Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Nanami Reminds High and Dry

We don't need to tell the folks over at Kiawah Island that the blue hulled Nanami remains an unwelcomed visitor. The fishing boat has enjoyed a steady stream of onlookers since her grounding on Friday.

Efforts to fee the vessel have been slow and at this point costly. Charleston Marine Services, which has been contracted to remove the vessel has successfully removed approximately 900 gallons of fuel. Approximately 250 gallons of fuel and oils remain aboard the vessel.

Contractors will attempt to remove the vessel from the beach and my need to did a small channel to refloat the vessel. Effort will continue on Wednesday.

Previous Stories: Beached Kiawah Boat no Stranger to USCG

and: Shrimp Boats at the Bailey Docks

November 20, 2008 - Update, as of this morning the Nanami was still stuck high on Kiawah Island's beach. With progressively lower high tide the vessel may be grounded for sometime to come. Coast Guard Sector Charleston continues to monitor the situation.

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