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GOOD SAMARITAN FISHING VESSEL DA OPAILOLO II RESCUED BY COAST GUARD

On August 30, 2009, the Coast Guard reported that it received a call that the 47 foot fishing vessel DA OPAILOLO II was towing a pleasure craft when the tow line became caught in the propeller.

The DA OPAILOLO II rescued two people aboard the pleasure craft MY ESCAPE that had capsized. The two crewmembers were found clinging to the hull when they were taken aboard the DA OPAILOLO II. The DA OPAILOLO II only made it 12 miles before the tow line became tangled in the propeller. The Coast Guard patrol boat, AHI, towed the DA OPAILOLO II the remainder of the way and the partially submerged MY ESCAPE was abandoned.