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Coast Guard locates missing sailboat

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The sailboat Siesta The sailboat Siesta
The hull has been painted all white since these pictures were taken. The hull has been painted all white since these pictures were taken.
HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) -

The Coast Guard was able to locate a sailboat that had not been heard from since Friday night.

The crew aboard the sailing vessel Siesta were located in no distress about 494 miles northeast of Honolulu on Sunday.

Captain Curtis Collins and the crew on the Siesta were on their way from Honolulu to California. They had planned to be in contact with friends every 12 hours, but stopped communicating.

Coast Guard watchstanders in Joint Rescue Coordination Center Honolulu were contacted by the crew aboard the motor vessel Kristen Picer at about 8:55 a.m. Sunday and said  that they had located the Siesta. The Kristen Picer crew responded to a marine broadcast and assisted the Coast Guard in locating the 44-foot sailing vessel.

The Siesta crew reported a malfunction in their satellite phone as the reason for loss of communications. The crew has an Emergency Position Indicating Radio Beacon and a Personal Locator Beacon aboard in the event of an emergency. The Siesta intends to continue on to California.

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