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Grounded Sailboat, Maui, Hawaii

Lahaina, HI , USA | 2019-Oct-24

Initial Notification: On 10/24/2019, the USCG Sector Honolulu has notified the NOAA SSC that a 35 foot sailing vessel ran aground about 1 mile North of Olowalu Maui and is on the beach/rocks. There are approximately 150 gallons of diesel on board. They report a small discharge of either diesel or lube oil. USCG is concerned that incoming surf may cause the vessel to break up if not removed before tonight. They are en route to pump the fuel off the vessel. A trajectory and oil persistence report were requested.

Incident Details
Primary threat:Oil
Products of concern:Diesel
Total amount at risk of spill: 150 gallons
Latitude (approximate): 20° 48.45′ North
Longitude (approximate): 156° 37.33′ West