05/17/13 – Maui DOBOR Works To Remove 3 Grounded Vessels From Mala ShorePosted on May 17, 2013 in News Releases
DEPARTMENT OF LAND AND NATURAL RESOURCES
WILLIAM J. AILA JR,
For Immediate Release May 17, 2013
MAUI DOBOR WORKS TO REMOVE 3 GROUNDED VESSELS
FROM MALA SHORE
LAHAINA — DLNR Division of Boating and Ocean Recreation Lahaina harbor office is working to address removals of three vessels moored off the shore near Mala Wharf which went aground today due to high surf between six to ten feet. Witnesses said the vessels broke loose from their moorings during a large set of five waves. High surf is also forecast for Saturday. No rescues of boaters were required.
1. 30’ fiberglass sailboat “Best Revenge” which broke off its mooring. Staff are working to obtain a bid from a salvage company to remove this vessel.
2. 30’ sailing vessel “Caribou III” which went aground also near Mala rocky shoreline due to high surf. The vessel had completely broken up by this afternoon. Staff are working to contact the vessel’s owner who has insurance and determine a removal plan. A marine salvage company is expected to begin removal work on Saturday, ocean conditions allowing.
3. 38’ trimaran “Triple Play” also aground at the Mala shoreline. This vessel does not have insurance. Staff are working to obtain a bid for emergency salvage removal of the vessel.
Photos courtesy DLNR Maui district boating office
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