DLNR to hire salvage company to remove vessel near Kahala Resort

Updated: Nov. 1, 2017 at 10:33 PM HST
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KAHALA, OAHU (HawaiiNewsNow) - While officials struggle to move a commercial fishing vessel from shallow Waikiki waters, the removal of a smaller boat near the Kahala Resort may be simpler.

The DLNR says they plan to hire a salvage company to remove a 25-foot sailboat that ran aground Tuesday on the reef at Maunalua Bay.

Officials say the sailboat, named Koa'e, is normally docked at the Ala Wai Boat Harbor, and it's unclear how the vessel managed to drift east.

Officials also say the boat is registered to a man named Henry Lucker, who died several months ago.

The timeline and cost for removal has not yet been outlined.

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