Starting tomorrow morning, 35-foot sailboat from Victoria, Canada, the Baidarka, will be removed from the reef outside the Lahaina Small Boat Harbor where it went aground earlier this week. Parker Marine, a salvage company has been hired by the boat’s owner to remove the vessel for disposal. Cost of removal will be covered by vessel insurance company Progressive Insurance.
On Saturday morning, Parker Marine will secure heavy lines to the vessel and its mast, and by afternoon begin pulling them in with a winch to the nearby Kamehameha Iki county beach park. To prevent further damage to the offshore coral reef, Parker Marine plans to move the boat to shore with successive high tides and lift it up with a crane onto a flat bed truck to haul away. Work may continue through the weekend.