At 7:15 a.m. local time on Sunday, watchstanders at the Joint Rescue Coordination Center (JRCC) in Honolulu received notification from the International Emergency Response Coordination Center in Texas of a distress call from the sailboat Walkbout with three souls on board.
Conditions at the time of the call were 92 to 115 mph winds with 30-foot seas. One of the hatches has blown away and onboard bilge pumps are unable to keep up with the flooding, according to the report received by the Coast Guard. The vessel’s life raft has also been blown overboard. Read more.