After Two Months Aground, Pacific Paradise Successfully Removed from Reef Off Waikiki

The grounded fishing vessel Pacific Paradise was finally removed from the reef off Kaimana Beach near Honolulu's famous Waikiki on Thursday. Response crews refloated the 79-foot Pacific Paradise Wednesday and moved the vessel about 600 feet into the sandy channel before losing the tide. Crews conducted additional work to prepare for the refloat and tow the vessel Thursday. … [Read more...]

Crews Make Progress Towing Grounded Fishing Vessel Pacific Paradise from Reef Off Waikiki

Crews have finally made progress in towing a grounded fishing vessel off of a reef near Honolulu's famous Waikiki Beach nearly two months after it ran aground. Just after 6 a.m. on Wednesday, a salvage team from Resolve Marine successfully towed the 79-foot Pacific Paradise about 600 feet off the reef and into a sandy channel before the tide ebbed too far preventing further … [Read more...]

One Month After Grounding, ‘Pacific Paradise’ Salvage Continues Near Waikiki

Salvage efforts are on-going for the commercial fishing vessel Pacific Paradise nearly a month after the vessel grounded off Kaimana Beach near Waikiki on Oahu. Over the weekend, the Coast Guard brought on personnel from Resolve Marine Group, Global Diving and Salvage, Pacific Environmental Corporation and the Coast Guard Salvage Engineering Response Team from the Marine … [Read more...]

Foss Hired to Remove Grounded Fishing Vessel Off Waikiki

Foss Maritime has been hired to remove the grounded fishing vessel Pacific Paradise from a reef off Waikiki after repeated attempts to refloat the vessel by commercial salvage companies have failed.  The 79-foot Pacific Paradise ran aground on 10 October about 1,000 feet off Waikiki’s Kaimana Beach, and the vessel has remained stuck there ever since. Several attempts … [Read more...]

Salvors Struggle to Refloat Grounded Longliner Near Honolulu

A salvage team and other response crews are continuing efforts to remove the 79-foot fishing vessel Pacific Paradise which ran aground last Tuesday off Honolulu. The vessel remained grounded as of Sunday despite several attempts to tow it from the reef off Waikiki’s Kaimana Beach during high tides. The vessel is located about 1,000 feet from shore. To make matters worse, … [Read more...]