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Coast Guard Completes Move of Navigation Aids

May 2, 2016, 8:39 AM HST
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A cruise ship docked at Hilo's Pier 1. File photo.

A cruise ship docked at Hilo’s Pier 1. File photo.

Navigation aids at four of the states’ commercial harbors were temporarily moved by the United States Coast Guard as part of dredging operations being conducted by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.

Dredging efforts began at the Nawiliwili Harbor in March and April and continued through to Hilo, Kalaeloa, Kahului and Honolulu harbors.

The buoys were relocated by the Coast Guard Regional Dive Locker Pacific, along with the Coast Guard Station Kauai and a boat crew from USCGC Walnut. The crew finished the temporary relocation of the navigation aids on Saturday.

To ensure that vital goods continue to arrive safely in Hawai’i, the Essayons crew dredged approximately 290,000 cubic yards from the five key harbors. The dredge-material will be safely disposed of at EPA-designated ocean disposal sites.

General safety information and the scope of the project can be found in Coast Guard Marine Safety Alert 14-15.

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