HONOLULU (KHON2) — The Coast Guard, Navy, and the merchant vessel Linnix rescued three overdue boaters near Christmas Island, Kiribati on Friday, Aug. 13.
The boaters were last seen Friday, Aug. 6.
At 3:45 p.m., Sunday, Aug. 8 the Coast Guard was notified of an overdue boat with three men onboard.
On Thursday, Aug. 12, a Navy aircrew found them about 30 miles west of where they started their trip.
The Navy and the Coast Guard provided the boaters with supplies and a locator beacon.
The merchant vessel Linnix got the boaters on Friday, Aug. 13, and they took them back to Christmas Island.
The Linnix crew found the boaters, and took them to Christmas Island.