Man on trans-Pacific voyage in ocean rowboat rescued

2017-11-09 10:19
This photo provided by the US Coast Guard shows the rowboat. (US Coast Guard, AP)

This photo provided by the US Coast Guard shows the rowboat. (US Coast Guard, AP)

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Honolulu - The US Coast Guard has rescued a Chinese man off Hawaii who was voyaging from California to Asia in an ocean rowboat.

The Coast Guard identified him as 32-year-old Ruihn Yu, a Chinese national who was rescued on November 7 about 56km off the island of Maui.

According to the Coast Guard, Yu left California in June and was headed for China and Taiwan when his 5.5m 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 Yu on a two-way satellite communication device.

Coast Guard spokesperson Tara Molle said Yu planned to stay on Maui while a friend sent him parts for repairs.

He planned to continue from China to his final destination of Australia.

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