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Hawaii boat propeller accident rekindles call for propeller guards

Faith Kalei-Imaizumi was participating in the Pailolo Challenge canoe race, a 26 mile race downwind from Maui to Molokai on Saturday 17 September 2016. During the race, escort boats bring out fresh crew members in exchange for tired crew members. Faith was in an escort boat. Her hat fell into the water, she dove in […]

Hawaii prop guard bill amended to be effective in 2088

We previously covered Hawaii House Bill 2024 requiring mandatory use of propeller guards on all recreational boats within 500 meters of shore. The bill was introduced and passed its first reading on 25 January 2016. On 27 January 2016 the bill was referred to the House Committee on Ocean, Marine Resources, & Hawaiian Affairs (OMH) […]

Hawaii bill calls for mandatory propeller guards near shore

The recent death of Sri Shim by a boat propeller has energized calls for safer waters off Hawaii. Luke Evslin, injured in a high profile propeller accident 5 years ago, is also speaking out for the need for propeller guards. House Bill 2024 now calls for propeller guards / prop guards to be installed on […]

Sri Shim killed by boat propeller in Hawaii, Trey Albrecht injured

Sri Shim, 59 of Kailua, and his stepson, Trey Albrecht, 25, were free diving from their kayak that was anchored about 300 yards off Lanikai Beach, Hawaii on Saturday 9 January 2016. The small beach is very beautiful and well known. Lanikai is a community in the town of Kailua on the south eastern side […]