Honolulu officials announced Friday that they have closed the lagoon at Magic Island after the sailing vessel Summer Salt became grounded Wednesday night.

The 32-foot vessel ran aground on the revetment dividing the lagoon from the open ocean, and U.S. Coast Guard and Ocean Safety officials have been warning the public to avoid the area.

“Now, with an approaching high tide and a rising southwest swell, there is growing concern about debris from the vessel entering the lagoon just as salvage efforts are being organized,” said a city statement to the media Friday afternoon.

The lagoon is expected to reopen once the vessel and any additional debris are removed.

Waves pound stranded boat at Magic Island.
Waves pound the stranded Summer Salt at Magic Island on Thursday. Cory Lum/Civil Beat

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