Archive for June, 2011

2 Superferries 4 Sale: Buyer Beware

Thursday, June 23rd, 2011

This notice is coming out the same week as the Bloomberg News article detailing the extensive “aluminum corrosion” on the similarly built, and even more recent, US Navy Littoral Combat Ship (LCS) also built at the same Austal shipyard in Mobile, Alabama.

A  MARAD email states that there has been no  testing done on the 2 vessels.       BUYER BEWARE.


Hawaii OEQC  Environmental Notice  Page 13


Maritime Administration Offer for Public Sale of Two High Speed Vessels

The Maritime Administration of the U. S. Department of Transportation is offering for public sale, on an „„as is, where is‟‟ basis, two fast ferry vessels, ALAKAI, Official Number 1182234, and HUAKAI, Official Number 1215902. Bids may be submitted on or before 5 p.m. July 20, 2011. For additional details, please contact Mr. David Heller, Office of Shipyards and Marine Engineering, Maritime Administration, 1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE, Washington, DC 20590. Telephone: (202) 366–1850; or e-mail Copies of this notice may also be obtained from that office. An electronic copy of this document may be downloaded from the Federal Register’s home page and the Government Printing Office‟s database. (see, 76 FR 35942, June 20, 2011).

Here is the complete Federal Notice:

Kahului Beach Rd Barriers

Tuesday, June 14th, 2011

State of Hawaii Department of Transportation, Highways Division
June 22, 2011
6:00pm – 8:00pm
Maui Community College
Pilina Multipurpose Room
310 W. Kaahumanu Ave, Kahului, Hawaii

Project: Kahului Beach Road Route 3400 Kahului Bay Shoreline Protection
Project No. 3400A-01-09

Kahului Beach Road Barriers

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that a public informational meeting will be held by State of Hawaii Department of Transportation, Highways Division (DOT-H) on
Wednesday, June 22, 2011 beginning at 6:00pm, and ending at 8:00pm
in the Pilina Multipurpose Room at Maui Community College,
310 W. Kaahumanu Ave, Kahului, Hawaii.

The purpose of the meeting is to discuss alternatives for shoreline protection along Kahului Beach Road and the adjacent Kahului Harbor Shoreline.

Kahului Harbor is exposed to wind and waves from the north and northeast. Two large breakwaters protect the harbor from high energy waves during intense storms however the surge becomes a constant attack on the breakwaters and shoreline fronting Kahului Beach Road.

The DOT-H and their consultant Oceanit will discuss suggested alternatives to protect the shoreline and will offer opportunity for public discussion.

All questions are to be directed to
Derrick Elfalan of Oceanit at (808) 531-3017 or email