VIDEO: Mariner Safely on Molokaʻi After 12 Days Lost at Sea
[flashvideo file=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_0Og2_8xrp8 /] By Wendy Osher
After 12 days at sea, a missing boater was located alive and uninjured aboard his sailboat 64 miles south of Honolulu on Tuesday, Dec. 9, 2014.
Ron Ingraham, 67, who has been missing since Nov. 27, has since been transported via Coast Guard Cutter to Molokaʻi with his 25-foot sailboat, the Malia in tow.
Coast Guard officials say he arrived on island at around 8:50 this morning.
According to the Coast Guard, the USS Paul Hamilton, a Navy missile destroyer, was dispatched to meet up with Ingraham, who made a mayday call yesterday morning.
Crews reported that the sailor was weak, hungry and dehydrated, but otherwise alive and uninjured.
Ingraham placed an initial mayday call on Nov. 27 off of Kailua Kona indicating that his vessel was in danger of sinking and taking on water.
At the time, the coast guard had indicated that Ingraham had departed from Kaunakakai Harbor on Molokaʻi, bound for Mānele Bay on Lānaʻi.
That initial search was called off after 4 days.
***Supporting information courtesy US Coast Guard.