Once again, things aren’t quite adding up with Hawaii Superferry.
KGMB reported last night that the ferry is having rudder problems that are apparently serious enough to capture the attention of the Coast Guard, which advised HSF officials to keep the boat in port until it’s fixed.
The station has Superferry officials saying it’s the auxiliary rudder, while “the Coast Guard said the trouble is with the rudder post, which houses the rudder and is controlled by jet drives that help stabilize the Alakai.” Why the differing accounts?
Further, the report states: “The Superferry said it's a one day fix and insists the rough seas have kept it from sailing, not the repairs.”
So if the problem was discovered on Monday, and it’s a one-day fix, why wasn’t it repaired by the time of the newscast on Wednesday? We're now at day five of no service, so you'd think they'd want to have it up and running ASAP.
And the big question: how, exactly, did it get damaged?
These, of course, are the kinds of questions that apparently don’t get asked, or answered. And meanwhile, The Advertiser’s coverage is limited to running voyage cancelled announcements pulled from the company’s website.