Pacific Paradise successfully removed from reef off Oahu

Pacific Paradise successfully removed from reef off Oahu
googletag.cmd.push(function() { googletag.display('div-gpt-ad-1461251439213-0'); }); Following removal from the beach, crews prepare the Pacific Paradise further about a mile offshore from Oahu, Dec. 7, 2017.  (U.S. Coast Guard photo courtesy Todd Duke) HONOLULU — The grounded Pacific Paradise was successfully removed from the reef off Kaimana Beach Thursday. The State of Hawaii’s...

Crews make progress towing Pacific Paradise off Kaimana Beach

Crews make progress towing Pacific Paradise off Kaimana Beach
Responders prepare to rig and tow the Pacific Paradise off the reef first thing in the morning off Waikiki, Dec. 6, 2017. The salvage team made progress moving the vessel about 600 feet off the reef into the sandy channel. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Amanda Levasseur) The Pacific Paradise is towed about 600 feet off the reef to a sandy channel as the tide ebbs in Waikiki, Hawaii,...

State begins reef damage assessment, final preps being made to remove Pacific Paradise

State begins reef damage assessment, final preps being made to remove Pacific Paradise
Responders continue work to salvage the commercial fishing vessel Pacific Paradise still grounded just off Kaimana Beach on Oahu, Hawaii (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Coast Guard Sector Honolulu) HONOLULU — A team from the State of Hawaii is beginning their reef damage assessment Wednesday as final preparations are made by responders in advance of another attempt to remove the 79-foot fishing vessel...

Response efforts continue for Pacific Paradise into holiday weekend

Response efforts continue for Pacific Paradise into holiday weekend
A member of the Pacific Paradise response team prepares to dive inside the Pacific Paradise to get measurements of interior compartments on board the vessel grounded off Kaimana Beach, O’ahu, Nov. 20, 2017.  (U.S. Coast Guard photo) HONOLULU — Work to prepare and remove the Pacific Paradise continued Tuesday off Kaimana Beach and will continue through Wednesday. Operations will pause Thursday...

Response efforts continue into the weekend for Pacific Paradise

Response efforts continue into the weekend for Pacific Paradise
A responder welds on the deck of the Pacific Paradise of Kaimana Beach, Oahu, Nov. 17, 2017.  (U.S. Coast Guard photo)   HONOLULU — Work to prepare, refloat and remove the Pacific Paradise continued Friday off Kaimana Beach and will continue through the weekend. Thursday responders continued top-side welding and fabrication of the vessel, patching identified holes to reinforce the watertight...

Responders install underwater moorings near Pacific Paradise

Responders install underwater moorings near Pacific Paradise
A diver with American Marine Corporation places a mooring anchor off Oahu’s Kaimana Beach, Nov. 11, 2017, to allow a shallow water work platform to be safely anchored and facilitate the necessary preparatory work to be preformed before the Pacific Paradise can be refloated and removed. Workers on site, within 300-feet, reported no visible sheen in the water and the Department of Health continues...

Responders continue prep for wreck removal of Pacific Paradise

Responders continue prep for wreck removal of Pacific Paradise
Response team members load a generator aboard a small boat at their facility on Oahu as work to prepare, refloat and remove the Pacific Paradise continues Nov. 10, 2017.  (U.S. Coast Guard photo) HONOLULU — Work to prepare, refloat and remove the Pacific Paradise continued Friday 400-yards off Kaimana Beach, Oahu. The goal of the response is to remove the vessel in the safest way possible with the...

Coast Guard continues responding to grounded vessel of Honolulu

Coast Guard continues responding to grounded vessel of Honolulu
Responders continue work to remove potential pollutants from the 79-foot fishing vessel Pacific Paradise currently aground off Honolulu (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Air Station Barbers Point) HONOLULU — Responders continue work, Friday, to remove potential pollutants from the 79-foot fishing vessel Pacific Paradise currently aground off Honolulu, prior to the onset of larger swells and surf. “We...

Responders continue work to remove fuel, vessel grounded off Honolulu

Responders continue work to remove fuel, vessel grounded off Honolulu
Coast Guard Station Honolulu 45-Foot Response Boat-Medium file photo HONOLULU – Responders are continuing work, Thursday, to remove all potential pollutants from the 79-foot fishing vessel Pacific Paradise currently aground off Honolulu. The salvage team arrived on scene to continue to remove the remaining fuel from the vessel and rig it to be towed. Wednesday the team was able to anchor and...