Quantcast

Wednesday, July 30, 2014         

 Print   Email   Comment | View 3 Comments   Most Popular   Save   Post   Retweet

State removes sailboat from Big Island reef

By Associated Press

POSTED:
LAST UPDATED: 06:34 p.m. HST, May 22, 2014


The state has removed a 40-foot sailboat from a Big Island reef where it ran aground over the weekend.

The state Department of Land and Natural Resources said Thursday it will attempt to collect removal costs from the sailboat's owner, who is from California. The state plans to dispose of the SEQUEL by Friday.

The ship ran aground off the Old Kona Airport park at about 11:30 p.m. Sunday. The department wanted to move the boat quickly to prevent further damage to the reef.

The department stepped in to remove the boat because the owner didn't have vessel insurance and couldn't afford to salvage it.

The state doesn't plan to cite the owner.






 Print   Email   Comment | View 3 Comments   Most Popular   Save   Post   Retweet

COMMENTS
(3)
You must be subscribed to participate in discussions
By participating in online discussions you acknowledge that you have agreed to the TERMS OF SERVICE. An insightful discussion of ideas and viewpoints is encouraged, but comments must be civil and in good taste, with no personal attacks. Because only subscribers are allowed to comment, we have your personal information and are able to contact you. If your comments are inappropriate, you may receive a warning, and if you persist with such comments you may be banned from posting. To report comments that you believe do not follow our guidelines, email commentfeedback@staradvertiser.com.
Leave a comment

Please login to leave a comment.
star08 wrote:
Why not cite the owner?
on May 22,2014 | 09:21PM
scuddrunner wrote:
Why doesn't the state take the boat and sell it? The sailer was blind, I would think this would happen again and again.
on May 23,2014 | 03:00AM
cojef wrote:
A blind indigent who may become one of the many homeless in Honolulu, unless he has some relatives in California that will claim him.
on May 23,2014 | 08:28AM
IN OTHER NEWS
Breaking News