Sailboat Search


The U.S. Coast Guard asked mariners for help in finding a 60-year-old man sailing from California to Hawaii.  Noel Rubio reportedly left Long Beach on December 28th on the 32-foot sailboat Malulani.  He planned to arrive in Kaneohe on Oahu three weeks later.  He last made contact via cellphone on December 28th south of Catalina Islandin California.  The agency has been unable to find him despite searching harbors in California, Hawaii, and Mexico and sending urgent marine information broadcasts.