MFD Responds to Boat Grounded Off Molokai

On Tuesday, the Maui Fire Department responded to a boat grounded near the rocks, east of the breakwall, at Hale o Lono Harbor on Molokai.

Upon arrival, personnel located the 36-foot vessel that had its keel grounded next to the breakwall. A United States Coast Guard helicopter was already on the scene.

Two people were confirmed on board but did not need medical attention.

The vessel was able to free itself and was taken into the harbor channel to be anchored overnight, according to offficials.

Authorities say initial reports indicate that there was no apparent fuel or oil leaking and that the vessel’s hull did not sustain damage.

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