Coast Guard oversees successful removal of vessel on Kiawah Island

CHARLESTON, S.C. – Coast Guard personnel oversaw the removal of the grounded fishing vessel Nanami on Kiawah Island, S.C., Wednesday morning.

The vessel was fitted with 200,000 pounds of lift bags to assist with the re-floating of the vessel at high tide. It was then safely towed out to sea by Tug Island Trader of Stevens Towing Company.

“We appreciated the cooperation of the Kiawah Island Beach Patrol and South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control,” said Coast Guard Petty Officer Anthony Clark of Sector Charleston.

The fishing vessel will be taken to Charleston where it will be moored at Charleston Marine Services the salvage company’s dock.

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