Coast Guard Aids Dispatches Cutter to Aid with Protesters

Monday, August 27, 2007
According to reports, the U.S. Coast Guard said today that it has dispatched one of its cutters to Nawiliwili Harbor, where protesters have blocked the arrival of the Hawaii Superferry at Kaua'i. A Coast Guard spokesman said the Coast Guard also has sent a 25-ft. inflatable boat to respond to protesters. The Hawaii Superferry's 350-ft. vessel the Alakai was approaching the harbor when it was turned away by the Coast Guard due to hundreds of protesters at the site.

About 500 passengers remain stranded on the Alakai, which embarked on its maiden voyage from Honolulu to Kahului earlier today. Source: Honolulu Advertiser

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