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Container Ship Picks Up Stranded Boaters

 
Posted Monday, August 11th 2014 @ 3pm

A container ship crew Monday rescued three people who were stranded in a sailboat 400 miles from Hawaii where Hurricane Julio was churning. The sailboat was sailing from California, when it got stranded in 30-foot seas and winds of 92-to-115 mph. Those onboard called for help Sunday morning and the U.S. Coast Guard responded and dropped a pump to the boat. A Matson container ship on its way to deliver goods to Honolulu, was diverted and went to help. It arrived on scene Monday morning and the sailors made it onto the ship at about 8 a.m. A Coast Guard C130 was in the area monitoring the rescue. 

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