Sailboat Christiana broke free of her mooring offshore Honolulu Harbor and drifted into the jetty at the Harbor entrance at sunset.
Fuel and oil was seen leaking from the vessel which poised a critical risk to the navigation as the only point of entry to Honolulu Harbor for freighters, cruise ships, and rescue vessels.
Harbors Divisions of Hawaii Department of Transportation (HDOT) hired AMC to provide emergency response services in order to safely remove the vessel blocking vessel traffic while minimize the hazards to the environment.
Divers were deployed immediately at night to located the vessel and rig it for lifting and removal out of the channel.
Pacific Environmental Corporation (PENCO) was brought in to remove all the hazardous material. This was a successful critical project completed under pressure to get the Harbor operational again.
See article in the photo gallery below discussing the project in the local Honolulu news.