David Y.Ige | DLNR Press Release: ACTIVITY AT NAWILIWILI SMALL CRAFT PORT IMPACTED BY USCG VALIDATION WORK

DLNR Press Release: ACTIVITY AT NAWILIWILI SMALL CRAFT PORT IMPACTED BY USCG VALIDATION WORK

Posted on January 20, 2022 in Latest news from the department, Press room

(LĪHUʻE) – Next Tuesday, January 25, boaters and sailors using Kaua’i’s Nawiliwili Port are advised of United States Coast Guard (USCG) operations that will impact activity for a short period of time.

A contracted response team will conduct boom operations at Department of Transportation Pier A from 8:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. The boom is for the USCG Honolulu Sector’s Geographic Response Strategy (GRS) in the event of a spill In the harbour. Entering and leaving the port will not be affected during these times.

The secondary dam operations will take place at the mouth of the Huleia River and at the entrance to the Nawiliwili Small Craft Harbor (SBH) from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. exit allowed.

The USCG tests and validates GRS at various ports each year by deploying booms to contain potential spills.

Jeremiah Aguilera, Kaua’i Acting District Manager for the DLNR Division of Boating and Ocean Recreation (DOBOR), said, “The closure of our boat launch and dock area is only ‘a temporary inconvenience for port users, but will pay off for all users and the marine environment in the event of a spill. So we appreciate everyone’s understanding and patience.

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(All images courtesy of DLNR)

Photographs – Aerial Photos of South Kaua’i and Port of Nawiliwili (August 2017):

https://www.dropbox.com/sh/j75v41fedmovxnb/AAAIt2EPtszmAfQI1RJ01e-pa?dl=0

Media Contact:

Dan Denison

Senior Communications Manager

[email protected]

808-587-0396

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