POSTED: 10 AUGUST 2007 - 10:00am HST

Superferry Actions in the Works

poster by Juan WIson of "Koahu", where we'll live after the Superferry arrives. Click on it for big image

August 17th

at Small Town Coffee Company
4-1495 Kuhio Highway, Kapa'a

Friday, 7:00pm

a presentation by Dr. Lee Tepley, creator of the DVD:
'Will the Hawaii Superferry Kill Humpback Whales?'

Is the Superferry a mortal threat to baby Humpbacks and their mothers?
Are high-speed ferries killing whales in other parts of the world?
Have scientists determined a “whale-safe” speed for large boats?
Why aren’t cruise ships seen as killing whales?

August 18th

Peace & Freedom Celebration Hall
4191 Hardy Street, Lihue

Saturday, 1:00 to 5:00pm

Hui-R Public Meeting
Panelists will include:
Dayne Aipoalani - Ali'i Nui, The Polynesian Kingdom of Atooi
Rich Hoeppner - People for the Preservation of Kaua'i
Gordon LaBedz - Surfrider Foundation
Dr. Lee Tepley - creator of "Will the Hawaii Superferry Kill Humpback Whales?"

We invite EVERYONE to join us at our upcoming Public Meeting.
Come hear the truth about the real impacts to Kaua'i from the Hawaii Superferry.

Immediately following the Panel, there will be a Public Meeting in which we will together determine our course of action.

August 19th

Nawiliwili Harbor, Pier 1
Lihue, Kauai

Sunday, 11:00am-4:00pm
Hawaii Superferry welcomes you and your family to an Alakai Open House event
to walk the passenger and vehicle decks of Hawaii Superferry's first vessel.

Reservations are limited and will be processed on a first come, first serve basis. Don't miss this chance to come aboard prior to start of service!

Security procedures and parking information is listed below and will be included on your confirmation email. Please make sure to RSVP for each member of your party, as individuals not on the security list cannot be permitted entry.

Click here to reserve your space today

And if you do get on board you can ask some embarassing questions of your hosts - like how much for a family of four round-trip with bikes?



POSTED: 12 AUGUST 2007 - 8:45am HST

Superferry reservations begin

12 August 2007 in The Garden Island News

Officials with the Hawai‘i Superferry yesterday announced that its first day of service with inter-island voyages between Maui and O‘ahu and Kaua‘i and O‘ahu will be August 28th.

“We are very excited to announce Alakai’s inaugural voyage on August 28,” Hawai‘i Superferry President and Chief Executive Officer John Garibaldi said in a
combined statement.“After many years in the planning, Hawai‘i residents, businesses and visitors will have a new inter-island transportation alternative that provides the opportunity to travel with your own vehicle. We take great pride in the unique travel experience that Hawaii Superferry will offer passengers and look
forward to our maiden voyage.”

Passengers on Hawai‘i Superferry’s Alakai can expect food, entertainment and shopping, as well as on-board movies, according to a press release from the ferry’s publicist.

Ferry terminals will open at least two hours prior to departure and passengers are recommended to arrive at least one hour prior to departure.

Terminal gates will close 30 minutes prior to departure. Hawai‘i Superferry staff will greet passengers upon entering terminal and efficiently conduct security and agriculture screening, document checks, and assist passengers through the process.

Service will be offered daily between Maui and O‘ahu and will be offered Sunday to Friday between Kaua‘i and O‘ahu. The voyages are expected to take three hours each way. When a second ferry arrives in 2009, service will begin between O‘ahu and the Big Island and a second daily O‘ahu-Maui roundtrip will begin.

One-way fares listed below include taxes and fees, but exclude a fuel surcharge which will be added to passenger and vehicle fares. Through August 31st, travel
surcharge will be between $10 to $19. For non-commercial vehicles, the fuel surcharge will be from $11 to $32. The fuel surcharge will vary and is
calculated monthly based on the price of fuel.



POSTED: 12 AUGUST 2007 - 8:30am HST
Coast Guard to set Superferry security zone

7 August 2007 by staff of  The Honolulu Adveretiser

The U.S. Coast Guard will set up security zones during the transit of the Hawaii Superferry.

The Alakai will have a circular security zone extending 100 yards out from and centered on the vessel inside the Honolulu, Kahului and Nawiliwili harbors, according to a news release issued today.

The security zone will move with the vessel as long as it is within 3 nautical miles of the mouth of the harbor. Unless authorized by the U.S. Coast Guard captain, no person is allowed within 100 yards of the Alakai when it is under way or at anchor.

Violating the security zone is a federal offense and may result in civil penalties. Violators may pay fines of up to $32,500 per violation, in which each additional day of a violation is a separate violation. Criminal penalties include imprisonment for up to 10 years and a fine of up to $10,000, seizure and forfeiture of the vessel.



POSTED: 8 AUGUST 2007 - 5:00pm HST

Superferry Alakai Open House on Kauai

An Invitation
Wednesday, August 08, 2007

On behalf of Hawaii Superferry, we would like to offer you and your family a special opportunity to come aboard our first ship, the Alakai, for a preview of the vessel.

On Sunday, August 19th (11:00am-4:00pm) an open house will be held on Kaua‘i at the Nawiliwili Ferry Terminal at Pier 1. A limited number of spaces have been reserved for our newsletter subscribers on a first come, first serve basis. Response to the Alakai has been overwhelmingly positive and similar events are planned for Maui and the island of Hawai‘i later this month.

Please click the link below for more information on the event, and to register you and your family. Reservations will go quickly and space is limited - so we encourage you to register today!

Click here to reserve your space today

Mahalo for your support of Hawaii Superferry, we look forward to welcoming you aboard.

John L. Garibaldi
President and Chief Executive Officer



POSTED: 6 AUGUST 2007 - 10:00am HST

Reaction to Superferry on Kauai

image above: the jetty where the Superferry Alakai will berth. In the background the Pride of Hawaii

by Jose Bulatao Jr. on 4 August 2007

I have "heard" that something is being planned about the debut of Superferry service on Kauai in the next few weeks...

That is much too vague for me. Several months ago, I put out a "feeler" in an attempt to get organized. The response was a total zilch!

That's understandable. I have no axe to grind regarding the reluctance of any individual or group to "take charge" for fear of retaliation, arrest, and financially burdensome after-effects that may result.

So the question arises: What WILL happen? Should there be a groundswell of "interested onlookers and curiosity seekers" converging on the roads leading to Nawiliwili to cause a monumental traffic congestion? While that may be most dramatic, I fear the consequences should there be a need for emergency vehicles to traverse the area in response to life-threatening or life-saving concerns.

Should the waters be filled with boaters, surfers and swimmers? If so, what about THEIR health and safety?

Should there be petitions presented to the Mayor of our County and the Governor of our State with signatures protesting the SuperFerry? But, aren't we sorely outnumbered by Oahu's residents who can do the same thing and make our attempt look piddly?

Should we have a "silent vigil" of Kauai residents holding their signs of protestations, standing on the side of the roads leading to the area where the SuperFerry will be located? It is in coordinating the details to be logistically responsible and having everyone adhere to "the plan" that will need some orchestration and some leadership.

Whatever is done, count me in.

Any ideas? Any responses?

[Editor's Note: The ad hoc organization Hui-R is planning a meeting on August 18th to discuss Kauai's relation Superferry service. For more click here ]

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see also:
Island Breath: Hui-R Superferry Meeting 7/26/2007
Island Breath: Not So Super Ferry 7/24/07
Island Breath: Superferry Invasion 7/22/07
Island Breath: Superferry Noise 7/18/07
Island Breath: Suoerferry Delayed 5/25/07
Island Breath: Still No Superferry EIS 3/31/07
Island Breath: Superferry EIS Effort 3/25/2007
Island Breath: Superferry EIS Bill hearings 2/26/07
Island Breath: Superferry Promotion 2/24/07
Island Breath: Superferry Launched 1/28/07
Island Breath: Superferry in Trouble
Island Breath: Superferry Reference
Island Breath: Superferry Resistance
Island Breath: Superferry & Military
Island Breath: Superferry History
Island Breath: Stop the Superferry
Island Breath: Superferry Meetings
Island Breath: Superferry Redux
Island Breath: Superferry Problems