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Safari Explorer protest. Courtesy photo 1/21/12.
UPDATE: Extra Enforcement Puts “Tail Spin” on Return of Vessel to Molokai
January 21st, 2012 · 8 Comments · Comments Via Facebook (0) · Maui News
 

A group of about 40 protesters returned to Kaunakakai Harbor on Molokai on Saturday as the Safari Explorer vessel resumed port calls to the island. Despite an agreement in place, demonstrators expressed anger and resentment over additional enforcement presence saying it, “brought out many more protesters, and made things worse.”


Courtesy photo from water blockade at Kaunakakai, Molokai.
Security Zone Implemented With Safari Explorer’s Return to Kaunakakai
January 14th, 2012 · 6 Comments · Comments Via Facebook (0) · Featured, Maui News
 

A security zone will be enforced one hour prior to Kaunakakai Harbor entries and departures by the passenger vessel Safari Explorer when it resumes service to Molokai on Jan. 21. An informational meeting is set for Jan. 17.


Courtesy photo from Nov. 26, 2011 weekend water blockade at Kaunakakai, Molokai.
Compromise Reached in Cruise Company’s Return To Molokai
December 20th, 2011 · 1 Comment · Comments Via Facebook (0) · Featured, Maui News
 

American Safari Cruises plans to resume regularly scheduled visits to Molokai on January 21, 2011. The cruise company said “an amicable agreement has been reached” with local groups, as well as state and federal authorities.


“You took the whole fight away from one farmer versus another farmer and you put the battle to where it belongs, which is in the rivers,” said longtime cultural advocate Walter Ritte Jr. of Molokai.  Photo by Wendy OSHER.
Another Cruise Ship Protest Planned on Molokai
November 21st, 2011 · 4 Comments · Comments Via Facebook (0) · Featured, Maui News
 

The protest, which is the third of its kind, is planned for 6 a.m. on Saturday, November 26, 2011 at Kaunakakai Wharf. There are four more inter-island trips planned between now and the end of the year by the American Safari Cruises company, according to the company’s booking website.


Walter Ritte file photo by Wendy Osher.
Cruise Ship Protest Planned on Molokai
November 7th, 2011 · 7 Comments · Comments Via Facebook (0) · Featured, Maui News
 

A group of residents on Molokai plan to hold a protest this Thursday in demonstration against a cruise ship company planning port calls on the island.