Fishing Boat Capsizes in Alaska, Hawaii Couple Dead and Several Missing
A charter fishing boat that the Hawaii-based couple was traveling on collapsed on Sunday near Sitka, killing them both, according to authorities.
Maury Agcaoili, 57, and his wife Danielle Agcaoili, 53, both of Waipahu, were the victims, according to Alaska State Troopers, as reported by Hawaii News Now.
Maury Agcaoili, according to the authorities, was discovered unconscious in the water close to the Awakin boat. Danielle Agcaoili, who was previously listed as missing along with her sister Brandi Tyau, 56, of Canoga Park, California, and Tyau’s partner Robert Solis, 61, was later declared dead. Additionally missing is boat skipper Morgan Robidou, 32, of Sitka, Alaska.
Kingfisher Charters, a charter firm, expressed its “devastation” over the deaths of the Awakin’s passengers and captain. We are completely assisting the U.S. Coast Guard with its investigation into this unfortunate incident in the hopes that it may provide details about how it happened.
After spending more than 20 hours scouring around 825 square miles, the U.S. Coast Guard declared on Monday that it had completed its search for individuals who remained missing; their names were made public on Wednesday.
Darwin Jensen, captain of Port Southeast Alaska, was quoted as saying, “Suspending a search is never an easy decision.” Hawaii News Now. “We offer the loved ones our sincere condolences during this trying period. We sincerely appreciate the assistance of the good Samaritan vessels and neighborhood partners who responded quickly to the search.
According to the Coast Guard, the 30-foot aluminum charter boat was last spotted on Sunday close to Sitka, which is situated about 90 miles southwest of Juneau.
Later, search and rescue teams discovered the boat close to an island about 10 miles west of Sitka. It was in turbulent waves and partially submerged.
According to Coast Guard Petty Officer Ian Gray, the area witnessed seas of 6 to 11 feet on the day the vessel vanished.
The vessel was reported missing by Kingfisher Charters after it failed to return from a day of fishing, according to the Coast Guard.
Jim Solis, Robert Solis’ brother, claimed that the sisters’ parents and brother traveled with them but on a different ship.
Jim Solis claimed that he and his brother were raised in Burbank, California, and that his brother, a Navy diver, had long since met Tyau while serving in Hawaii.
They have a son, and Jim Solis stated they enjoy fishing together.
He was a great guitarist and a big surfer. Jim Solis described Robert as a guitarist and songwriter. He truly lived for the sea.
Danielle reportedly works for First Hawaiian Bank, according to Hawaii News Now. According to the story, First Hawaiian Bank CEO Bob Harrison said in a statement that “she was a beloved member of our First Hawaiian Bank ‘ohana.”
We are keeping Dani, her husband, and her family in our thoughts and prayers during this challenging time, he continued.