Anchor drop could cost yacht

  • Top: The luxury craft Formosa is positioned in Kailua Bay Wednesday morning. Left: The anchor from the Formosa is seen on the coral in Kailua Bay on Tuesday. Right: Chain from the anchor of the 196-foot Formosa is seen laying over the coral in Kailua Bay. (Photos courtesy Bryce Fielder Big Island Watersports/Special to West Hawaii Today)

  • The luxury craft Formosa is positioned in Kailua Bay Wednesday morning. (Laura Ruminski/West Hawaii Today)
  • Chain from the anchor of the 196-foot Formosa is seen laying over the coral in Kailua Bay on Tuesday. (Photo courtesy Bryce Fielder Big Island Watersports/Special to West Hawaii Today)
  • The anchor from the Formosa is seen on the coral in Kailua Bay on Tuesday. (Photo courtesy Bryce Fielder Big Island Watersports/Special to West Hawaii Today)

KAILUA-KONA — Being anchored in coral, in too shallow water and too close to the Kailua Pier navigation channel may land the owner of a 196-foot yacht in Kailua Bay a misdemeanor offense and a fine.