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Man in Ocean Rowboat Rescued by Coast Guard

Man in Ocean Rowboat Rescued by Coast Guard

This photo provided by the U.S. Coast Guard shows the rescue Tuesday, Nov. 7, 2017, of Ruihan Yu, a Chinese national, who was reportedly conducting a trans-Pacific voyage from California to port calls in China and Taiwan aboard his 18-foot vessel when he suffered communication failures and a damaged rudder. (U.S. Coast Guard via AP)

Friday, 10 November 2017 08:55 AM

A Chinese man in a ocean rowboat was rescued by the The U.S. Coast Guard off Hawaii while voyaging from California to Asia.

The Coast Guard identified him as Ruihan Yu, a Chinese national who was rescued Tuesday about 35 miles (56 kilometers) northeast of the island of Maui.

A Coast Guard news release says the 32-year-old Yu left California on June 9 and was headed for China and Taiwan when his 18-foot (5-meter) vessel developed communication failures and a damaged rudder.

Yu’s friend notified the Coast Guard that Yu was in possible distress after receiving a text message from him on a two-way satellite communication device.

Coast Guard spokeswoman Tara Molle says Yu planned to continue to his final destination of Australia.

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