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Hawai’i Aloha Removal Complete

January 15, 2015, 12:27 PM HST
* Updated January 15, 12:34 PM
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The 74-foot sailing vessel Hawai’i Aloha that grounded during a strong winter storm on Jan. 3 has been removed from the water, according to the Hawai’i State Department of Land and Natural Resources.

Hawai’i Aloha was cut-up and removed from the water off the coast of Kaupulehu.

In-water and shoreline damage and debris assessments were conducted by the DLNR Division of Aquatic Resources.

A conference is scheduled for 11 a.m. on Jan. 16 to discuss salvage operations and insurance for vessels, as well as information about resource damage assessment and debris cleanup. It will be held at the Division of Aquatic Resource Office on Oahu.

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