Trimaran nearly removed off Kalama Beach

George Stott
George Stott

By Duane Shimogawa - bio | email

KAILUA (HawaiiNewsNow) - Some called it a health hazard, while others say it's a pretty cool thing to see.

Either way, the piece of trimaran, wedged on Kalama Beach in Kailua is nearly gone.

It washed ashore over the weekend and the State hired Cates International to do the removal.

At first, their crew tried to float it and drag it out by boat, but that plan hit a snag because it was stuck in the sand.

Plan "B" was to cut it into three pieces and it worked. Two pieces were taken to the Kailua Boat Launch.

They'll eventually be hauled to Keehi Small Boat Harbor for disposal.

"We've never had this but several years ago, we had a whale on the beach, half way down," Kailua resident George Stott said.

"Well you see it's about 6-feet down under water, so it's buried in the sand, so you gotta get a saw, the bags and everything, gotta get lift from below," Cates International owner, Randy Cates said.

Cates said his crew went through four chainsaws. They'll go back on Wednesday at high tide to finish the job.

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