hulakai grounded third time in the same spot on coral reef 8.24.2018

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

DAR assessing coral damages from Hulakai’s double groundings

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

Survey of Coral Damages by Hulakai’s Grounding

  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