Today's Passenger Transit Express newsletter by the American Public Transportation Association (APTA) reports that the Alakai recently joined its sister ferry the Huakai to carry relief supplies to Haiti.
The Alakai and Huakai catamarans formerly provided cargo and passenger ferry service between Oahu and Maui. The ferries are currently berthed in Norfolk, Virginia after Hawaii Superferry declared bankruptcy and went out of business. The primary contributing factor to Hawaii Superferry's downfall was its failure to comply with Hawaii's environmental laws.
For more on the Hawaii Superferry, see the Hawaii Superferry archive.