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Subject:  Hurricanes Madeline and Lester

Dear Valued Customer:

Please note the update from Matson Navigation Company (“Matson”) below:


Matson’s operational updates based on National Weather Service forecast information for Hurricanes Madeline and Lester as of 2300 HST on August 30 are listed below:


Big Island 


  • There is a hurricane watch in effect for the Big Island.

  • U.S. Coast Guard closed Big Island ports at 2000 until further notice.

  • Hurricane Madeline was 62 nautical miles east of Hilo and tracking just south of the Big Island. It is expected to bring possible hurricane force winds, heavy rains, and high surf to parts of the Big Island Wednesday / Thursday. 

  • Hurricane Lester, still more than 1,100 miles east of the Big Island and moving at 10 knots, was forecast to pass north of the Big Island on Saturday/Sunday.  Weather Service forecasts of potential impacts will be provided as they are known. 


Oahu, Maui, Kauai


  • There is a tropical storm watch in effect for Maui. 


We are continuing to monitor the progress of both Hurricanes and will update vessel schedules and operations as needed.


Best wishes to our family, friends and Customers for safe harbor!