Super Ferry Sighting on North Shore

Visitors alarmed by closeness of ferry to Kalawao.

Visitors to Kalawao expressed concern over seeing the Super Ferry nearly a quarter mileoff the shoreline.

By Andres Madueno

Passengers on a tour of Kalawao last Tuesday got more than a beautiful trek through history. They also received an alarmingly close sighting of the Hawaii Super Ferry, just off the North Shore of Molokai. The sighting happened at about 12:15 p.m. on Aug. 12 passing between the Mokapa and Okala islands.

“I think that is very disrespectful. This is holy land and they don’t have permission to be here,” said Rigo Torres, a visitor from Oahu. “They were really close – no more than a quarter of a mile away.”

Several of the passengers on Damien Tours’ Kalaupapa tour that day expressed concern over seeing the Super Ferry so close to the shoreline.

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