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The Honolulu Advertiser
Posted on: Saturday, May 22, 2010

Coast Guard investigating report of mayday call

Advertiser Staff

Coast Guard rescue coordinators in Honolulu were trying to determine if anyone was in need of help after receiving a mayday call early Friday.

U.S. Coast Guard Sector Honolulu command center watchstanders here received a mayday call about 1 a.m. Friday and were asking for assistance determining if anyone is in distress.

Watchstanders reported the one-time mayday call gave no position or vessel description. The voice only stated, "Mayday, we're going down."

The radio signal was received at the Coast Guard Very High Frequency (VHF) radio tower on Haleakala. The signal was then transmitted from the radio tower to Sector Honolulu's command center.

Anyone with information regarding this call is asked to contact Sector Honolulu immediately at 842-2600.