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Coast Guard to remove fuel from boat run aground off East Oahu

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A private contractor hired by the Coast Guard today will begin to recover 200 to 500 gallons of diesel fuel from the 46-foot fishing vessel Lisa 1 that ran aground near Kahala Beach.

Three people were taken off the vessel after the vessel was reported in trouble at 6:20 a.m. Wednesday.

Besides an estimated 200-500 gallons of diesel oil, the contractor will remove two propane tanks and four batteries.

The Coast Guard said an underwater survey of the Lisa revealed the hull of the fishing vessel had not been breached.

No injuries or pollution were reported.

The decision to open the Oil Spill Liability Trust Fund for $25,000 and conduct pollution mitigation operations came after the owner was unable to conduct salvage operations, the Coast Guard said.

The OSLTF is a stable source of Federal funding that makes it possible for cleanup equipment and personnel to be instantly deployed, provides money to compensate claimants for damages from pollution and provides money to restore natural resources.

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