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The U.S. Coast Guard reports today the 95-foot tug Nalani unexpectedly sank yesterday afternoon in waters approximately 2,200 feet deep (670 meters) two and half miles west of Barbers Point Harbor, Oahu. The eleven mariners on board were all rescued by the towing vessel [I]Tiger 7[/I] and a National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) patrol boat.
No injuries were reported and the cause of the sinking is unknown and under investigation.
The vessel was carrying an estimated 75,000 gallons of diesel fuel and an oil sheen was observed by Coast Guard responders following the incident.
[I]Nalani[/I] was built in 1981 and is owned by Houston-based Kirby Corporation according to Tugboatinformation.com. We have reached out to Kirby for comment.