U.S. Coast Guard rescuing sailboat caught in Hurricane Julio

NEAR OAHU, Hawaii (NBC/U.S. COAST GUARD) — The U.S. Coast Guard is working to rescue three people stranded on a sailboat — caught in Hurricane Julio.

Here you see images of the boat, which is northeast of Oahu in Hawaii.

The U.S. Coast Guard said the 42-foot sailboat walkabout was taking on water and battling 30-foot high seas and reported winds between 92- and 115 mph.

The vessel’s life raft had also been blown overboard.

An aircraft dropped a new life raft into the water Sunday, and a 661-foot container ship was diverted from its route to go and locate the sailboat.

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