Hawaii Superferry ends passenger service

Thomas Fargo
Thomas Fargo

By Leland Kim - bio | email

HONOLULU HARBOR (KHNL) - The Hawaii Superferry will end passenger ferry service and look for ways to lease out the Alakai, Superferry chief executive officer Thomas Fargo announced Thursday morning during a press conference.

The announcement came three days after the state Supreme Court ruled the law which allowed the Alakai to continue sailing while an environmental review was going on was unconstitutional.

Superferry officials announced Tuesday they would lay off their employees on Friday.  The Alakai left Honolulu Harbor Thursday morning for its final voyage to Maui to pick up stranded passengers and their vehicles.  It is scheduled to return to Honolulu early Thursday afternoon.

Superferry photo courtesy of Jenn Weber.