Maui News

18 Foot Boat Runs Into Engine Trouble off Ukumehame

July 1, 2016, 12:41 PM HST
* Updated July 1, 12:43 PM
Listen to this Article
1 minute
Loading Audio... Article will play after ad...
Playing in :00

Maui water, background photo by Wendy Osher; Coast Guard logo overlay.

Maui water, background photo by Wendy Osher; Coast Guard logo overlay.

Lahaina firefighters responded to a report of a disabled boat about two miles off of the Ukumehame area in West Maui on Thursday night.

The incident was reported at 6:55 p.m., on Thursday June 30, 2016.

Maui fire officials say the Coast Guard in Honolulu was in text message communication with two people aboard an 18-foot boat that had encountered engine trouble, and was now anchored a few miles offshore.

The mariner’s also reported that their phone battery was nearly dead and that they were both hearing impaired.

A Lahaina ladder crew launched a rescue boat from the Māla Boat Ramp in Lahaina and headed towards the boat’s reported GPS coordinates off of the Ukumehame area.


When firefighters reached the distressed boat at 7:45 p.m., a Coast Guard crew from Māʻalaea was already with the mariners.

E-Mail Newsletters Receive daily or weekly updates via e-mail. Subscribe Now
News Alerts Breaking news alerts on your mobile device. Get the App


This comments section is a public community forum for the purpose of free expression. Although Maui Now encourages respectful communication only, some content may be considered offensive. Please view at your own discretion. View Comments