Log in
Join Us Now



Scroll down to have a look, or Login / Join to start Sharing with other Sailing Fans, start soSAILizing!

 A sailboat ran aground off the Kona Inn in Kailua-Village

 and the community sprang into action to help.

According to a fire department dispatch, Rescue Company 7 responded to the 12:48 p.m. report of the sailboat stuck on the reef . Upon arrival, crews found the 38-foot long sailboat on the rocks fronting the Kona Inn.

“No fuel or oil leakage at time of incident,” the fire department said. “Per the owner, the sailboat was anchored fronting Kona Inn since Friday. Owner of the vessel is in contact with a salvage company to remove the vessel from the shoreline.”

The situation was further complicated by a fallen coconut tree.

“When a small boat came to help tow out the boat, it hooked a coconut tree that became entangled in the riggings,” wrote Maianna Taylor, who shared video of the scene.

The community took action by sawing off the base of the tree, but the boat did not budge. Onlookers cheered, however, when Daniel Moretz walked the coconut trunk across onto the boat to dislodge it, Taylor said.

The community was there into the evening, Taylor said, still working to pull the boat off the reef.

 

Browse Sailing Apparel 

Exclusive Designs


 

| VIDEO |

 

 
 

Comment Here

 
 

Don't Miss out on News - Stories - Videos - Events - Member Posts 


free signup

 

JOIN, IT'S FREE


 
Check out more Sailing News -  Member Wall posts - Events & More |  FREE SIGN-UP NOW and Post Yours! 

Source:  Big Island Video News

Disclaimer

This disclaimer informs readers that the views, thoughts, and opinions expressed in the articles belong solely to the author, and not necessarily to the author’s employer, organization, committee or other group or individual.

None of the authors, contributors, administrators, or anyone else connected with soSAILize, in any way whatsoever, can be responsible for your use of the information contained in or linked from these web pages.

Please send feedback, error reports, and suggestions to about-an-article AT sosailize.net

Sailing News
Latest Post on Social Wall Activity Stream
Fre Theys has just updated location on map yesterday
Fre Theys has a new avatar. yesterday