Sailboat runs ground fronting the Kona Inn Restaurant in Kailua Village Sunday afternoon (June 7th).
Published by: HIRSC - Hawaii Island (Holualoa) Team
The Hawaii Fire Department (HFD) along with the Department of Land and Natural Resources (DLNR) responded to a report of a sailboat had run aground offshore of Kona Inn Restaurant in Kailua Village, North Kona Sunday afternoon (June 7th).
The initial call came in at 12:48 pm Sunday afternoon and HFD crews from the Kailua Fire Station along with DLNR DOCARE officers responded to the scene located along the coastline fronting the Kona Inn Restaurant.
Upon the arrival of emergency crews, reports came in from bystanders that a sailboat approximately 38-feet in length had run aground and was stuck up against the rocks/reef. It was not immediately known if there were any occupants on the vessel at the time of the incident.
Once emergency crews arrived at the scene, HFD crews confirmed no one was aboard the vessel at the time of the incident, and the owner of the vessel was onshore, where it was reported the vessel had broken off from its mooring in Kailua Bay, which was anchored in the bay since Friday.
No fuel or oil leakage was reported and the owner is currently working with a salvaging company to remove the vessel from the rocks. DLNR continues its investigation into the incident.