Around midnight on July 4, the 83 foot long fishing vessel Sea Goddess ran ashore near Honolulu, Hawaii. The vessel had grounded some 150 yards off the shoreline near the end of the runway of the Honolulu Airport. Salvors were requested and pulled the Sea Goddess free later the same day. The vessel was towed to Honolulu where it will be surveyed for damage. No reports of injuries, damage or pollution released. The Coast Guard has launched an investigation into the incident.
On March 25, the 61 foot long fishing vessel Princess Hawaii sank 400 miles north of the coast of Hawaii. The longliner was fishing when it was struck by a rogue wave. The wave swamped the Princess Hawaii and knocking several crew overboard into the water. The crew launched the vessel’s life raft and sent out a distress call.
The Coast Guard along with nearby fishing vessels responded to the scene. The fishing vessel Commander arrived on scene 12 hours later and pulled all 8 crew to safety. No reports of injuries. The Commander was reported to be headed for Honolulu and arrive in a few days.
Reports state there was an observer from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration on board the Princess Hawaii at the time of the sinking. The Coast Guard has launched an investigation into the incident.
The 79 foot long fishing vessel Pacific Paradise caught fire while being salvaged off Waikiki Beach, Oahu, Hawaii. Seven people were on board the grounded fishing vessel attempting to tow the vessel free when fire broke out below deck. Everyone on board the vessel was able to evacuate safely. No reports of injuries.
Reports state authorities attempted to douse the fire, but it remained to burn for several hours. The Pacific Paradise still had some 1500 gallons of diesel fuel on board at the time of the fire. The cause of the blaze was not reported.
The Coast Guard is investigating the incident.