Statement from YWAM Ships Kona

For immediate release

January 3, 2015

We remain devastated at today’s harrowing events and our primary concern is missing Hawai’i Aloha crew member Aaron Bremner.

Staff, friends and family are waiting to embrace his mother as she arrives to the Island tonight and will join her as the search continues tomorrow.

All of our thoughts, prayers and concerns are with Aaron right now as we hold onto hope that he may still be alive. Please join us in prayer for Aaron and his family as they need our support at this time.

The four other crew members on board with Aaron are safe and have returned to the Port YWAM base. Hawai’i Aloha Captain Ann Ford was released from hospital this afternoon and along with crew members Alyssa Radke, Mariah Turner, and Zachary Smith are shaken but well and resting. We have counselors standing by for the needs of family and crew.

We would like to thank and commend all the people involved with the rescue including the local fire department, US Coast Guard, the Department of Land and Natural Resources, the staff of Four Seasons Resort and others who were on hand at the time. The authorities are doing an excellent job and we will continue to work with them to provide accurate information as required.

Our immediate focus is on the crew.

We expect the salvage of the boat to begin as soon as practically possible, once the authorities allow it.


Interested in knowing more? Contact us. We’d love to chat!




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