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U.S. Coast Guard aids stricken University of Hawaii research ship

The Kilo Moana, a University of Hawaii research vessel,was rescued at sea by the U.S. Coast Guard on Jan. 6 after it began taking on water, The Chronicle of Higher ­Education reported.

The 186-foot ship began taking on water through a baseball-sized hole in its hull about 70 miles north of Oahu. The university has yet to release information on what caused the damage, but noted there was no imminent danger to life or property. After learning of the hole, the Kilo Moana’s captain called the U.S. Coast Guard, which sent a boat and airplane to help pump out the on-board water and patch the hole.