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Authorities cracking down on parked boats at Lanikai Beach

A line of outrigger canoes and catamarans is seen parked on Lanikai Beach. The vessels have been posted with a 72-hour notice.(Photo: DLNR) A line of outrigger canoes and catamarans is seen parked on Lanikai Beach. The vessels have been posted with a 72-hour notice.(Photo: DLNR)
LANIKAI, OAHU (HawaiiNewsNow) -

Authorities say up to 100 outrigger canoes and catamarans on the beach at Lanikai need to be moved within 72 hours.

The Department of Land and Natural Resources says notices were posted on each vessel Friday.

"Owners have 72 hours to remove their vessels from unencumbered State lands or face their boats being impounded," the department said in a news release.

Photos posted by the DLNR show lined-up vessels stretched hull-to-hull on Lanikai Beach. 

"Many of the boats have been illegally stored on the beach for years," said Meghan Statts, District Manager at the DLNR Division of Boating and Ocean Recreation.

DOBOR provides permits for overnight storage of vessels, but without permits, any overnight storage is illegal.  Authorities say people who have boats on Lanikai Beach should contact the DOBOR Oahu District Office to discuss possible options.

A similar operation is expected at Kailua Beach in the coming weeks. 

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