While the appeal is not yet final because a judgment on appeal has not been entered, we want to proceed prudently and have decided to cease operations for the present.
Our first priority is to take care of our customers, both those who have recently traveled and need to return to either Oahu or Maui and those who have future bookings. We will make one additional round trip to get vehicles back to their homes this Thursday.
We are in the process of calling all customers with near term bookings, starting with voyages on Tuesday and working out to further dates. Customers may also call 1-877-443-3779 for immediate service. Phone lines are extremely busy. If you are not able to get through, please wait and try again later.
With operations currently suspended, we unfortunately have to start releasing employees beginning Friday, March 20. Total employment at HSF is 161 full and part time employees and 75 contracted employees.
These are exceptional people who have been valued members of our company. Anyone who has sailed on Alakai can attest to their competence and Aloha to our customers.
Hawaii Superferry is working with the Department of LaborÂ¹s Rapid Response team to provide our employees with relocation assistance.