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Multiple containers fall overboard in waters off Hilo

  • PHOTO COURTESY STATE SEN. KAI KAHELE
                                Investigators are checking into how 21 shipping containers aboard a Young Brothers vessel ended up in the ocean. Above, the barge Monday in Hilo Harbor.

    PHOTO COURTESY STATE SEN. KAI KAHELE

    Investigators are checking into how 21 shipping containers aboard a Young Brothers vessel ended up in the ocean. Above, the barge Monday in Hilo Harbor.

  • COURTESY PHOTO BY TIM WRIGHT
                                Young Brothers was moving containers from Honolulu to Hilo Harbor when some of the cargo fell off the barge Monday.

    COURTESY PHOTO BY TIM WRIGHT

    Young Brothers was moving containers from Honolulu to Hilo Harbor when some of the cargo fell off the barge Monday.

Improper loading and possible overloading of an interisland freight barge and employing practices to avoid paying overtime may have played a role in at least 21 shipping containers going overboard early Monday morning off the Hilo coast, alleges state Sen. Kai Kahele (D, Hilo), who is calling for a Senate investigation into the incident. Read more

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