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,...

Work to repair interior bulkhead of Pacific Paradise proceeding off Oahu

Work to repair interior bulkhead of Pacific Paradise proceeding off Oahu
Responders continue work to salvage the  Pacific Paradise still grounded just off Kaimana Beach on Oahu, Hawaii. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Coast Guard Sector Honolulu) HONOLULU—The response team is continuing work aboard the Pacific Paradise to repair a bulkhead between the fish hold and the engine room essential to watertight integrity, Tuesday off Kaimana Beach. “It’s a challenging...

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 drain, patch Pacific Paradise during prep work for upcoming removal

Responders drain, patch Pacific Paradise during prep work for upcoming removal
Chief Petty Officer Joshua Alton, a damage controlman assigned to the Coast Guard Pacific Strike Team, supervises and provides safety oversight on scene for the Pacific Paradise response just off Kaimana Beach, Oahu, Nov. 14, 2017.  (U.S. Coast Guard photo)   HONOLULU — Work to prepare, refloat and remove the Pacific Paradise continues Tuesday 400-yards off Kaimana Beach, Oahu. The goal of...

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...

Responders continue wreck removal efforts for Pacific Paradise

Responders continue wreck removal efforts for Pacific Paradise
Work continued, including securing danger signs to the hull, on the Pacific Paradise Nov. 9, 2017, located off Kaimana Beach, Oahu.  (U.S. Coast Guard photo) HONOLULU — Work on the Pacific Paradise continues and the unified command has contracted Resolve Marine Group with support from several other experts to conduct the removal of the pollution threat. “The combined experience of the team...

Coast Guard, partners continue work to salvage Pacific Paradise

Coast Guard, partners continue work to salvage Pacific Paradise
Responders continue work to salvage the commercial fishing vessel Pacific Paradise still grounded just off Kaimana Beach on Oahu, Hawaii, Nov. 4, 2017.  (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Coast Guard Sector Honolulu) HONOLULU — Work continues Wednesday to address the salvage needs of the Pacific Paradise, aground off Kaimana Beach, Oahu. The Captain of the Port of Honolulu, Capt. Michael Long, met Wednesday...