NHK reported online that the MSDF rescued an American family of three from their crippled yacht in waters off Okinawa on Tuesday. According to the network, the yacht, ALIYAH, went dead in the water after it was dismasted in bad weather in waters about 770 km off the main island of Okinawa. The 11th Regional Coast Guard Headquarters reportedly said that an American man, a Filipino woman, and a six-year-old child who were on the yacht were rescued by an MSDF US2 seaplane at about 5 p.m. on Tuesday. The yacht reportedly left a port in the Philippines on June 18 and was heading to California. The network said none of the family members were injured, and they arrived at Naha Airport at around 7 p.m. on the same day.