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Sailboat that left Honolulu is found; crew OK, lost communication

By Star-Advertiser staff

LAST UPDATED: 02:02 p.m. HST, May 05, 2013

Crew members of a 44-boat sailboat en route to California from Hawaii stopped communicating with friends Friday because of a broken satellite phone, and not because they were in distress.

The sailboat Siesta, which left Honolulu on Thursday, was about 494 miles northeast of the islands Sunday when it was located by a nearby vessel.

The Kristen Picer, a Panamanian-flagged cargo ship, responded to a marine broadcast seeking the whereabouts of the boat, the Coast Guard said. The Siesta's crew reported no one on the ship was in distress.

Friends of the Siesta's crew contacted the Coast Guard on Saturday, after not hearing from the crew members since Friday night.

There are four sailors on the boat, which is bound for Long Beach, Calif.

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allie wrote:
dangerous trip
on May 5,2013 | 09:40AM
kailua1980 wrote:
...and you know this because...? You've sailed before? Know anything about Trans-Pacific sailing? They lost communications. That does not make it a dangerous trip.
on May 5,2013 | 03:25PM
cunfuzd4 wrote:
ALL-LIE "dangerous trip" WOW!! You thought that up all by yourself???
on May 5,2013 | 04:14PM
cunfuzd4 wrote:
ALL-LIE how long did it take you to come up with that gem of a thought? Did you require assistance? That is so incredible...for you!! Such mental gymnastics...for you!! Careful now...you don't want to strain yourself and cause any permanent brain damage!!!
on May 5,2013 | 04:17PM
cunfuzd4 wrote:
at least no more than already exists
on May 5,2013 | 04:18PM
yrusodz wrote:
OMG!! LOL!!! Classic! Absolutely CLASSIC!!! LOL!!!
on May 5,2013 | 05:01PM
LMO wrote:
"Crew members of a 44-boat sailboat ..." Doesn't anybody edit this stuff before publication? A 44-boat saulboat? What is that?
on May 6,2013 | 01:56AM
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