Unmanned commercial fishing sailboat grounds on Sugar Beach in Kīhei

During rainy weather sometime midday on Wednesday, a 46-foot commercial fishing sailboat called Ka Imi Kai broke loose from its anchor or mooring in Māʻalaea Bay and slowly drifted more than a 1/4-mile before grounding on Sugar Beach in Kīhei. More than 24 hours later, the nearly 50-year-old ketch (a double-masted sailboat) remained grounding as tourists floated in the water 30 yards to the north and others walked the beach, many stopping to take pictures of the unusual sight. The communications department of the Hawaiʻi Department of Land and Natural Resources did not have an immediate response about the incident. photos, more, >>click to read<< 09:19

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