Maritime News – More Hawaii Superferry Cancellations

Hawaii Superferry

Looks the Hawaii Superferry is running into even more trouble with environmental opposition. The New York Times tells us:

Officials with the first passenger-vehicle ferry between major Hawaiian islands canceled plans to resume service to Kauai, despite a partial court victory and an announcement by Gov. Linda Lingle that the ferry would start up again next Wednesday.

Hawaii Superferry officials said late Friday that the decision was made “for the safety of the community, our passengers and our dedicated employees.”

The announcement came a day after more than 1,000 people jammed a public meeting on Kauai with Ms. Lingle, a Republican, who tried to sell the project to island residents. Opponents shouted her down, calling the Superferry a threat to the environment and the island’s rural charm. Read More…

Thanks to SeaFever for the Discoverer Tip.

Update:

Kauai Case Against the Hawaii Superferry Will Likely Be Dropped Thursday, But Appeal Expected