Unattended sailboat removed off the coast of Kaua‘i
LIHU‘E – Personnel from three DLNR divisions participated in a challenging operation yesterday, to remove an unattended, illegally moored, 29-foot sailboat from the South Shore Ocean Recreation Management Area (ORMA) on Kaua‘i.
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The write up about the sailboat removal sounds exciting and heroic, sort of like snuffing Osama bin Laden. Transports of joy over a simple, everyday enforcement action, but what a chance to have public relations do their thing (at whose expense?), getting multiple agencies and officials named in the paper. What if it had been really serious, like a barking dog?
You made a great point 🤔
where is the South Shore Ocean Recreation Management Area (ORMA) on Kaua‘i. and any more if there are on other islands. i tried google and going through DLNR website
Fictional depiction of Koloa Landing, the original whaling and trade ship anchorage in Hawai’i.
The vessel had mechanical failure to the running rigging and the captain took emergency measures to carefully anchor in sand, not coral and well outside the brown water advisory area but still downwind of small craft advisories and sewage processing plant next to Cowshead Surf spot.
There are no signs at the Koloa Landing ramp to indicate to anyone using the area of any health concern but Surfrider monitor of the water tests as hazardous bacteria levels.
The article is fraudulent and full of defamatory statements.
DLNR is on a campaign to eradicate all small boats in Hawai’i for the purposes of mega yachts and privatization of our Ocean.
The unlawful legislation passed a few weeks ago and sitting on Ige’s desk increased boating costs by over 500 percent.
What are the chances of the law being vetoed???
SUBCHAPTER 3 SOUTH SHORE KAUAI OCEAN RECREATION MANAGEMENT AREAS §13-256-50 Definition. The “South Shore Kauai Ocean Recreation Management Area” means all waters of the State from Lae Niau located at the north boundary of Kealia Beach, Kauai, Hawaii, to the west boundary of Salt Pond Beach Park, Hanapepe, Kauai, Hawaii, extending three thousand feet seaward of the territorial sea baseline as shown on Exhibit “G”, “South Shore Kauai, Hawaii,” dated February 27, 1998, located at the end of this subchapter. [Eff 2/24/94; am 10/19/02] (Auth: HRS §§200-2, 200-3, 200-4, 200-22, 200-24) (Imp: HRS §§200-2, 200-3, 200-4, 200-22, 200-24)
“ It had been reported that the boat was originally moored in a coral basin area and had been dragging it’s anchor over the reef for approximately 100-yards.”
That’s a $100K fine from my view. No mention of a fine
So did they try to contact Catherine Robinson at all?
A little less of all the names and more on the facts. Fines? Was this owner notified? How and Why was the boat determined derelict?