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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
FROM CAROL COSTA, DEPT. OF CUSTOMER SERVICES

DECEMBER 1, 2002

 

SHARK WARNING BETWEEN DIAMOND HEAD AND QUEEN’S SURF

          Oahu Civil Defense Agency is asking swimmers to stay out of the water between Diamond Head and Queen's Surf as sharks may be attracted to dead fish floating in the water from the fishing vessel Kolea, which ran aground on Thanksgiving Day. The Fire Department's helicopter has cited sharks in the area.

          OCDA, Coast Guard and Navy officials are responding to the problems associated with the fishing vessel's grounding last Thursday.

          OCDA Acting Administrator Doug Aton says the City will begin picking up the 100 to 200 pound fish on Monday but he asks that the public call his office tomorrow at 523-4121 if they have seen any of the fish washing up along the coastline.

          Aton said the seal on the vessel's cargo deck opened up recently and the fish were released into the ocean. Other fishing gear may also be floating off shore. 

 

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Monday, December 02, 2002

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