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Matson crew to receive Coast Guard award

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HONOLULU (AP) - The Coast Guard is honoring container ship crewmembers who rescued three people from a sailboat stranded in a hurricane off Hawaii.

The crew of Matson Inc. container ship Manukai will be receiving a public service award from the Coast Guard Monday.

Three men were sailing the 42-foot Walkabout from California to Hawaii when they got caught in waters roiled by Hurricane Julio in August.

The Coast Guard coordinated the rescue with the container ship, which was on its way to Honolulu to deliver goods.

The container ship's crew pulled the stranded sailors aboard to safety.

The meritorious public safety award is the second-highest award presented by the Coast Guard.

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