The 64-foot "Ocean Odyssey" ran aground on the rocks a quarter-mile from McGregor Point on Maui early Tuesday morning, Sept. 10. This popular tour boat owned by the Pacific Whale Foundation with a crew of five was enroute from Ma'alaea to O'ahu for maintenance, said a U.S. Coast Guard spokesman. USCG Station Maui and Maui Fire Department personnel assisted the crew to safety on shore. Both hulls of the catamaran were breached during the incident. The grounded boat was salvaged off the beach Wednesday morning, Sept. 11, and towed to its moorage off Sugar Beach pending inspection by the Coast Guard to determine the extent of damage. Coast Guard officials are investigating the cause of the mishap.
“Ocean Odyssey” was towed to its mooring off Sugar Beach on Wednesday morning, Sept. 11, after running aground the day before.
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