POSTED: 11:24 a.m. HST, Jan 23, 2014
LAST UPDATED: 11:33 a.m. HST, Jan 23, 2014
A 35-foot vessel caught fire while undergoing maintenance work in the Hawaii Kai Marina this morning and sank.
Gasoline vapors and a spark are believed to have caused the fire on a boat, owned by Sea Breeze Parasailing, said Capt Terry Seelig, Honolulu Fire Department spokesman.
Workmen set the boat free so the fire, which was reported at 9:13 a.m., would not endanger the dock at the marina. Firefighters brought the boat fire under control by 9:39 a.m.
Damage to the boat, which later sank, was estimated at $60,000.