Are IMO regulations tough enough to keep national governments from imposing stricter measures?

Only partly
No--expect a slew of regional regs!

Marine Log

June 14, 2007

Hawaii Superferry now en route

The Alakai, Hawaii Superferry's first vessel, built by Austal USA, left Mobile, Alabama June 14th before dawn Honolulu time on its delivery voyage.

You can track its progress by clicking here.

The Alakai's 7,600 mile journey from Mobile to Hawaii will take it through the Panama Canal, after which it will refuel in Los Angeles in preparation for the last leg of the voyage home.

The Alakai is anticipated to arrive in Hawaii in early July. Once in Hawaii, the crew will conduct route familiarization and training voyages for certification by the U.S. Coast Guard.

Prior to start of service which is expected later this summer, the Alakai will provide opportunities for residents to come aboard while in port on the islands of Oahu, Kauai, Maui and Hawaii.