Monday, December 27, 1999

Courtesy photo
The crew of the Point Evans posed for a final memory at the ship's
Dec. 1 decommissioning ceremony on Kauai. The 82-foot patrol
boat which made occasional appearances on film and TV helped
save 60 lives and $1 million in property during
its seven years in Hawaii.

Coast Guard cutter
bids aloha to Hawaii

By Treena Shapiro


In the 1987 movie "Overboard," it was used to rescue Goldie Hawn. Since 1993, the U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Point Evans has been patrolling the waters off Kauai.

Now, the Point Evans is headed for a new assignment in the Philippine Navy.

The Point Evans, an 82-foot patrol boat, served the Coast Guard for 32 years. Its first 25 years were spent off the California coast until it moved to Kauai to replace the Coast Guard Cutter Point Harris, which was damaged during Hurricane Iniki.

The Point Evans was involved in several search and rescue missions in Hawaii, saving 60 lives and $1 million in property, Coast Guard officials said.

In addition to its movie role, the boat also appeared in "Baywatch Hawaii."

The Point Evans was decommissioned in a ceremony on Kauai on Dec. 1 and was transferred to the Philippine Navy last week.

The boat will be replaced next spring by a new Coast Guard cutter, the 87-foot Kittiwake.

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