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Dear Valued Customer:


The following announcement by Matson Navigation Company (“Matson”) is provided for your review:


Subject:  Matsonia 548WArrival in Honolulu Delayed Due to Mechanical Problem


The S.S. Matsonia 548W, sailing from Oakland, encountered a mechanical problem yesterday and lost power while en route to Honolulu.   The vessel is currently 480 nautical miles from Honolulu.   While the crew has been working diligently to repair the problem, work so far has been unsuccessful.  The ship was scheduled to arrive in Honolulu this morning.


As of now, we do not have any definitive information that would allow us to provide a revised arrival time.   If repair work can’t rectify the situation at sea, the vessel may need to be towed to Honolulu, which would result in a delay of 5 to 6 days.  As a proactive measure, a tug has already been dispatched to assist the ship should towing be necessary.


In addition to the delay, refrigerated shipments have been without power since yesterday morning.   We are contacting customers impacted by this issue directly and regret the loss of this cargo as a result of this incident.


We will continue to provide you with updates as more information becomes available. Our apologies to our Customers shipping out of Oakland for the inconvenience they will experience because of this delay.

Should you have any questions, please contact your local sales or customer service representative, or call us at (800) 488-4888.


Thank you in advance for your understanding in this matter.