USCG about Vessel Collision in Hawaii


7 August 2019

Coast Guard responds to vessel collision 20 miles southeast of Oahu.

The Coast Guard responded to a reported collision of two vessels approximately 20 miles southeast of Oahu, Wednesday.

The commercial fishing vessel, Helen, reportedly collided with the Italian-flagged Liquid Propane Gas tanker, Pertusola, carrying 2,300 metric tons of propane reportedly collided. 

At 1:52 p.m., Sector Honolulu watchstanders received a report from the vessel Helen’s captain via VHF radio channel 16 of the incident.

The U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Kittiwake (WPB 87316) crew and a 45-foot Response Boat-Medium crew from Station Honolulu reported on scene to assess the scene, verify vessel damages and any potential pollution.

No injuries or pollution have been reported.

The cause of the collision is under investigation.

Weather on scene was reported as 2 to 3-foot seas with 5 mph winds.