Coast Guard Rescues 3 Fishermen Off Kona After Vessel Sinks

Personnel from the Coast Guard 14th District and Coast Guard Sector Honolulu met with the survivors of the fishing vessel Vicious Cycle at Pier 4, Friday.

Rescued are Jonathan Hoag, 46, from Rye, New Hampshire, Zaenal, 29, from Indonesia and Syamsul, 29, also from Indonesia.

Coast Guard personnel conducted a thorough search and rescue debrief with the survivors, as is standard practice for cases involving commercial vessels, to gather information that was unavailable during the initial stages of the case. The cause of the sinking is not known and remains under investigation.

“Huge thanks to the Coast Guard and the Navy for our rescue,” said Jonathan Hoag. “Everything was incredibly well organized and we are here now to prove it.”

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Jonathan Hoag, the captain of the fishing vessel Vicious Cycle, and his two crew members, Zaenal and Syamsul, are all smiles after being rescued by the Navy and Coast Guard, after their vessel sank 161 miles southwest of Kona, Hawai'i, March 11, 2016. The survivors were located and rescued fairly quickly due to having a properly registered emergency positioning indicating radio beacon and the proper emergency and survival equipment. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Tara Molle/Released)
Jonathan Hoag, the captain of the fishing vessel Vicious Cycle, and his two crew members, Zaenal and Syamsul, are all smiles after being rescued by the Navy and Coast Guard, after their vessel sank 161 miles southwest of Kona, Hawai’i, March 11, 2016.

The survivors were located and rescued fairly quickly due to having a properly registered emergency positioning indicating radio beacon and the proper emergency and survival equipment.

(U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Tara Molle/Released)

Jonathan Hoag, the captain of the fishing vessel Vicious Cycle, and his two crew members, are all smiles after being rescued by the Navy and Coast Guard, after their vessel sank 161 miles southwest of Kona, Hawai'i, March 11, 2016. The survivors were located and rescued fairly quickly due to having a properly registered emergency positioning indicating radio beacon and the proper emergency and survival equipment. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Tara Molle/Released)
Jonathan Hoag, the captain of the fishing vessel Vicious Cycle, and his two crew members, are all smiles after being rescued by the Navy and Coast Guard, after their vessel sank 161 miles southwest of Kona, Hawai’i, March 11, 2016.

The survivors were located and rescued fairly quickly due to having a properly registered emergency positioning indicating radio beacon and the proper emergency and survival equipment.

(U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Tara Molle/Released)

Petty Officer 1st Class Dustin Welch, an operations specialist at the Coast Guard 14th District, conducts a post search and rescue debrief with the survivors of the fishing vessel, Vicious Cycle, at Pier 4, March 11, 2016. The survivors were located and rescued fairly quickly due to having a properly registered emergency positioning indicating radio beacon and the proper emergency and survival equipment. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Tara Molle/Released)
Petty Officer 1st Class Dustin Welch, an operations specialist at the Coast Guard 14th District, conducts a post search and rescue debrief with the survivors of the fishing vessel Vicious Cycle, at Pier 4, March 11, 2016.

The survivors were located and rescued fairly quickly due to having a properly registered emergency positioning indicating radio beacon and the proper emergency and survival equipment.

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