Hawaii death leads to boat captainís license suspension
HONOLULU ó The merchant mariner's license of a Honolulu boat captain has been suspended as a result of a parasailing death nearly a year ago.
The U.S. Coast Guard said Thursday that Scott Ng was in charge of a parasailing vessel in Maunalua Bay last April when he allowed a deckhand to ride the parasail without wearing the required harness and safety gear.
Shortly after, 24-year-old Cole Ciliax' rope failed and he fell 40 feet into the water.
Ng agreed to the Coast Guard's factual allegation and a settlement that requires a 12-month license suspension and 30 hours of training.
A Coast Guard spokeswoman says the company that employed Ng and Ciliax, SeaBreeze Watersports, is not facing charges.