Coast Guard investigating vessel groundings in Maui during heavy weather

HONOLULU – The Coast Guard is investigating the grounding of two vessels in Maui after one was pushed onto a shoal and another broke free of its mooring and hit a reef during heavy weather, Monday. Coast Guardsmen at Marine Safety Team Maui received a call at approximately 5 p.m. that the Expeditions IV, a ferry that runs between Lahaina and Lana’i, briefly grounded while transiting the Lahaina...

Coast Guard investigates dinner cruise ship grounding near Lahaina Harbor

USCG file photoHONOLULU – The Coast Guard is investigating the grounding of a passenger vessel in the vicinity of Lahaina Harbor, Maui at approximately 9 p.m. Thursday. Watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector Honolulu were notified at approximately 7:30 p.m. that the crew of the Spirit of Lahaina, a 65-foot catamaran carrying 60 passengers, was navigating the vessel out from its harbor for a dinner cruise...