KANEOHE (HawaiiNewsNow) - Starting Monday Coast Guard law enforcement officers will be issuing a temporary safety zone in the waters of Kaneohe Bay.
The purpose of the zone is to ensure the public's safety while crews extract the down Sea Stallion helicopter from the Sand Bar.
According to Coast Guard officials, the temporary 2,250-yard by 3,250-yard safety zone will extend west from Pyramid Rock to Kapapa Island, then south to the Marker southwest of Ahu'olaka Island. The zone will also extend east to the end of Kaneohe Marine Corps Base Long Pier and north along the coastline back to Pyramid Rock.
"Again, we would like to extend our appreciation for the public's patience, support, and understanding during this incident," Lt. Cmdr. Marcella Granquist said.
Anyone entering the zone without the permission of the U.S. Coast Guard Captain of the Port may be fined up to $40,000 for each violation (no more than $250,000) and face prison time of up to 25 years.
Copyright 2011 Hawaii News Now. All rights reserved.
Trump's remarks Tuesday amounted to a rejection of the Republicans, business leaders and White House advisers who earlier this week had pushed the president to more forcefully and specifically condemn the KKK members, neo-Nazis and white supremacists who took to the streets of Charlottesville.More >>
A state representative is speaking out after receiving a strongly worded, vulgar letter from a person who she says is a self-proclaimed Trump supporter.More >>
The water near the Duke Kahanamoku statue raised concerns from environmentalist and beach goers this week after murky clouds were seen just off shore.More >>
A massive air and sea search is underway for five missing soldiers who were on board an Army chopper that crashed late Tuesday off Oahu.More >>