Hawaii volcano boat tours continue after lava injuries

  • A police officer secures the tour boat “Hot Spot” for the arrival of inspectors Monday, July 16, 2018, at the Wailoa Small Boat Harbor in Hilo, Hawaii. An explosion caused by lava oozing into the ocean sent molten rock crashing through the roof of the sightseeing boat off Hawaii’s Big Island Monday, injuring at least 23 people. (John Burnett/Hawaii Tribune-Herald via AP)

HONOLULU — Hawaii tour boat operators plan to continue taking visitors to see lava, but will follow the Coast Guard’s revised policy and stay farther away after an explosion caused molten rock to barrel through the roof of a vessel, injuring 23 people.

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