Wednesday, November 5, 2008

Quiet, Almost Not Noticed

The Environmental Notice October 23, 2008


Kahului Commercial Harbor Pier 2C Mooring Modification, Maui
Applicant: State Department of Transportation Harbors Division
Contact: Marshall Ando, 587-1961
Federal Action: Federal Permit
Federal Agency: U.S. Army Corps of Engineers
CZM Contact: John Nakagawa, 587-2878,
Location: Kahului Commercial Harbor Pier 2C

TMK: (2) 3-7-1:22
Proposed Action: Modify the existing mooring system at Pier 2C, Kahului Commercial Harbor, which supports ferry operations. The existing soft-line mooring system is proposed to be modified to include a mooring chain to connect Pier 2C to the outward side of the Manaiakalani Barge and three anchor chains to steady the barge during loading and unloading operations. During ferry operations, the modified mooring system would draw the barge against the pier using a winching system. When not in operation, the mooring line will be slackened and the barge will be held in-place by the anchors. Currently a tugboat runs continuously during loading and unloading operations to steady the barge. The modified mooring system would eliminate the need for the tugboat.

Comments may be submitted to: Office of Planning, Dept of Business, Economic Development and Tourism, P.O. Box 2359, Honolulu, HI 96804. Email: or Fax: 587-2899. Comments Due: November 6, 2008

I have been sent a couple of formal comments to this and will post them as soon as possible.

The November OTF meeting is tomorrow.

Aloha, Brad

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