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Vessel makes Emergency Beaching in Wailea

At 7:06 a.m. this morning, firefighters were dispatched to a boat that reportedly ran aground on the beach fronting the Grand Wailea Resort in south Maui.

A Wailea fire crew arrived on scene at 7:15 and confirmed that a vessel was indeed beached fronting the resort. An aluminum boat about 30 feet long, belonging to the dive company, Scuba Shack, was beached on the sand.

The boat was underway, and for unknown reasons, began taking on water. The operator made the call to perform an emergency beach, by running it onto the sand. There appeared to be no damages to the hull and no detectable release of fuel.

All passengers had been off-loaded and were walking around on the sand when fire crews arrived. The total passenger count was unavailable, and there were no injuries.

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