMVER computer center. Vessels then report every 48 hours until arriving at their port of call. This data is able to project the position of each ship at any point during its voyage. In an emergency, any rescue coordination center can request this data to determine the relative position of AMVER ships near the distress location. On any given day there are over 3,700 ships available to carry out search and rescue services.
For more information, contact the public affairs officer at (671) 355-4834.
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A man visiting from San Diego is very thankful other hikers also chose today to explore Iao Valley Trail. Shortly after 9 a.m. today, Maui Fire Department’s Engine 1 and Rescue 10 were dispatched to Iao Valley after calls about a male hiker who had fallen off the trail and was down approximately 40 -50 feet. He managed to crawl back up about 15 feet before realizing he was in trouble.
Two visitors hiking, heard the male yelling for help. E-1 personnel hiked in about 3/4 of a mile into the trail to the hiker’s location. The victim was 25 feet down the side of the cliff, out of sight, but able to make voice contact. He suffered minor cuts to his face and pain to his ribs.
Air-1 with rescue 10 personnel arrived and airlifted him out to the trail. From there, he is escorted out, back to the parking lot by E-1 personnel. The 57 year-old hiker from San Diego was checked out by Medics, then drove himself to the Emergency Room at Maui Medical Memorial Center.
Friends helped friends after near disaster until helped arrived along Maui’s rugged northwest coastline yesterday. Monday afternoon at 5:19 p.m., Maui Fire Department units Engine along with the department’s Air-1 Helicopter responded to the Olivine Pools for reports of two males in the ocean.
The two males, approximately 25 years of age, were fishing, when one of the males attempted to untangle his fishing line from the rocks. As he was untangling his line, a wave then swept him into the ocean. His friend jumped into the ocean after him to offer help. Air-1 with Rescue 10 personnel arrived on scene and airlifted the two fisherman to safety. No injuries were reported and both refused medical treatment.
A Colorado man on a deep nature run Saturday along the Kahakapao Trail is glad he wasn’t the only nature lover in the rainforest. At 3:23 p.m., Maui Fire and Rescue crews from Engine 5 (Makawao Station) were notified by Central Dispatch of a hiker within the Makawao Forest Reserve in need of assistance.
Emergency personnel arrived at the entrance to the Kahakapao Trail and discovered that a 51 year-old man, visiting from Colorado, had injured his upper left leg while running on the trail. Two mountain bike riders on the trail found the injured male and called for emergency services. One biker stayed with the injured party while the other biker met emergency personnel at the entrance to the trail to lead fire crews and medics to the injured party who was approximately a mile in from the entrance to the trail.
Contact with the patient was made at 4:08 p.m. Emergency personnel stabilized the patient and carried him out to a waiting medic unit at the entrance of the trail. The incident concluded at 5:25 p.m. when the patient was transported to the hospital.
An adventurous woman visiting from Boston is lucky her Maui adventure didn’t end badly. At 2:25 p.m. today, Maui Fire Department received a report of a missing stand up paddler, a 21 year-old female visiting from Boston. She was part of a group of six friends who rented paddle boards from the beach equipment rental booth fronting the Hyatt.
The group started having trouble because of the wind. Five of them made it back to shore with the assistance of the vendor, but one female got blown downwind. She was last seen at 2 p.m. by the people in the group near the jet ski platform off of Hanakao`o Beach.
The rental equipment vendor went to the lifeguard stand at Hanakao`o Beach Park and reported the incident. Jetski 3 from Hanakao’o started a search and requested Fire Dept. assistance. With Jetski 3 from Ocean Safety already searching, Rescue Boat 3 from Lahaina was launched from Mala Wharf to assist. Air 1 from Kahului Station was also used in the search due to poor visibility.
Shortly after the search was initiated, the rescue team was notified by Central Dispatch that Coast Guard received a call from the sailboat “Bliss” stating that they had picked up a female stand up paddler – exact location unknown. The missing person’s name and description was confirmed and the search was ended at 3:10 p.m.
The paddle boarder was brought to Mala wharf in good condition. Teamwork and expertise among first responders and observant citizens saved the day again.
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