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
Coral colonies replanted on 5.15.17 appear stable.
Lindsey Kramer of Division of Aquatic Resources, DAR and assistant Julia Rose of Nature Conservancy spend over two hours on May 10,2017 replanting coral on the inner harbor of Kawaihae Reef. We were out on a calm day with fair visibility. This area is recovering nicely . My estimate is about 20% of the condition … More DAR coral replant and inner harbor reef status
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