BOAT TRAFFIC AT NAWILIWILI RESTRICTED BRIEFLY ON 1/25/22

Posted on Jan 20, 2022 in Announcements, Boat Harbors, Commercial Activities, Fishing Activities, Information Meeting, Main, Ocean Recreation Activities

Tuesday, Jan. 25 U.S. Coast Guard (USCG) operations will impact activity for a short time at Nawiliwili Harbor on Kaua‘i.

A contract response team will be conducting boom operations at the Dept. of Transportation Pier A from 8:00-10:00 a.m. The booming is for the USCG Sector Honolulu Geographic Response Strategy (GRS) in the event of a spill in the harbor. Ingress and egress into the harbor will not be affected during these times.

Secondary boom operations will happen at the mouth of the Huleia River and the Nawiliwili Small Boat Harbor (SBH) inlet from 10:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. Access to and from the recreational launch ramp and wharfage area will be restricted with no ingress or egress permitted.

The USCG tests and validates GRS at different harbors each year by deploying booms to contain potential spills.

Jeremiah Aguilera, DOBOR Kauai District Manager said, “Shutting down our launch ramp and wharfage area is only a temporary inconvenience for harbor users but will pay-off for all users and the marine environment in the event of a spill. So, we appreciate everyone’s understanding and patience.”