Contractor removes grounded boat

A crew working for the Department of Land and Natural Resources removed a 40-foot sailboat from the shoreline Thursday.

The crew attached heavy equipment to the Seaquel at about 10:30 a.m.

A department spokeswoman said the boat owner would not be cited for the incident that left his vessel on rocks fronting Old Kona Airport Park. DLNR will try to recover the costs of the removal — which she did not provide — from the owner.