Trustees Release Final Restoration Plan for M/V Casitas Grounding in Northwestern Hawaiian Islands

3/25/2011
Last edited 7/14/2015

Casitas aground on reef
The M/V Casitas hard aground on the reef at Pearl and Hermes Atoll in the Hawaiian Islands National Wildlife Refuge, Hawaii on August 4, 2005. Photo credit: NOAA.

The State and federal natural resource trustees, including the State of Hawaii, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration and the Fish and Wildlife Service, released the Final Restoration Plan for the grounding of the M/V Casitas at Pearl and Hermes Atoll, Hawaii. The document is entitled "Final Damage Assessment and Restoration Plan and Environmental Assessment for the July 2, 2005 M/V Casitas Grounding at Pearl and Hermes Atoll, Northwest Hawaiian Islands, Hawaiian Islands National Wildlife Refuge, Papahanaumokuakea Marine National Monument."

Pearl and Hermes Atoll, in the northwestern Hawaiian Islands is part of the Hawaiian Islands National Wildlife Refuge managed by the Fish and Wildlife Service. The surrounding waters are part of the Papahanaumokuakea Marine National Monument.

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