Three strikes. The boat Hulakai broke from its mooring in Kawaihae Harbor possibly from strong wind as Hurricane Lane passes offshore. When I arrived around 11: 15 AM, the Fire Department helicopter hovering above, fire truck and other emergency vehicles, DLNR police officers and on-onlookers were gathering. The owner of Hulakai was been questioned by … More hulakai grounded third time in the same spot on coral reef 8.24.2018
January 27, 2017 Division of Aquatic Resources,DAR arrived at Kawaihae Harbor late morning to assess the damages to the coral reef resulting from Hulakai’s double groundings. The Hulakai’s second grounding caused more damages to live corals then its first grounding. Large areas were leveled to rubble as the sailboat dragged on its anchor and ended on the reef … More DAR assessing coral damages from Hulakai’s double groundings
Sailboat Hulukai was aground on the reef a second time this morning. Its chained anchor line was seen trailing into the reef. The boat may have dragged its anchor to ended up just north of the area where it was stranded on Sunday January 22, 2017. Last noted Monday January 23, 2017, it was anchored … More Hulakai Grounded on Reef Second Time
The owners of sailboat Hulakai successfully extricated it from the coral reef where it ran aground yesterday. However, there is extensive damage to the coral colonies in the boat’s paths as it foundered on the reef. Its broken mast and sail are still sitting on the shallow reef this morning. The mast is resting … More Survey of Coral Damages by Hulakai’s Grounding
The Kawaihae South Small Boat Harbor is a $8.45 million project that was in the works for 11 years to the day it was dedicated on November 10, 2014 according to Representative Cindy Evans. $1.5 million was awarded at the time of its dedication for the third and final phase to install 45-foot long, three-lane launch ramp … More Kawaihae South Small Boat Harbor facilities still not open to public.