05/20/13 – Removal Of 3 Grounded Vessels On Mala Shoreline ConcludesPosted on May 20, 2013 in News Releases
DEPARTMENT OF LAND AND NATURAL RESOURCES
WILLIAM J. AILA JR,
For Immediate Release May 20, 2013
REMOVAL OF 3 GROUNDED VESSELS ON MALA SHORELINE CONCLUDES
LAHAINA — DLNR Division of Boating and Ocean Recreation Lahaina harbor office is concluding the removals of three grounded vessels that broke up into pieces along the shore near Mala Wharf due to high surf Friday and Saturday. Marine salvage company Parker Marine was hired to remove boat debris from the shoreline and began work over the weekend.
Current status today:
1. 30’ fiberglass sailboat “Best Revenge” — smaller pieces of this vessel were removed quickly on Saturday thanks to the crew of the Old Lahaina Luau who took quick action to clear the beach. Only two large pieces of the hull remain, and a keel, which will be floated out tomorrow by Parker Marine to a better location for removal to the central Maui landfill.
2. 30’ sailing vessel “Caribou III” — most of the broken pieces were quickly removed except for the mast and the mooring gear (ball and chain) which will be removed by Parker Marine when the surf subsides. The beach area is now clear.
3. 38’ trimaran “Triple Play” – pieces of the boat and foam were scattered along a half-mile stretch along the Mala shoreline. Area residents have been picking up pieces and placing them up on the shore. Removal of this vessel is now being handled by Parker Marine. Two of the three hulls have been removed. The forward half of the main center hull is stored at a private residence and will be removed tomorrow. A major cleanup will be needed to remove foam pieces on the beach.
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Hawaii Dept. of Land and Natural Resources
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