A passing tug boat crew first spotted the dog on Saturday morning and called it in to the harbormaster’s office. The harbormaster’s office relayed the information to Coast Guard Sector Honolulu, who launched a Response boat and came to the rescue of the struggling dog.
The Coast Guard was then able to reunite the dog, named Blue, with his owner. Blue’s owner works at the fish research facility next to the Coast Guard station off Sand Island. It is not known how Blue ended up in the harbor, but Blue has poor eyesight which probably contributed to him falling into the harbor.