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Young Brothers Adjusts Sailing Schedules Due to Ana

October 16, 2014, 5:44 PM HST
* Updated October 16, 5:46 PM
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Due to Tropical Storm Ana, precautions are being taken by Young Brothers, Ltd., in preparation for potential effects of the storm.

As of Thursday at 12:30 p.m., the company has released an update on its operations at ports of call throughout Hawai’i, including the two ports located on the Big Island.

Thursday’s sail from Hilo to Honolulu was not affected and left Hilo on Thursday morning. Arrival and cargo availability will be available on Friday until 3:30 p.m.

The Saturday, Oct. 18 sail from Honolulu to Hilo has been rescheduled for Friday evening. Cargo for this sail will be accepted in Honolulu until 1:30 p.m. Friday. This sail is expected to sail North of Maui to avoid the storm and enter Hilo on Sunday afternoon, with cargo available Monday morning.

Monday’s sailing from Hilo to Honolulu is expected to run at its regular availability.


It is not anticipated that the United States Coast Guard will close the Port of Hilo due to Tropical Storm Ana.


The sail originally scheduled for Thursday from Honolulu to Kawaihae has been rescheduled for a Friday departure. It will travel North of Maui to avoid the storm and enter Kawaihae on Sunday with cargo available Monday morning.

Monday’s sailing from Honolulu to Kawaihae is anticipated to run at its regular schedule.

Young Brothers projects that the U.S. Coast Guard will close the Port of Kawaihae on Friday morning.


All sailings returning to Honolulu will be subject to the U.S. Coast Guard closure of the Port of Honolulu, which is expected to occur early Saturday morning, Oct. 18.

Plans for Young Brothers’ port operations are subject to changed based on the weather conditions and directions given by the U.S. Coast Guard and the State of Hawai’i Department of Transportation.

More details are available at the Young Brothers’ website.

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