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8 safe after fishing vessel sinks north of Hawaii: Eight men are safe after their 61-foot fishing vessel Princess Hawaii sank over 400 miles northeast of the Big Island, Sunday.

The crew of the 73-foot fishing vessel Commander successfully rescued all eight people from a life raft at approximately 10:54 p.m. The Commander is scheduled to arrive in Oahu, Friday.

No injuries were reported.

At 11:23 a.m., watchstanders at Coast Guard Joint Response Coordination Center Honolulu received an emergency position indicating radio beacon alert. Watchstanders called the registered owner who confirmed the vessel reportedly left early that morning to fish, but neither party was able to make contact with the ship.

An HC-130 Hercules aircrew from Coast Guard Air Station Barbers Point launched at 3 p.m. once the alert was confirmed and a search pattern was established. At 5:15 p.m., the aircrew sighted a flare and life raft. The aircrew reported they located the Princess Hawaii mostly submerged with only the stern above the waterline.

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8 safe after fishing vessel sinks north of Hawaii: Eight men are safe after their 61-foot fishing vessel Princess Hawaii sank over 400 miles northeast of the Big Island, Sunday.

The crew of the 73-foot fishing vessel Commander successfully rescued all eight people from a life raft at approximately 10:54 p.m. The Commander is scheduled to arrive in Oahu, Friday.

No injuries were reported.

At 11:23 a.m., watchstanders at Coast Guard Joint Response Coordination Center Honolulu received an emergency position indicating radio beacon alert. Watchstanders called the registered owner who confirmed the vessel reportedly left early that morning to fish, but neither party was able to make contact with the ship.

8 safe after fishing vessel sinks north of Hawaii: Eight men are safe after their 61-foot fishing vessel Princess Hawaii sank over 400 miles northeast of the Big Island, Sunday.

The crew of the 73-foot fishing vessel Commander successfully rescued all eight people from a life raft at approximately 10:54 p.m. The Commander is scheduled to arrive in Oahu, Friday.