Seattle sailor blown off course blames mother nature, government

Ira Foreman
Ira Foreman

HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) - New details are surfacing about the Seattle sailor who went missing for two weeks.

Ira Foreman arrived safely to Honokohau Harbor on the Big Island, although he intended to land on Oahu.

The 66 year old says mother nature and the government are to blame, according to

Foreman says customs agents told him he couldn't dock in Kauai because he was coming from the island of Pongo, so he had to clear customs in Honolulu.

He then ran into gale force winds that hammered his 36-foot craft. His radio antenna also snapped due to heavy surf, leaving him out of cell phone range and without any communication.

According to Foreman, he had no idea the Coast Guard had launched such a massive search for him.


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