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Grounded vessel, Kauai, HI

Fuji Beach, Kauai, HI | 2019-Nov-27

Initial Notification: On the morning of November 26, USCG Sector Honolulu was notified of a 20-foot rigid hull inflatable boat beached and soft aground on Fuji Beach, Kauai, HI, on the shoreline adjacent to the World Mark Hotel Kapa’a Shore. The vessel was overturned and discharging gasoline at a steady drip through the tank fuel cap. The tank appeared to be intact and the discharge was initially being captured. By the morning of November 27, the vessel had re-righted itself in the overnight tide and surf and was grounded further up on the beach. There was no longer any sign of discharge. USCG requested an assessment of trajectory and persistence of potential discharge of the gasoline on board, assuming a worst-case of 70 gallons based on tank capacity. Verbal support was provided. By the early afternoon of November 27, the vessel had been pulled out of the water and the owner had craned it onto a trailer. No release of gasoline was reported.

Incident Details
Primary threat:Oil
Products of concern:gasoline
Total amount at risk of spill: 70 gallons
Latitude (approximate): 22° 3.80′ North
Longitude (approximate): 159° 19.08′ West