Crew survives inferno at sea due to beacon of hope

More than 1,000 miles away, an alarm sounded in the Coast Guard Joint Rescue Coordination Center in Honolulu. It resonated, disturbing the silence of an early morning November watch. An EPIRB was transmitting a distress signal from a remote location in the Pacific Ocean. It was 2 o’clock in the morning and lives were in jeopardy