Fishing vessel remains grounded off Waikiki after fire flares up

Fishing vessel remains grounded off Waikiki after fire flares up
Fishing vessel remains grounded off Waikiki after fire flares up
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On Friday, the salvage company first attempted to tow the boat during high tide, but the tow line snapped. After reconnecting the lines, the company was able to tow the boat about 50 yards before the tide went out.No Yes Close Do you want to automatically post your MailOnline comments to your Facebook Timeline?
Today, the Coast Guard continued enforcing a 500-yard safety zone around the vessel.

The boat’s foreign crew is being held by U.S. Customs and Border Protection officials at Pier 17 in Honolulu because they do not have visas to enter the United States. At least seven people on the boast were escorted to safety, with none reporting injuries.   

A grounded 79 ft fishing boat called “Pacific Paradise” caught fire near Kaimana Beach in Waikiki.The company will continue monitoring the boat today and check if another tow attempt can be made Monday.

She said the white smoke from the fire was a sign that only combustible items were burning, such as papers or plastics. She said no oil sheen or debris was seen on the water today.




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