Get fishing boat off reef quickly
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