Monday, June 05, 2006

Vessel abandoned in Costa Rica found in Hawaii

In this photo provided by the U.S. Coast Guard , the sailing vessel Chaton De Foi, from Channel Islands, Calif., floats about a mile off of Milolii Bay, near Honolulu, Monday, June 5, 2006. The 33-foot sailboat abandoned in Costa Rica seven months ago apparently drifted thousands of miles before being discovered off Hawaii late Monday, Coast Guard officials said. The owner, a Southern California man, abandoned the sloop Dec. 2 after experiencing engine trouble and severe weather off Costa Rica. He was rescued by a passing boat, Coast Guard spokeswoman Chief Petty Officer Marsha Delaney said. The vessel was towed into Hilo, Hawaii, while the owner makes arrangements to get it back. (AP Photo/U.S. Coast Guard, Deyon Langon)

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