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Coast Guard plane from Honolulu joining search for missing mariner

A U.S. Coast Guard H C-130 from Honolulu is joining the search today for a mariner that went missing near Pingelap, in the Federated States of Micronesia.

The Coast Guard in Guam received a report 10:25 p.m. Friday, regarding a man, about 40-years olf,   in a 13-foot black and blue canoe who was separated from his party during a fishing trip about 150 yards northwest of Pingelap. The fishing party was on their way back to shore after the weather turned bad.

The HC-130 left Barbers Point yesterday. A U.S. Navy P-3 Orionfrom Kadena Air Base in Japan, is also scheduled to join the search today.

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