Interisland shipping company Young Brothers Ltd. said it has modified some of its operations due to the approach of Tropical Storm Flossie.
The modifications at various ports are as follows:
>> Hilo. The waterways into the port of Hilo remain closed. However, YB’s Hilo operations will remain open as allowed by the Coast Guard. Customers are able to pick up and drop off cargo today. YB’s barge Makaala remains south of the Big Island awaiting the passing of the storm. YB estimates the barge will arrive at Hilo at 4 p.m. pending clearance from the Coast Guard.
>> Kawaihae. The Coast Guard has closed the waterways into the port of Kawaihae. However, YB’s operations are currently open until 11:30 a.m. today, and customers are able to pick up and drop off cargo until then.
>> Kahului. The waterways into the port of Kahului have been closed by the Coast Guard. YB’s operations will remain open until 11:30 a.m. today, and customers are able to pick up and drop off cargo until then.
>> Nawiliwili. YB’s Nawiliwili operations will remain open until 11:30 a.m. today.
>> Kaunakakai: YB’s barge, Kamaluhia, departed for Honolulu at 9:45 a.m.
>> Honolulu: Monday sailings from Honolulu to Kawaihae, Kahului, and Nawiliwili are still slated to depart today as scheduled with arrivals into these ports being delayed.
Updated information will be posted on YB’s website: www.youngbrothershawaii.com