Sailboat Breaks Loose From Mooring in Lahaina

June 17, 2019, 1:26 PM HST · Updated June 17, 1:26 PM
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Emergency crews helped the owner of a sailboat tow the vessel away from a seawall near Kamehameha Iki Park in Lahaina, after it broke free from its mooring on Sunday afternoon.

The incident was reported at 3:36 p.m. on Sunday, June 16, 2019 south of Lahiana Harbor.

Sailboat breaks loose from mooring in Lahaina, Maui (6.16.19). PC: Maui Fire Department.

Fire crews along with Ocean Safety personnel aboard Jet Skis assisted the owner by towing the 25-foot sailboatv away from the seawall.

Crews responding included fire personnel from Engine 3, Jet Ski 3, Jet Ski 11 and personnel with the Department of Land and Natural Resources.

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Fire officials say there was 3- to 4-foot “medium surf” with clear conditions and light winds at the time of the incident.

Crews left the scene at 5:15 p.m.

According to department reports, the owners of the vessel are Maui residents.

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