Pasha Hawaii concludes deployment of Horizon Spirit in support of Puerto Rico carriers’ hurricane relief efforts
Ship sets world record for the largest single commodity shipment on a containership, delivering over 800 containers filled with over 15 million bottles of water on its initial humanitarian relief voyage to Puerto Rico. Honolulu, HI-based Pasha Hawaii announced that the U.S. Jones Act vessel HORIZON SPIRIT has returned to the U.S. West Coast after ably providing service in the Puerto Rico market to support extraordinary volumes of cargo for use in hurricane relief and rebuilding efforts. Since cargo volume can now be handled by the U.S. Jones Act vessels customarily serving the Puerto Rico market, the vessel will serve as a drydock reserve ship in Pasha Hawaii’s container business between the mainland and Hawaii. It will relieve the Horizon Reliance which will undergo regulatory dry-dock maintenance at a U.S. West Coast shipyard.
Ailing captain spent night on assault ship
A San Diego-based Coast Guard helicopter crew airlifted the ailing master of the "Horizon Spirit", which was enroute Los Angeles-Honolulu with an ETA of June 7, in the night of June 5, 2012, about 460 miles west of San Diego. The man was flown to the amphibious assault ship "Peleliu" and remained on the ship overnight. After his condition was stabilized, he was flown to Scripps Memorial Hospital La Jolla in the morning of June 5. In order to fly the long-range mission to the container ship, the MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter refueled on the Peleliu.Upload News