Crews begin dismantling Navatek II near the Ala Wai Small Boat Harbor

Updated: Sep. 12, 2019 at 4:07 PM HST
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HONOLULU, Hawaii (HawaiiNewsNow) - The Navatek II will soon be no more.

Work to dispose of the large, once-proud catamaran began Wednesday when crews installed a fence near the Ala Wai Small Boat Harbor so work could begin.

A video that was posted to YouTube on Thursday showed a heavy equipment operator using a hydraulic arm to tear away pieces of the boat and load them into a metal roll-off dumpster.

The state says it will charge the owner for the work, along with the other fees. Removal work is expected to cost about $49,000.

The tour catamaran — which was once featured in the movie Jurassic Park — was impounded earlier this year after its mainland owners failed to pay mooring dues.

For the last few months, the vessel has sat on the side of the harbor with some residents calling it an eyesore.

Work will likely wrap up in about a week.

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