Hawaiian Barge Loses More Than 20 Containers Overboard Off Hilo

Hawaiian Barge Loses More Than 20 Containers Overboard Off Hilo

Hawaiian Barge Loses More Than 20 Containers Overboard Off Hilo

Mike Schuler

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June 22, 2020

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A Hawaiian interisland barge shed greater than 20 containers too far off the coastline of Hilo on Monday early morning as well as a number of containers continue to be missing out on.

The UNITED STATE Coast Guard claimed it replied to a record of shed freight from the barge Ho Omaka Hou as the pull Hoku Loa was transiting with the barge to Hilo Harbor.

The pull driver reported that at 4:30 a.m. Monday, a number of 40-foot delivery containers dropped too far. That variety of missing out on containers presently stands at 21, according to the Coast Guard.

Nine of the containers have actually lain while 12 continue to be absent, the Coast Guard reported.

The team of the pull as well as barge Ho Omaka Hou observed that the containers were missing out on after mooring inHilo Containers are apparently adrift roughly 8 miles north of Hilo, as well as one had actually been discovered adrift in Hilo Harbor.

The crash is presently under examination.

The Ho Omaka Hou barge is had as well as run by Hawaii- based Young Brothers, a leading interisland products business as well as independent subsidiary of Foss Maritime Company, which is wholly-owned by Saltchuk Resources.

The Coast Guard claimed dealing with Young Brothers to situate as well as recuperate the containers as well as analyze the circumstance better, consisting of figuring out the materials of the containers.

Weather at the time of the event was eastern winds at 12 miles per hour, waves to 4 feet with a south swell at 3 feet, as well as separated showers.

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