Two Superferrys For Sale

SOURCE: Dick Mayer (
SUBHEAD: MARAD offers for sale of two high speed vessels... Superferrys. Buyer beware!

By Staff on 23 June 2011 for Save Kahalui Harbor -  

Image above: The second Superferry, the Huakai on duty doing relief in Haiti. From (

The Maritime Administration of the U. S. Department of Transportation is offering for public sale, on an „„as is, where is‟‟ basis, two fast ferry vessels, ALAKAI, Official Number 1182234, and HUAKAI, Official Number 1215902. Bids may be submitted on or before 5 p.m. July 20, 2011. For additional details, please contact:

 Mr. David Heller Office of Shipyards and Marine Engineering,
Maritime Administration 1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE,
Washington, DC 20590.
Telephone: (202) 366–1850

Copies of this notice may also be obtained from that office. An electronic copy of this document may be downloaded from the Federal Register’s home page at: and the Government Printing Office‟s database at: (see, 76 FR 35942, June 20, 2011). This notice is coming out the same week as the Bloomberg News article detailing the extensive "aluminum corrosion" on the simarly built, and even more recent, US Navy Littoral Combat Ship (LCS) also built at the same Austal shipyard in Mobile, Alabama. ( An email that I received from MARAD states that there has been no testing done on the two vessels.

BUYER BEWARE. Hawaii OEQC Environmental Notice Page 13 ( .

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