20 rescued after large fishing boat runs aground off Diamond Head
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20 rescued after large fishing boat runs aground off Diamond Head

  • ASSOCIATED PRESS

    In this photo provided by the U.S. Coast Guard, a fishing vessel sits grounded on a reef off the shore of Honolulu today. The U.S. Coast Guard rescued more than a dozen foreign fishermen and their American captain from the 79-foot U.S.-flagged commercial fishing vessel that ran aground on Tuesday night.

  • DENNIS ODA / DODA@STARADVERTISER.COM

    The Pacific Paradise, a commercial fishing vessel, remained grounded today off Kaimana Beach in Waikiki.

  • DENNIS ODA / DODA@STARADVERTISER.COM

    A sailboat passes behind the Pacific Paradise, a commercial fishing vessel, off Kaimana Beach in Waikiki today. The Pacific Paradise ran aground Tuesday night.

The Coast Guard and Honolulu firefighters rescued 20 fishermen after their vessel ran aground off of Diamond Head early today.

On Tuesday night, the Coast Guard said watchstanders received reports of a grounded 79-foot commercial fishing vessel Pacific Paradise less than a mile off of Diamond Head near the Outrigger Canoe Club.

A Coast Guard response boat medium and MH-65 Dolphin helicopter responded. The Honolulu Fire Department also arrived at the scene to assist.

The crew on the response boat medium transported a majority of the fishermen to the Ala Wai Boat Harbor and the Dolphin helicopter airlifted two fishermen to the Daniel K. Inouye International Airport.

No injuries were reported.

The cause of the grounding is under investigation.

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