Hawaiian barge loses more than 20 containers overboard off Hilo

GCAPTAIN | A Hawaiian interisland barge lost more than 20 containers overboard off the coast of Hilo on Monday morning and several containers remain missing.


The U.S. Coast Guard said it responded to a report of lost cargo from the barge Ho Omaka Hou as the tug Hoku Loa was transiting with the barge to Hilo Harbor.


The tug operator reported that at 4:30 a.m. Monday, several 40-foot shipping containers fell overboard. That number of missing containers currently stands at 21, according to the Coast Guard.


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