Hurricane Lane Approaching Hawaiian Islands as Category 4 Hurricane

By Jolyn Rosa HONOLULU, Aug 23 (Reuters) - Hurricane Lane churned toward Hawaii on Thursday, dumping torrential rain on the Big Island and threatening storm surges and dangerous waves, as schools, government offices and businesses closed and residents stocked up on supplies. Packing sustained winds of up to 130 miles per hour (215 km per hour), Lane could dump 10 to 20 … [Read more...]

Major Hurricane Lane Barrels Toward Hawaii

By Jolyn Rosa HONOLULU, Aug 22 (Reuters) - Hawaii residents already reeling from months of explosive eruptions from Kilauea volcano braced on Wednesday for Hurricane Lane, which was bearing down on the U.S. island chain with high winds and lashing rains and the potential to trigger flooding and landslides. Though the hurricane weakened slightly as it spun across the … [Read more...]

Hawaii Lava Tours Face New Limits After ‘Lava Bomb’ Incident

By Jolyn Rosa HONOLULU, July 17 (Reuters) - Hawaii lava tour boats faced tighter restrictions on Tuesday after 23 passengers were injured by a volcanic explosion, as authorities investigated whether a vessel hit by "lava bombs" went too close to molten rock oozing into the Ocean. The U.S. Coast Guard now requires boat captains to stay at least 300 meters (yards) from lava … [Read more...]

Twelve People Injured by Flying Lava Aboard Kilauea Volcano Tour Boat

A dozen people were injured on Monday when the tour boat they were on was struck by flying lava from the Kilauea volcano on Big Island of Hawaii. The U.S. Coast Guard said it received a report of 12 people injured aboard a lava tour boat off Kapoho Bay, HI, where lava from the erupting Kilauea Volcano has been entering the ocean in recent months.  The Coast … [Read more...]

Pasha Hawaii Confirms Order for Two LNG-Powered Containerships at Keppel

Pasha Hawaii will be adding two more ships to its fleet providing Jones Act shipping service between the U.S. mainland and Hawaii with the addition of two newbuild gas-powered containerships. Honolulu-base Pasha Hawaii announced Thursday it has inked contracts for two liquefied natural gas fueled to be built at Brownsville, TX-based Keppel AmFELS, a subsidiary of Keppel … [Read more...]