On October 15, 2006 an earthquake impacted the Hawaiian Islands resulting in falling rocks along the coastline. These falling rocks present a safety hazard to users of Kealakekua Bay.
The Captain of the Port (COTP) has established a safety zone within
Kealakekua Bay and in particular Subzone A, resulting in a temporary closure. Subzone A, as determined by the State of Hawai`i Department of Land and Natural Resources, is the area within the Bay between the shore and a line extending south fr
om the lighthouse on Ka awaloa Cove to Napo opo o Beach (Hikiau Heiau).
Notification will be made via channel 16 VHF FM and the USCG Homeport website once the COTP reopens the bay.