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Missing Mariner Rescued After 12 Days at Sea

December 9, 2014, 1:21 PM HST
* Updated December 9, 1:45 PM
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This picture is of 25-foot sailboat Malia whose owner placed a mayday call Nov. 27, 2014, saying his vessel was taking on water and in danger of sinking 46 miles west of Kailua-Kona. The Coast Guard identified the mariner as 67-year-old Ron Ingraham who was believed to be the sole person aboard the sailing vessel which departed Kaunakakai Harbor, Molokaʻi, to Mānele Bay, Lānaʻi. (U.S. Coast Guard courtesy photo)

This picture is of 25-foot sailboat Malia whose owner placed a mayday call Nov. 27, 2014, saying his vessel was taking on water and in danger of sinking 46 miles west of Kailua-Kona. The Coast Guard identified the mariner as 67-year-old Ron Ingraham who was believed to be the sole person aboard the sailing vessel which departed Kaunakakai Harbor, Molokaʻi, to Mānele Bay, Lānaʻi. (U.S. Coast Guard courtesy photo)

By Maui Now Staff

A boater who has been missing since Nov. 27 was found alive and uninjured aboard his 25-foot sailing vessel, the Malia, Coast Guard officials said.

Ron Ingraham, 67, was located on Tuesday, Dec. 9, about 64 miles south of Honolulu.

He was last heard from on Nov. 27, when he placed two mayday calls, saying his vessel was taking on water and was in danger of sinking 46 miles west of Kailua-Kona off of Hawaiʻi Island.

The vessel initially had departed from Kaunakakai Harbor, Molokaʻi, and was headed to Mānele Bay, Lānaʻi when the Nov. 27 mayday call was received.

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Officials with the Coast Guard say they received a subsequent short mayday call at 7:55 a.m. today and dispatched the USS Paul Hamilton, which was about 14 miles away, to respond.

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The US Navy missile destroyer ship arrived on scene at 9 a.m. and reported that Ingraham was weak, hungry and dehydrated. The crew provided food and water to Ingraham and a rescue and assistance team is attempting to make repairs to the outboard engine of the Malia.

The Coast Guard had suspended an earlier search for Ingraham on Dec. 1, 2014, after a search that covered approximately 12,000 square miles.

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