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HCDA MEDIA ADVISORY: Rescue boat arrives in Kewalo Basin Harbor

Posted on Apr 11, 2016 in Latest Department News

The Hawaii Community Development Authority (HCDA), Honolulu Emergency Services Department (ESD), and the Howard Hughes Corporation (HHC) welcome the first rescue boat stationed at Kewalo Basin Harbor.  This public-private partnership will provide first class emergency ocean response service to the Kakaako waterfront area and surrounding south shore.  City & County lifeguards will offer photographers and reporters rides aboard the new boat, and there will be multiple interview and video opportunities available.


Welcoming Ceremony for Kewalo Basin Rescue Boat


Wednesday, April 13

10:00 a.m.


Kewalo Basin Harbor, Harbormaster’s Office Dock


  • Governor David Ige
  • Mayor Kirk Caldwell
  • Aedward Los Banos, Interim Executive Director of the HCDA
  • Mark Rigg, Director of Honolulu Emergency Services Department
  • Influential Members of the Surfing and Ocean Community
  • S. Coast Guard


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Lindsey Doi

Asset Manager

Hawaii Community Development Authority

547 Queen Street

Honolulu, HI  96813

Direct: (808) 594-0328