From pages 16-19: http://www.uscg.mil/hq/cg5/docs/Summer%202008%20Proceedings%20Info%20Share%20special%20section.pdf
Wednesday, December 23, 2009
"The Hawaii Superferry—information sharing leads to operational success"USCG Proceedings of the MSSC
Excerpt from U.S. Coast Guard “Proceedings of the Marine Safety & Security Council” magazine. By CAPT Vince Atkins, former commander, U.S. Coast Guard Sector Honolulu, and ENS Meghan Hough, U.S. Coast Guard Sector Honolulu.
Hawaii Superferry (HSF) came to Hawaii to start a high-speed ferry service between the Hawaiian islands of Oahu, Maui, and Kauai. The Superferry vessel, the Alakai, is a 350-foot high-speed catamaran designed to carry 866 passengers and 282 vehicles.
A Hostile Operating Environment
Citizens and environmental groups opposed to this new service voiced several concerns, citing Alakai’s lack of an environmental impact study, the possibility of increased traffic congestion, and the potential for introducing invasive species and harming marine life.
Alakai’s initial operations were greeted by an estimated 300 protestors in Kauai, endangering public safety at sea and ashore...
Achieving Interagency Alignment...
Execution of the Operation...
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Full article and “Focus on Safety” edition of USCG Proceedings is available at www.uscg.mil/proceedings. Click on “archives” and then “2008 Vol. 65, Number 2," pp. 16-19 (Summer 2008).