Coast Guard responds to grounded vessel off Kailua-Kona - Hawaii News Now - KGMB and KHNL

Coast Guard responds to grounded vessel off Kailua-Kona

(Image: Coast Guard) (Image: Coast Guard)
(Image: Coast Guard) (Image: Coast Guard)
KAILUA-KONA, HAWAII (HawaiiNewsNow) -

The Coast Guard is responding report of a vessel that ran aground near the Kailua-Kona Lighthouse on Sunday.

The ship, called Spirit of Kona is a 65-foot commercial passenger vessel. The vessel reportedly broke free from its mooring in Kailua Bay around 2 a.m. as Tropical Storm Darby passed over the area, Sunday morning.

No one was aboard the vessel at the time of the incident.

The vessel reportedly has a maximum pollution potential of 600 gallons of diesel fuel aboard, commercial batteries and 19.5 gallons of hydraulic and lube oils. No wildlife was seen in the area or reportedly affected.

Representatives from Coast Guard Sector Honolulu, Department of Natural Resources, Hawaii Division of Boating and Recreation, commercial salvors and the owner of the vessel are working to develop a salvage plan.

Copyright 2016 Hawaii News Now. All rights reserved.

Powered by Frankly