“Dive tour boat heading to night trip grounds in Kona waters: 5 injured.”
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Late last night, a commercial dive boat grounded in waters off Kona on way to a late night trip. Five people were injured and taken to the hospital.
In other news, NOAA predicts a 50% chance of an above-normal tropical cyclone season for the Central Pacific; a couple was displaced after a fire in their Puna home; the National Science Foundation’s Daniel K. Inouye Solar Telescope has released eight new images of the sun; and American Savings Bank is lending $4.3 million to Hawai’i Community lending for investment in homeownership opportunities for native Hawaiians.
We also have information about the two Memorial Day ceremonies on the Big Island and a new Volcano Watch.
Mahalo for reading and have a great Memorial Day weekend.
Update: Dive tour boat heading to night trip grounds in Kona waters; 5 injured By Tiffany DeMasters
A 35-foot fiberglass boat that ran aground in Kona waters Thursday night, injuring five of the six people aboard.
Inouye Solar Telescope captures closeups of sun, all the way from Big Island
The National Science Foundation’s Daniel K. Inouye Solar Telescope has released eight new images of the sun, previewing the exciting science underway at the world’s most powerful ground-based solar telescope.
Volcano Watch: Legends of Eruptions Past
Active volcanoes tell us their stories through earthquakes, deformation, gas emissions and lava flows. But what if a volcano isn’t active and hasn’t been for hundreds or even thousands of years? How can we learn their stories when now they slumber?
American Savings Bank invests more than $4.3 million in Hawaiʻi Community Lending
American Savings Bank is lending $4.3 million to Hawai’i Community lending for investment in homeownership opportunities for native Hawaiians eligible to reside on Hawaiian home lands.
NOAA predicts 50% chance of above-normal cyclone activity for Central Pacific
The 2023 Central Pacific hurricane season starts June 1, and this year forecasters at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration predict a 50% chance of above-normal tropical cyclone activity.
They predict four to seven tropical cyclones (tropical depressions, tropical storms and hurricanes) for the Central Pacific hurricane region, which is north of the equator between 140°W and the International Date Line.
Fallen military members to be honored at Memorial Day events on Big Island
Memorial Day weekend marks the beginning of summer, and also a time to recognize and honor the Americans who sacrificed their lives during military service throughout U.S. history.
On the Big Island, there will be two Memorial Day events on May 29:
Couple displaced after a structure fire in East Hawai‘i
A couple was displaced after a structure fire in a Puna neighborhood damaged their home late Wednesday night.
Mālama Maui Nui Seeks New Executive Director
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Vendors can now apply to 10th Annual Hawaiian Airlines Made in Maui County Festival
The Maui Chamber of Commerce is now accepting Product Vendor and Food Truck Vendor applications for the 2023 Hawaiian Airlines Made in Maui County Festival. The 10th Annual event will be held at the Maui Arts & Cultural Center on Nov. 3 and 4, 2023.
Daniel K. Inouye Solar Telescope captures closeups of Sun
The Daniel K. Inouye solar telescope images feature a variety of sunspots and quiet regions of the Sun obtained by the Visible-Broadband Imager, one of the telescope’s first-generation instruments.
Kauai Weather Forecast for May 26, 2023
A high pressure system will remain north of the Hawaiian Islands producing an extended period of light to locally breezy trade winds through the end of next…