Specifically, the two tankers that collided were the commercial fishing vessel, Helen and the Italian-flagged Liquid Propane Gas tanker, Pertusola, carrying 2,300 metric tons of propane.

At 1:52 p.m. the watchstanders of Sector Honolulu received a report from Helen's master through the VHF radio channel reporting the accident.

Thus, the USCG deployed the cutter Kittiwake and a 45-foot response boat from Station Honolulu to assist the scene, monitor the situation to verify the damages and any pollution.

Yet, as mentioned above, there were no reports concerning injuries and pollution.


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

Recently, the USCG dealt with another marine accident, as a fishing vessel grounded off the Honolulu Airport. There are no reports of injuries or pollution released. The maximum pollution potential of the vessel is 10,000 gallons of diesel fuel, 75 gallons of lube oil, and oily water mix.

Concluding, Honolulu saw another incident when a 32-foot sailing vessel grounded off Magic Island, on June 13.