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Riding out a tsunami

Routine tugboat run anything but routine following quake in Japan

March 13, 2011
By HARRY EAGAR, Staff Writer

* Editor's note: Late Thursday afternoon, Maui News Staff Writer Harry Eagar boarded the tugboat Hoku-Loa at Kahului. His aim was to write a feature story about the crew's overnight routine of hauling a Young Brothers barge from Kahului to Honolulu Harbor. Hours later, an 8.9-magnitude earthquake struck off the east coast of Japan and generated a massive tsunami that would swamp the Pacific.

 
 

 

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