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Four Rescued From Capsized 30’ Boat Off Wailea, Maui

June 17, 2019, 3:21 PM HST
* Updated June 17, 3:58 PM
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Photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Amanda Wyrick, US Coast Guard District 14 Hawaii Pacific

Seven people are safe on shore after a 30-foot recreational vessel started taking on water and capsized about 200 yards off Wailea, Maui, on Monday.

Pollution responders are on scene assessing the area. Officials say there is a maximum potential fuel load of 10 gallons of gasoline aboard. A slight sheen was reported but is expected to dissipate naturally, according to the US Coast Guard.

Coast Guard Sector Honolulu watchstanders issued an Urgent Marine Information Broadcast notice to mariners to keep a sharp lookout. The vessel remains partially submerged and may present a hazard to navigation, according to USCG reports.

At 12:43 p.m. Monday, June 18, 2019, Sector Honolulu watchstanders received a report from Station Maui personnel stating the captain of the vessel Manta Ray called to report the boat was taking on water.

Seven people were aboard at the time. Three individuals reportedly swam to shore, while four were transported to the Kīhei Boat Ramp by the station’s 45-foot Response Boat-Medium crew.

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The vessel owner is working with their insurance company to contract salvage. There are no reported injuries.

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Weather on scene includes winds blowing at 5 mph with 3-foot seas.

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