September 26, 2007

The Hawaii Superferry, an interisland ferry service that was halted last month following environmental protests, has decided not to resume service from Oahu to Kauai this week, despite a court ruling last Friday allowing the service to start up again and an announcement made that day by Gov. Linda Lingle that the ferry will resume operations. The company said its decision was made in consideration for the safety of the community, passengers and employees. Court hearings currently are under way to determine whether service from Oahu to Maui will continue while a Hawaii supreme court-ordered environmental impact study is conducted.