Beached Whale Rescued In Hawaii By Michael McIntee | August 22, 2010 LikeTweet EmailPrint More More on Environment Subscribe to Environment Follow this author A Coast Guard HC-130 Hercules aircraft Is used to rescue a beached whale in Hawaii How do you move a 1,600 pound whale? With a lot of people and a flatbed truck and a HC-130 Hercules aircraft. A 12-foot long Beaked Whale became beached Monday on the coast of Maui, Hawaii. The US Coast Guard and members of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) helped move the whale to the Hilo Marine Mammal rehabilitation facility on the main island. Support this story and all the stories from The Uptake. Donate.