Get fish­ing boat off reef quickly

Honolulu Star-Advertiser - - VIEWS & VOICES -

Thanks to David White for his let­ter on the wrecked fish­ing ves­sel off Waikiki (“Why is fish­ing boat still stuck on reef?” Star-Ad­ver­tiser, Nov. 10).

I, too, feel anger about the in­com­pe­tence and in­ac­tion in re­mov­ing this dan­ger­ous eye­sore. The longer this goes on, the more dan­ger­ous and in­sult­ing it is to lo­cal res­i­dents. Kaimana Beach is the pre­ferred Waikiki beach for lo­cals, with deep-ocean ac­cess for rough-wa­ter swim­mers, surfers and pad­dlers in our lo­cal com­mu­nity.

It at­tracts nu­mer­ous honu each day and en­dan­gered Hawai­ian monk seals sev­eral times a week.

It is now an amusement park, the place for self­ies for many wa­ter peo­ple day and night. It is ex­tremely dan­ger­ous, how­ever, and truly a blight on the ocean­scape. We al­ready have to deal with the derelict and aban­doned Waikiki Nata­to­rium. Now the aban­doned and derelict fish­ing boat is ad­ding in­sult to in­jury.

The state and Coast Guard need to get this wreck out of here, and soon.

Teru Morton Waikiki

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