At 8:40 p.m., June 13, US Coast Guard Sector Honolulu watchstanders received a report from Honolulu Fire Department of the grounded vessel. The vessel owner was heading to Ala Wai Boat Harbor from Sand Island when the incident happened.

The owner was the only person aboard and swam safely to shore.


After the grounding, a 45-foot Response Boat-Medium crew from US Coast Guard Station Honolulu was deployed to help. A US Coast Guard Air Station Barbers Point MH-65 Dolphin helicopter crew is also performing an aerial assessment.

The US Coast Guard is now cooperating with the owner, Ocean Safety, the State Department of Health Hazard Evaluation and Emergency Response (HEER) Office, and The Department of Land and Natural Resources. The vessel owner will work with local salvors to salvage the vessel.

There are no reports of injuries, but while the beach and waters remain open, responders urged people to stay out of the water in the surrounding area for safety.