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USS Ashland Assists Distressed Mariners In The Pacific Ocean

The mariners, Jennifer Appel and Tasha Fuiava, both from Honolulu, and their two dogs had set sail from Hawaii to Tahiti this spring. They had an engine casualty May 30 during bad weather but continued on, believing they could make it to land by sail.

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Update: Responders Continue Efforts To Remove Vessel Grounded Off Honolulu

At first light the salvage team will reassess the vessel and attempt another towing evolution if weather allows this to be done safely.

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Update: Responders Continue Work To Remove Fuel, Vessel Grounded Off Honolulu

The salvage team arrived on scene to continue to remove the remaining fuel from the vessel and rig it to be towed.

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Update: Responders Work To Remove Fuel, Vessel Grounded Off Honolulu

"The safety of the public is our primary concern as we work with our state partners and responsible party to address the potential pollution threat and salvage the vessel," said Capt. Michael Long, commander, Coast Guard Sector Honolulu and captain of the port. "I want to thank our state and federal partners who worked with us to affect a safe rescue of the crew and continue to work with us on the response. The Coast Guard is also investigating the cause of the grounding."

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