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Hawaii Superferry trip canceled because of choppy sea

By Margarita Snegireva. The Hawaii Superferry trip was canceled again because of bad weather.

The Alakai will not make a trip to Maui .

The superferry restarted service to the valley isle a little more than two weeks ago, and already the plagued carrier is running into more problems.
At least one potential customer who stopped by the pier doesn't understand the holdup.

"That's why I'm not understanding why this one isn't going because the channel going across from France to London is a lot rougher than it is here," said Aaron Carter, who was thinking of using the interisland ferry.
Instead the Carters moved on.

News of the latest ferry delay travelled quickly, as fast as a high speed jet plane.
"I heard it was the weather, but then again I heard that most of the negative comments were due to the environmental concerns," said Jeff Moore.
Moore and his family waited to board an airplane instead of climbing aboard the Hawaii Superferry.

The Hawaii Superferry is a Hawai'i-based transportation company seeking to provide high-speed ferry service between Honolulu Harbor on the island of O' ahu, Kahului Harbor on Maui, and Nawiliwili Harbor on Kaua'i. The company started service on August 26, 2007, but suspended service amid protests and legal challenges over the necessity of an environmental assessment before service can proceed. The state legislature passed a measure that was signed by the governor on November 6, 2007 that allows the ferry to operate conditionally while an environmental assessment is conducted.