Catwalk Calamity

On January 19, the catwalk at Kaunakakai harbor collapsed. The structure, an extension of the wharf, is used to help passengers on and off boats as well as a place for boats to tie up. The catwalk collapsed while several people were standing on it, according to eyewitnesses, but thankfully no one was hurt. The collapse has complicated matters for those who routinely take passengers out to sea. Captain Clay Ching says he will have to pick up his passengers near the icehouse until the repair is made. Police tape was placed around the cement structure to discourage people from climbing on it. The Harbor division of the Hawaii Department of Transportation will be in charge of repairing the catwalk. There is no date yet for the completion of the repair, according to state officials


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