Hawaii Island Superferry protest postponed

Aloha kakou,
 
Just got word the Superferry will not launch on Thursday. Action called off until further notice.
Mahalo to those who were prepared to come out !! 
 
Jim Albertini
Malu `Aina Center For Non-violent Education & Action
P.O. Box AB
`Ola`a (Kurtistown), Hawaii 96760
Phone 808-966-7622
email ja@interpac.net
www.malu-aina.org
 
Hawaii Superferry postpones Thursday relaunch
By Christie Wilson
Advertiser Neighbor Island Editor
KAHULUI, Maui — Hawaii Superferry is postponing the relaunch of its Maui-to-Honolulu service until the state can repair pier damage at Kahului Harbor caused by yesterday's high surf.
The company planned to resume service Thursday, and has yet to announce the postponement and a new start date, but Michael Formby of the Department of Transportation said the 350-foot high-speed catamaran would not be able to use the harbor for at least three days.
The time is needed to replace two bollards that were ripped from Pier 2 and to inspect the state-owned barge that will be used to load and unload vehicles from the ferry. The barge also must be realigned to accommodate ferry operations.
Formby said swells within the harbor yesterday were measured at 6 feet. He called the conditions the worst in recent memory.

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