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Salvage attempt is delayed after boat catches fire

  • CINDY ELLEN RUSSELL / CRUSSELL@STARADVERTISER.COM

    A grounded 79 ft fishing boat called “Pacific Paradise” caught fire on Saturday morning shortly after 10 am near Kaimana Beach in Waikiki. No injuries were reported.

  • CINDY ELLEN RUSSELL / CRUSSELL@STARADVERTISER.COM

    About 200 gallons of diesel fuel leaked into the ocean after a grounded fishing boat caught fire Saturday morning off Kaimana Beach in Waikiki. The fire drew the attention of beachgoers.

  • CINDY ELLEN RUSSELL / CRUSSELL@STARADVERTISER.COM

    A grounded fishing boat caught fire shortly after 10 a.m. Saturday near Kaimana Beach in Waikiki. No injuries were reported among the seven members of the salvaging crew who were on board at the time, according to the Coast Guard.

A salvage company will decide this morning whether it can attempt to tow a grounded fishing vessel from the reef near Waikiki after a fire on the boat delayed a second removal attempt Saturday. Read more

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