HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) - A fishing vessel that has been partially submerged in Honolulu Harbor for nearly eight months may finally be removed from the water this month.
The state Department of Transportation requested some help from the military to remove the 77-foot Judy K, so Army divers will be doing ship salvage exercises through Oct. 2. This salvage will not only provide training opportunities for the Army divers, but it will also be a big help to DOT officials, who have unsuccessfully tried to refloat the vessel that's been stuck near Pier 16 since mid-January.
DOT officials said initial bids from companies to remove it exceeded the state's expected costs.
An estimated 150 gallons of diesel fuel spilled into the water when the boat initially sank on Jan. 11, but officials said no additional fuel has leaked since.